Guidebook

Mountain Bike Mecca: The Best Trails in Moab, Utah

A deep roundup of the very best mountain bike trails in the epic desert destination of Moab, Utah.

Description

Moab, Utah is one of the oldest mountain bike destinations, and it's still one of the best. Whether you prefer Whistler to Moab, or you think the Swiss Alps region reigns as king, is irrelevant—everyone can agree that riding the slickrock and sand in the ultimate desert destination is a bucket list experience that all mountain bikers need to enjoy at least once in a lifetime... and preferably, at least once a year!

Moab has singlehandedly made slickrock riding famous, and now mountain bikers around the world seek out slabs of exposed bedrock to pedal along. These epic routes are some of the most technical—and most deadly—in the world, with signs on trails like Portal cautioning riders to dismount, as people have fallen to their deaths there before. And yet, the talented trail builders in Moab—primarily Moab Trail Mix—have constructed newer, more beginner-friendly trails, so now mountain bikers of any level can pull into town and find a ride to their liking.

In this guidebook, you’ll find a deep selection of the very best mountain bike trails in Moab. 16 trails are listed here, covering the gamut from beginner to pro rider. If you’re looking solely for beginner trails, check out the dedicated beginner guidebook for Moab. If you're looking for an even more curated selection of the very best routes, check out the top 5 guidebook. But if you want to see your array of options in Moab, you've come to the right place!

The Whole Enchilada

The Whole Enchilada

Moab
50.2 km
One of the most epic mountain bike rides of all time, the Whole Enchilada drops over 7,000 feet of vertical and passes through every climate zone imaginable, from high alpine tundra to desert.
Private
Slickrock

Slickrock

Moab
15.8 km
One of the original world-famous mountain bike trails, the unique slickrock slabs provide an otherworldly ride experience
Private
Captain Ahab

Captain Ahab

Moab
14.2 km
Captain Ahab combines the best new-school singletrack trail building techniques with Moab's famous views and challenging rocks for a classic mountain bike experience.
Private
Magnificent 7

Magnificent 7

Moab
44.8 km
Ride some of the most technical and dangerous mountain bike trails in the world in one massive shuttle route!
Private
The Kokopelli Trail

The Kokopelli Trail

Fruita
228.9 km
An epic 142-mile point-to-point route between Fruita, Colorado and Moab, Utah.
Private
Porcupine Rim

Porcupine Rim

Moab
23.0 km
Porcupine Rim is a Moab classic in the true sense of the word. Mountain bikers have been braving Porcupine Rim's gnar since at least the 1980s.
Private
Rockstacker to Jackson's

Rockstacker to Jackson's

Moab
19.2 km
If death-defying ledge drops, massive boulders, narrow singletrack on top of a thousand-foot cliff, and jaw-dropping views constitute your idea of fun, then Rockstacker to Jackson's is for you!
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Amasa Back 4x4 Trail

Amasa Back 4x4 Trail

Moab
15.2 km
One of the original gnarly epics, the Amasa Back 4x4 trail still offers some serious gnar on the way down.
Private
Navajo Rocks

Navajo Rocks

Moab
29.9 km
Navajo Rocks embodies new school Moab mountain biking at its finest!
Private
Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park

Moab
24.9 km
Beginner-friendly trails with classic Moab flavor offering stunning views of the Colorado River.
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The White Rim

The White Rim

Moab
163.5 km
Pedal through the visually-stunning Canyonlands National Park.
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Deadman's Ridge

Deadman's Ridge

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

Sovereign

Moab
15.3 km
Rock gardens and rock slabs interspersed with sandy stretches make for an ever-changing ride.
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Klonzo

Klonzo

Moab
13.9 km
While easier than most trails in the region, Klonzo is still full-on Moab.
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North 40

North 40

Moab
8.4 km
A flowier side to the Moab Brand Trails
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Klondike Bluffs

Klondike Bluffs

Moab
28.2 km
This expansive trail system features miles and miles of slickrock and singletrack spreading out in every direction. The options are seemingly endless!
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