The Grand Junction area is home to some of the best mountain biking areas in North America. Varied terrain and generally mild weather most of the year allow you almost endless opportunities to get off the beaten path and jump on two wheels. Here are 5 videos we found of people enjoying that experience.

This ride is a somewhat sedate two-minute video with the exception of some rather intimidating rocks near :50.

This one is quite a bit faster and shows some of the drops you can encounter on some of the exciting trails.

The Ribbon Trail isn't so much of what you're riding on as what you're riding between.

Ever wonder why these trails are called "Free Lunch" and "Puckerup"? This ride will show you why with amazing views that will give you vertigo.

You haven't lived until you've ridden Zippidy Doo Dah near - above - Fruita!