Experience the best bike trails not just around Moab but in all the world. From beginner trails to the most advanced technical expert trails. The beauty of the area is second to none and the bigger than life red rock landscapes will renew your spirit. The sense of adventure is real on the trails near Moab. Mountain bike trails are endless and you will find one suited to your level of expertise.
Mountain Bike Trails near Moab
The mountain bike trails near Moab are some of the best if not the best in the world. Changing landscapes with wide open vistas to enclosed slot canyons await the cyclist.
Mountain bike trails near Moab Located between the Colorado Rockies and the Utah Rockies to the North around Salt Lake, Moab offers you a memorable experience with alpine trails, red rock trails and desert trails.The Porcupine trails starts above the tree line, descends through alpine forests, groves of aspens, red rock desert coming to an end at the desert floor on the river.
Best places to go in Moab, Utah
Moab is at the center of multiple National/state parks and close to Arches National Park, Dead Horse state park, slick rock, and canyon lands. If planning a trip you will be able to choose the type trail you enjoy. From mountain to desert all on the same trail. It also provides you with several wonderful viewpoints as well as hiking. The best place to go in Moab Utah, for biking is slick rock and Fins n things.
See below for different trails and difficulty ratings
Trail Difficulty Guide
Trail Quick Links
Amasa Back Area
Dead Horse Point State ParkBig Chief
Gemini Bridges Road & Beyond7-Up
Gemini Bridges Road (4×4)
Gold Bar 4×4
Golden Spike 4×4
Poison Spider 4×4
Hurrah Pass Trail
Klondike Bluff Area
Baby Steps Loop
La Sal Loop – Moab Front Recreation Area
Burro Pass Trail
Carpenter Basin Trail
Clark Lake Loop Trail
Clark Lake Trail
Hazard County Trail
Hell Canyon Trail
Jimmy Keen Trail
La Sal Pass
Medicine Lake Trail
Moonlight Meadows Trail
Schuman/Shafer Creek Trail
Squaw Springs Trail
Upper Porcupine/Slickrock (UPS) Trail
Warner To Oowah Trail
Whole Enchilada Trail
MOAB Brands Focus Area
Monitor & MerimacLower Monitor & Merimac Trail
Sand Flats Recreation Area
Slickrock Bike Trail
Porcupine Rim Trail
LPS (Lower Porcupine Single Track)
Sovereign Single TrackSovereign Single Track
Spanish Valley and Sand Flats Recreation AreaPipe Dream
Slickrock Bike Trail
UPS (Upper Porcupine Singletrack)
LPS (Lower Porcupine Singletrack)
Mountain biking Slickrock Moab
10.5 miles (main loop); 2.2 miles (practice loop)
Physically difficult, technically difficult. The complete trip along the main trail from the trailhead out to the loop, around the loop, and back to the trailhead covers a distance of 10.5 miles, not counting any spur routes. The trail constantly changes elevation as it crosses a series of Navajo sandstone domes and fins. Because of the numerous steep ascents, many riders need 3 or 4 hours to complete the trail. Several portions of the main trail are marked with yellow dashes where the trail follows narrow ledges or abrupt drop-offs. Riders are cautioned to be especially careful at these locations and anywhere else the trail approaches a cliff, changes grade, or crosses rutted rock.
Type of Ride:
The Slickrock Bike Trail was established in 1969 for motorcycle riding and is open to both motorcycles and mountain bikes. It is closed to all 4-wheeled vehicles. The routes of both the main trail and the practice loop are indicated by painted white dashes. Trail intersections are also painted on the rock. Short sections of sand provide a change from the rock. There are tough spots that may, for many, require walking bikes. The trail is located on a heavily eroded sandstone plateau between Moab Valley and the Colorado River in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. To reach the trailhead from Moab, drive 2.3 miles east on Sand Flats Road from the intersection of Mill Creek Drive and the Sand Flats Road. The Slickrock Trail is normally used from March through November although the spring and fall months are the most popular. Snow usually covers the trail from late December through February. Early morning and evening rides are best during the summer when mid-day temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Trailhead facilities include a parking area, rest rooms, information boards, picnic tables and a dumpster. There is no drinking water in the area. The Sand Flats Recreation Area is managed through a unique partnership between Grand County and the Bureau of Land Management. A day use fee is charged.
The Moab cabin is near trailheads of Porcupine Trail, Kokopeli Trail, Slickrock, and Finns N Things. The cabin will serve as home base after a day of adventure.