Guidebook

The Best Beginner Trails in Moab

If you're a beginner rider, here are the trails you need to check out in the mountain bike mecca of Moab.

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 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 experience at least once in a lifetime.

However, Moab isn't just for expert-level riders. Even beginners can find trails to enjoy! Here are a few of the best beginner-friendly rides.

Lazy EZ
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Lazy EZ

Moab
5.5 km
63 m
63 m
The Lazy EZ beginner loop isn’t actually lazy and it’s not all that easy, but compared to other trails in Moab this is a great beginner option that’s also entertaining and scenic.
Easy
Private
Monitor-Merrimac
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Monitor-Merrimac

Moab
9.8 km
182 m
182 m
A scenic, non-technical introduction to riding Moab's slickrock.
Moderate
Private
Klonzo
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Klonzo

Moab
13.9 km
246 m
246 m
While easier than most trails in the region, Klonzo is still full-on Moab.
Moderate
Private
Dead Horse Point State Park
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Dead Horse Point State Park

Moab
24.9 km
282 m
282 m
Beginner-friendly trails with classic Moab flavor offering stunning views of the Colorado River.
Moderate
Private