Killer B Loop

Moab

New school chunky Moab singletrack leads to a ripping fast drop down a steep slickrock slab.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
14 km
Ascent
313 m
Descent
313 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
1.5 km
Gradient
Killer B Loop Map

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.

Description

Deadman's Ridge

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!

Killer B

If you keep pedaling beyond Deadman's Ridge, you can connect through the Long Branch and Bar B trails to reach Killer B. Killer B reigns as the steepest and rowdiest descent in the Moab Brand Trail System, getting a double black diamond rating on most maps. However, this trail rides the line between "Severe" and "Extreme" in our FATMAP difficulty rating.

This steep descent blasts down several big rock gardens, but the most iconic feature is a steep, angled rock slab that provides a fast bomb down into the bottom of a ravine.

What goes down must go up, and to get back to the trailhead, you'll have to grind back up the paved bike path. But a little bit of uphill pain is worth it for this fantastic little rip!

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.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Features

  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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