Since its conception in the 1960s, mountain biking has grown to become one of the most popular and exhilarating outdoor experiences today. In 2021, more than 8.5 million people participated in mountain biking in the U.S. alone.
To help you get the most out of your next adventure, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top resorts for mountain biking in the U.S. Let’s jump in and help you decide where mountain biking will take you next!
A Note About Our List
Before we get to the resorts, we want to note that we didn’t rank these parks in any particular order. Our list includes the top resorts based on popularity and biker reviews, though there are certainly more excellent resorts around the country. Now, on to the list!
#1. Keystone Bike Park, Colorado
You’re going to see a lot of Colorado on this list, so why not start with a park in one of the best mountain biking states in the country?
Keystone Resort is located in Summit County, Colorado, near Denver. Summer activities are typically available between June 22nd and September 5th, and guests can choose from a selection of lodges right by the action or closer to the beautiful White River National Forest.
#2. Angel Fire Bike Park, New Mexico
MTBparks.com rated Angel Fire as the “Best in the Southwest” seven years in a row, so it’s a must-visit for any avid mountain biker. Angel Fire holds the title of the largest bike park in the Rocky Mountains, with more than 60+ miles of trails featuring skinnies, jump lines, and 2,000+ vertical feet. The summer season lasts from May 27th to October 30th.
#3. Trestle Bike Park, Colorado
Trestle has held the title of “Fastest Growing Bike Park” for the past decade and boasts one of the largest bike rental fleets in North America. The Trestle crew crafted each trail based on environmental impact, considering the effect they could have on soil, botany, watershed, and biology. The resort is open this year from June 18th to October 2nd.
#4. Northstar Bike Park, California
Northstar Resort is located in Martis Valley and includes more than just mountain biking. The biking trails feature unique adrenaline-pumping features, technical descents, and anti-gravity jumps. Click here for a map of some of California’s most iconic mountain biking trails.
#5. Killington Bike Park, Vermont
Killington Resort is the perfect family trip destination, with trails of varying difficulty for every level of rider. Their 3 high-speed lifts service over 30 miles of trails and 3 unique mountain areas: beginner terrain with intermediate trails once you get the hang of it, intermediate and advanced terrain with freeride trails, and New England trails with plenty of rocks and roots. Killington also offers group lessons, private lessons, youth camps, and adult camps for those looking to take their biking to the next level.
#6. Deer Valley Bike Park, Utah
Deer Valley Resort covers 6 mountains with up to 3,000 feet of elevation change. Several of the trails—which stretch for nearly 70 miles—connect to Park City’s 400-mile network of single track, so it may be worth hitting multiple resorts in one trip. To see the sunset from a new angle, try Deer Valley Resort’s Twilight Tuesdays which offer evening lift-serviced mountain biking.
#7. Aspen Snowmass Bike Park, Colorado
This bike park is one of the best in a state brimming with beautiful trails and resorts. Snowmass features something for every skill level, from rolling scenic trails to steep, rock-filled descents. It’s one of seven IMBA Gold-Level Ride Centers in the world.
#8. Park City Bike Park, Utah
Park City offers a vast stretch of trails ideal for those with an intermediate skill set and above. Mountain Village features 12 (1 “easy,” 9 “more difficult,” and 2 “most difficult”) and Canyons Village offers 10 (2 “easy,” 5 “more difficult,” and 3 “most difficult”), which you can read about here. Park City is the second of four IMBA Gold-Level Ride Centers in the U.S.
#9. Alyeska Bike Park, Alaska
Alyeska is Alaska’s premier lift-accessed downhill bike park. The resort includes a variety of road, single-track, and man-made features. Alaska is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the U.S., which you can enjoy at Alyeska bike park.
#10. Mammoth Bike Park, California
Mammoth Bike Park delivers the ultimate high-alpine riding experience for everyone. Whether you’re new to mountain biking or tail whipping off wooden ramps, you’ll find plenty of easy trails or jumps, berms, and drops for any skill level. Take your skills up a notch with Mammoth’s 80+ miles of singletrack.
#11. Bootleg Canyon Bike Park, Nevada
Bootleg Canyon is known for its beautiful hiking trails and some of the best mountain biking in the country. The steep technical downhill trails give you the perfect view of the Las Vegas Valley and Lake Mead, while the lower trails are more beginner-friendly.
#12. Powderhorn Bike Park, Colorado
Powderhorn Bike Park is an exhilarating experience crafted to complement the natural terrain. The lift connects to 13 miles of downhill biking, including 4 green trails for beginners, 1 blue trail for intermediate riders, and 1 black trail for advanced mountain bikers.
#13. Snowbasin Bike Park, Utah
Snowbasin Resort’s mountain bike trails take you through scenic aspen groves and pines. The 26+ miles of trails for any experience level are accessible from the mountain base and connect to additional Forest Service trails for nearly 50 miles of trails.
#14. Spirit Mountain Bike Park, Minnesota
Spirit Mountain is the third of our IMBA Gold-Level Ride Centers and is consistently ranked as a top-five bike park in the Midwest. The beautiful trails include breathtaking views of Lake Superior and the St. Louis River to enhance your gravity-fed day of mountain biking.
#15. Oakridge Mountain Bike Trails, Oregon
Oakridge earned the title of Mountain Biking Capital of the Northwest with more than 300 miles of singletrack trails accessible year-round. The various trails are geared for every skill level and earned Oakridge a spot as the final of four IMBA Gold-Level Ride Centers in the U.S. Mountain bikers come from around the world to ride at Oakridge; find out why by experiencing it yourself.
#16. Timberline Bike Park, Oregon
Timberline Bike Park is located on Mt. Hood, Oregon, at an elevation of 11,245 feet. The park includes freeride and technical trails from easy to difficult. Because of the elevation, Timberline typically opens a bit later than other bike parks—usually around mid-July.
#17. Greek Peak Bike Park, New York
Greek Peak Bike Park features amazing scenery, long straightaways for beginners, and sharp curves for experienced riders. The downhill trails include several lines that allow you to customize your ride by taking direct routes or jumping over obstacles. You’ll always find something exciting or new with each descent.
#18. Mountain Creek Bike Park, New Jersey
Mountain Creek Resort is an excellent resort for anyone looking for some friendly mountain biking competition. The resort hosts a Thursday Night Race League, where racers compete on a different section of trail each Thursday. The trail is typically an intermediate flow or tech trail.
#19. China Peak Bike Park, California
China Peak Mountain Resort has 21 miles of trails roughly split between beginner, intermediate, and expert. Backside is rated as the “most fun” trail, which is about 45 minutes long. China Peak is a weekend resort, meaning it’s only open on Saturdays and Sundays. As of 2022, they have made several trail improvements and added new lower end trails.
#20. Sunrise Park Resort, Arizona
Sunrise Park is home to Arizona’s only lift-served mountain biking trails. Riders can take the lift to the top of Sunrise Mountain before riding through some of the most beautiful forests in the state. With 15 bike trails and a maximum elevation of 10,700 feet, Sunrise Park Resort is the ultimate mountain biking experience in Arizona.
#21 Windrock Bike Park, Tennessee
Windrock Bike Park’s lift service runs every day, rain or shine. The resort also offers clinics, coaching, and guidance for everyone from beginners to World Cup Athletes to help you achieve your goals and get the most out of your Windrock experience.
#22. Bryce Resort, North Virginia
Bryce Bike Park is dedicated to growing the sport of mountain biking and adding new trails each year, from beginner-friendly rides to double-black jump lines. Online reservations are required, so plan your trip today and reserve a spot at Bryce Resort.
#23. Beaver Creek Bike Park, Colorado
At Beaver Creek Resort, bikers can discover incredible views of aspen glades, wildflowers, and the Gore Range. Bike rentals are available where and when you want, so you can take to the mountain on a high-performance trail bike or go the comfortable route on a cruiser.
#24. Copper Mountain Bike Park, Colorado
Copper Mountain is a beautiful resort with no end of fun activities. Bikers can ride on mountain-biking-only trails like Red Tail—a 2.1-mile trail covering a 660-foot vertical drop. The trails are lift accessible, and the relaxed atmosphere makes for a family-friendly experience.
#25. Snowshoe Bike Park, West Virginia
We finish our list in West Virginia with one of the biggest trail systems in the eastern United States. Snowshoe Resort is home to the 2022 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and is famous for being one of the best bike parks in the U.S. Plan a trip now for a ride filled with legendary berms, jumps, drops, and flows.
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