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Dirty Dino Gravel

June 28 2025
Vernal Utah
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Distances: 32, 59, 106 miles
Difficulty: Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb

The Dirty Dino Gravel Grinder is a new event starting in Vernal, Utah on June 18, 2022. The beautiful courses ride through the Uinta Mountains and Dinosaur National Monument. We asked race director Breanne Nalder Harward about the ride and courses.

There are 3 options of courses. The main route is the Dino-Mite and is 106 miles and gains 9400 ft with the highest point at 11,000 feet. The middle-distance route is the Dino-Bite which is 59 miles and 5350 ft elevation gain total. The friendliest route is the Dino-Lite which is an out and back on Dry Fork Canyon covering a total of 32 miles and 2000 ft of vertical.

All courses feature dirt and asphalt and endless breathtaking views. Honestly, you could ride anything from a gravel bike to a cross bike to a full squish MTB. Most riders will be on gravel-specific bikes as that will be the most comfortable for all the terrain. You’ll definitely want knobby tires at least, though the gravel sections are not super technical.

Dirty Dino Gravel

Start Located At: Vernal, Utah
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