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A classic Moab loop perfect for a long trail run.
Difficult Trail Running
- 29 km
- 552 m
- 552 m
Cover some respectable miles without destroying your legs on steep climbs.
Trail Running Moderate
Chisholm and Rodeo can be run in a number of different combinations, including connected to Navajo Rocks, 7-Up, the other Horsethief Trails, and more. In fact, you could probably run a 50-mile loop in this region of Moab without repeating the same trail twice! But if you solely want to run these two new trails, this lariat route is the way to do it.
Chisholm and Rodeo epitomize flowy singletrack, Moab style. Neither trail is steep or has any extended climbs, yet the singletrack undulates up and down through rolling terrain. While overall the trail tread is smooth and absurdly flowy, rippled slickrock, small rock gardens, little drops, and rock armored sections punctuate the smooth dirt with small doses of spice.
The quality of Moab’s trail builders is on display on these latest trails. While there aren’t any insanely-gnarly builds like you’ll find on Captain Ahab, expert rock armoring through the dips, creative use of rock ledges, and spot-on flowy sections provide a kinesthetically pleasing trail experience.
While pinon trees do provide some cover from the harsh sun, this trail run is located way out in the middle of the desert. Make sure that you’re prepared with plenty of water, and anything you may need for spending hours in this harsh environment. If you want to stash water, Horse Thief campground off of Mineral Point Road is the perfect spot to drop you own mini aid station.