Moab Mountain Biking

Riders from around the world flock to Moab to test and progress their skills. Get prepared with the knowledge you need to maximize your fun and minimize your impact.

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the home of the greatest mountain biking on the planet. Moab offers a huge variety of trails for mountain bikers of any experience level, from beginners looking for a scenic ride through beautiful canyons and mesa tops, to seasoned bikers looking for the ultimate challenge.

Moab is well known for the world famous, and highly technical, Slickrock Bike Trail. This challenging 9.6 mile trail is considered by many to be the ultimate mountain biking experience. Moab, however, also contains an assortment of easy and extremely scenic biking trails. The Bar-M Loop Trail, for example, provides a great introduction to the varied terrain and beautiful scenery adjacent to Arches National Park. Look around this page and create your own mountain biking adventure!

The south side of Klonzo has many great options for beginners that can be linked together. 

Rusty Spur at the Brands Trail Network connects to the paved bike path and so is a good (very short) option for families. Folks should be aware that the full names of the “Lazy-EZ” trails in the same area are actually “Not so lazy” and “Not so easy” and are at a more beginner-intermediate level than many are expecting - definitely harder than Rusty Spur. The advantage of the Brands area is that it is only 15 minutes from town. 

More beginner-intermediate trails can be found at Dead Horse State Park. 

Advanced trails include:

Captain Ahab at the Amasa Back Trail network. 

Slickrock Trail at Sand Flats Recreation Area. 

The Whole Enchilada Trail Network, which is composed of several different sections of trail. (There’s a lot of info about this network, such as info about shuttles and accessibility due to snow or mud, which I believe is already on www.discovermoab.com)

 

For winter: I honestly wouldn’t advertise visitors to come here to bike in the winter because there is no way to know what the specific trail conditions with being and riding muddy trails cause damage. Slickrock Trail is a good option - if there’s no snow on it - because it has very little soil. 

 

Guides can improve your riding by offering great instruction, and they can also choose the best trails to match your ability. Outfitters are also available to take visitors on the White Rim Trail. This route requires permits from Canyonlands National Park and is best done over several days. Outfitters can arrange permits and provide camping equipment, meals, guides, and shuttle equipment for riders. 

 

Visitors can definitely volunteer to work on trails! Our volunteer events calendar can be found at moabtrailteam.com, and they can also contact us through the webpage.

- Maddie Logowitz - 

MOAB TRAIL MIX

- Kirsten Peterson  - 

RIM TOURS

Bring Plenty of Water
It’s easy to rack up the miles in Moab, and many riding areas have little to no shade available. The dry desert heat can cause dehydration faster than you think-make sure you’re prepared with at least one gallon of water per person, per day.

For details on all Moab mountain biking trails visit discovermoab.com

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