Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
New school Moab singletrack is characterized by a ton of rock—naturally.
But unlike some of the older trails, the newer trails wind around more, climb and descend, and combine rock slabs and rock gardens into a conglomerate of rocky goodness that's both rideable and punishing.
Deadman's Ridge anchors this portion of the Moab Brand Trails, providing a black diamond rock fest that's challenging...
but not too challenging.
With a good mixture of climbs and descents, it's not a true gravity-fed enduro trail, as you will undoubtedly have to earn your turns.
But when the trail does point down, the short, techy descents are sublime! While Deadman's does have numerous rocky climbs mixed in, they're all quite climbable thanks to expert rock placement and armoring on the part of the trail builders. Deadman's is a rockfest of the first order, and in the best way possible.
Bring your legs and bring your suspension, because they'll both get worked!