Upon Markewitz’s recommendation we booked two of Gooseberry Yurts accommodation. Perched on the edge of Gooseberry mesa, overlooking several iterations of the Red Bull Rampage course, it couldn’t get any better. 10/10 would recommend staying in one of their yurts with the infamous Gooseberry Mesa trail on one side and the canyon edge on the other the location redefines both scenic and ride-in, ride-out.
The trails around Virgin are an interesting mix of rugged and super rough, like Grafton DH, which can rattle the fillings out of teeth and smooth, transition filled sandstone. Finding the ‘flow’ sometimes requires jedi like riding to tame the jank, or the polar opposite where you could carve endless sandstone with your eyes closed.