Rusty Spur Lollipop

Moab

The easiest beginner trail in Moab.

Mountain Biking Easy

Distance
5.1 km
Ascent
39 m
Descent
39 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.4 km
Gradient
Rusty Spur Lollipop Map

Rusty Spur is very likely the easiest singletrack mountain bike trail near Moab. On Rusty Spur, you'll get a taste of narrow, flowy singletrack that also offers incredible views of the nearby rock cliffs.

Description

This smooth, flowy trail can be accessed from the main Moab Brand Trailhead via a short stretch of wide dirt path. After completing Rusty Spur, you'll pedal back up a short stretch of paved bike path to reach the wide dirt access path.

This short 3.2-mile loop is the perfect spot to introduce a totally new rider to the sport of mountain biking. There's essentially zero technical challenge to be had on this ride, but the section of narrow dirt trail provides the exhilarating sensation of mountain biking that you're undoubtedly looking for.

While adding on the Sidewinder trail might seem like a logical extension of this loop, Sidewinder features a few steep grades and a bit of exposure. It's not recommended for true beginner riders. If you're feeling peppy after Rusty Spur, pedal back up the hill on the bike path and jump into the Lazy EZ Loop instead. Lazy EZ ratchets the technicality up a notch with a few rock obstacles, but it's still quite achievable for beginners.

Difficulty

Easy

Mostly smooth and non-technical singletrack with unavoidable obstacles 2in/5cm tall or less. Avoidable obstacles may be present. Ideal for beginner riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

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

Features

  • Flow
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack

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