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 best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

The Whole Enchilada

Moab
50.2 km873 m2,752 m
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.
Extreme
Private
Slickrock
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Slickrock

Moab
15.8 km388 m388 m
One of the original world-famous mountain bike trails, the unique slickrock slabs provide an otherworldly ride experience
Severe
Private
Captain Ahab
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Captain Ahab

Moab
14.2 km431 m431 m
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.
Severe
Private
Magnificent 7
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Magnificent 7

Moab
44.8 km673 m1,288 m
Ride some of the most technical and dangerous mountain bike trails in the world in one massive shuttle route!
Extreme
Private
The Kokopelli Trail
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

The Kokopelli Trail

Fruita
228.9 km4,207 m4,393 m
An epic 142-mile point-to-point route between Fruita, Colorado and Moab, Utah.
Difficult
Private
Porcupine Rim
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Porcupine Rim

Moab
23.0 km408 m972 m
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.
Extreme
Private
Rockstacker to Jackson's
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Rockstacker to Jackson's

Moab
19.2 km577 m577 m
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!
Extreme
Private
Amasa Back 4x4 Trail
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Amasa Back 4x4 Trail

Moab
15.2 km480 m480 m
One of the original gnarly epics, the Amasa Back 4x4 trail still offers some serious gnar on the way down.
Severe
Private
Navajo Rocks
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Navajo Rocks

Moab
29.9 km544 m544 m
Navajo Rocks embodies new school Moab mountain biking at its finest!
Difficult
Private
Dead Horse Point State Park
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Dead Horse Point State Park

Moab
24.9 km282 m282 m
Beginner-friendly trails with classic Moab flavor offering stunning views of the Colorado River.
Moderate
Private
The White Rim
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

The White Rim

Moab
163.5 km2,209 m2,209 m
Pedal through the visually-stunning Canyonlands National Park.
Moderate
Private
Deadman's Ridge

Deadman's Ridge

Moab
10.4 km175 m175 m
Rock slab upon rock slab and rock garden upon rock garden combine to create high-quality new school Moab singletrack.
Severe
Private
Sovereign
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Sovereign

Moab
15.3 km315 m315 m
Rock gardens and rock slabs interspersed with sandy stretches make for an ever-changing ride.
Severe
Private
Klonzo
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Klonzo

Moab
13.9 km246 m246 m
While easier than most trails in the region, Klonzo is still full-on Moab.
Moderate
Private
North 40

North 40

Moab
8.4 km158 m158 m
A flowier side to the Moab Brand Trails
Difficult
Private
Klondike Bluffs
The best Adventures on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Klondike Bluffs

Moab
28.2 km607 m607 m
This expansive trail system features miles and miles of slickrock and singletrack spreading out in every direction. The options are seemingly endless!
Difficult
Private