Deadman's Ridge

Moab

Rock slab upon rock slab and rock garden upon rock garden combine to create high-quality new school Moab singletrack.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
10 km
Ascent
175 m
Descent
175 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.5 km
Gradient
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Description

New school Moab singletrack is characterized by a ton of rock—naturally. But unlike some of the older trails, the newer trails wind around more, climb and descend, and combine rock slabs and rock gardens into a conglomerate of rocky goodness that's both rideable and punishing.

Deadman's Ridge anchors this portion of the Moab Brand Trails, providing a black diamond rock fest that's challenging... but not too challenging. With a good mixture of climbs and descents, it's not a true gravity-fed enduro trail, as you will undoubtedly have to earn your turns. But when the trail does point down, the short, techy descents are sublime!

While Deadman's does have numerous rocky climbs mixed in, they're all quite climbable thanks to expert rock placement and armoring on the part of the trail builders.

Deadman's is a rockfest of the first order, and in the best way possible. Bring your legs and bring your suspension, because they'll both get worked!

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Technical
  • Road sections
  • Drops
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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