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Flying Monkey

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

This trail will either challenge your greatest fears or scare the living s**t out of you ! I've never been so terrified riding my bike !
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Latitude
37.92686760148135
Longitude
-111.9287109375
Trail Directions
Ask Bender
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Virgin
   


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Review Date
August 12, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: alexshirley ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail is pretty technical but can be ridden even my intermediate level riders. I've ridden this trail on a hardtail before but even with a full suspension bike I still have to walk a couple parts. The trail has some very sketchy exposure in some parts but it's not as bad as it was years ago. The trail has been tamed down a little by generous volunteers but the heavy rain in the past couple months has eroded it very badly and could use a lot of work. All in all this is a very fun and technical trail that I'd recommend to anybody with decent skill on a bike and if you're really good and have a lot of balls try out King Kong which splits off Flying Monkey about 2/3 of the way down the trail.

Recommended Route:
Only one way down

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Grafton, Earn 'Em, Nephi's Twist



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Review Date
May 1, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bikerag ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Most insane trail I have ever hiked down.. Great for DHers with solid, I mean solid skillz, its on the edge, the whole trail, many crazy line options, you wont be bored, most likely schooled.. Check out bikerag.com for pics and a sketched map - GPS died on me, probably a sign from above.. Dont even bother with this place unless you and everyone your riding with has good judgement..

Recommended Route:
Down.. As stated, any way you can get down alive, I slid on my but for a couple sections.. REally.. And I dont even suck..

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gooseberry, grafton mesa - ride grafton first agreed with previose poster



Comments
tls36 (12/19/2010)
Just watched a contour helmetcam vid of Strait, Zinc and some other top FR dude ride this-the fact that they did not clean every line should tell you just how difficult this trail is!!!!!!!
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Review Date
February 6, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: BM ,  Downhiller

Summary:
go ride grafton mesa first, if you feel overwhelmed there you may not want to mess w/ the monkey. wear armor and keep your sh*t wired tight at all times...

Recommended Route:
up the road to space mesa

Other recommended trails in the same area:
grafton, gooseberry (on the right bike)



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Review Date
January 27, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Taylor ,  Downhiller

Summary:
The above reviews are right on. This will open your eyes as to 'what is hard'. Do wear a full face helmet. Even Bender (our guide) wore his. Wear as much body armor as you can afford.

Recommended Route:
There are other lines along the route. King Kong is one of them. Be prepared to huck, as its part of the trail. Even the tame version of this goes beyond the technical difficulty rating in mtbr.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There is a new trail near Flying Monkey. Very hard to find, but it's a little more tame than the monkey. Ask Bender in Virgin to guide you on this brand new trail (I think I was the 9th one to ride it)... it went in late Jan 04.



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Review Date
February 19, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Tyson , from Ogden, UT

Summary:
This trail is by far the most technical trail I've ridden. Period. It is pure evil, if you ask me. I thought I was good, now I don't know what to call myself, and I was taking the wussy lines! Seriously, anyone that is craving a challenge here it is, cause this trail is just impossible. It can be a little frustrating sometimes though, at least for me, cause I had to dab so freakin much. Oh well, maybe I'll eventually ride the whole thing. Wear lots of body armor, and don't think your bike will come out unscathed.

Recommended Route:
top to bottom works pretty well; I suggest going with somebody who knows the way, since there's a maze of fireroads before and after the trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Grafton Mesa, Gooseberry, Red Bull Rampage course



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