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Moab, Utah offers some of the most famous mountain biking in the world. Slickrock Trail, Porcupine Rim, Klondike Bluffs and so much more!

Slickrock Mountain Bike Trail

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Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Slickrock Mountain Bike Trail, located in Moab, Utah is part of the National Trails System, which is a network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System Act of 1968. These trails provide for outdoor recreation needs; promote the enjoyment, appreciation, and preservation of outdoor areas and historic resources; and encourage public access and citizen involvement.

Slickrock Trailhead facilities include a parking area, shade structure, trail register, vault toilets, picnic tables, trash dumpster, and information kiosk. No drinking water is available.

Length:

9.6 miles (main loop); 2.2 miles (practice loop).

Type of Ride:

Slickrock; loop ride.

Best Time of Year to Ride

Riding season is from February through November, however spring and fall are ideal times to visit Slickrock Trail in Moab, Utah.

Porcupine Rim Mountain Bike Trail - Moab, Utah

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Porcupine Rim is one of the iconic trails that made Moab a destination for mountain bikers. Porcupine Rim is really made up of three separate trails: LPS (Lower Porcupine Singletrack), the Porcupine Rim Trail, and the Porcupine Singletrack Trail, which ends near Negro Bill Canyon on Highway 128. These three trails make up the last 13.3 miles of the Whole Enchilada Trail, an epic 26.2 mile and 7,000 vertical foot downhill trail starting in the La Sal Mountains (Manti LaSal National Forest) and ending at the Colorado River.

Riding Season:

For the Whole Enchilada: July to October.

For the BLM sections: March to November

Moab Brands Bar M Mountain Bike Trails - Located in Moab, Utah

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Managed by Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

The Moab Brands Trails are just north of Moab. The original trail names are based on cattle brands and spell out M-O-A-B. Over the past few years many new trails have been added to the area bringing the total up to 30 miles of trails.

Moab Brands trails offer a wide variety of trails for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced rider. Many of the trails offer outstanding views of Arches National Park. There are maps and signs at every junction in the system. Riders should bring their own maps for navigation. Maps are available as printouts off of this site or for purchase on waterproof paper at all local bike shops.

Riding Season:

March - November

Amasa Back Area Mountain Bike Trails

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The Amasa Back area contains six mountain bike trails, five of which are non-motorized single track. Currently all of the trails are accessed by riding up the Amasa Back (Cliff Hanger) 4x4 route. From there one can choose from multiple options for continuing the ride. Captain Ahab is the newest addition to the area and offers riders a new, expert route back to the bottom. Captain Ahab is a one way trail, please use Amasa Back for the uphill climb. In addition to the trails outlined below, new single track is planned for the area.

Riding Season:

March - November (weather depending)

Kokopelli Mountain Bike Trail - Located between Loma, Colorado to Moab, Utah

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Managed by Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

The Kokopelli Trail is a 142 mile multi-use trail that goes from Loma, Colorado to Moab, Utah. The primary use of the trail as a through route is by mountain bikes. Trail surface varies; the trail utilizes dirt roads (of varying degrees of difficulty), paved roads and some small portions of narrow track. A multi-day Kokopelli Trail outing requires extensive planning. This description is intended to give you a rough idea of what to expect on the portions of the trail that are within the Moab Field Office.

Kokopelli Trail includes 8 small camping areas (2-3 campsites each) along its length. Each camping area has a toilet; some have picnic tables. Each of these is described briefly, along with vehicle access information about the campsites. Please remember that there is no water anywhere along the trail.

Moab Mountain Bike Association

Moab Mountain Bike Association is Moab's chapter of IMBA. The mountain bike community of Moab is excited to have a local chapter of IMBA and is looking forward to working in conjunction with IMBA to advocate for single track trails in the Moab area. Moab Mountain Bike Association

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