Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Dead Horse Point State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


28 days ago

Short but tough ... the views are definitely worth it though!

off road driving
1 month ago

This trail is very scenic but not for the faint hearted. You ride along a cliff Edge climbing some boulders. Did this in a Jeep with 6inch lift and 35 tires. Didn’t need to use lockers. I have a little experience and I was slightly challenged by a few obstacles. We did this trail on our second day of the trip so I had a good feel for the Jeep we rented.

Thelma and Louise was filmed here!

mountain biking
4 months ago

The hardest part was the first .3 mile from the trailhead, then it got fun. The views were great with places to park your bike and walk to the overlook. The trails were clearly marked with maps at the crossroads.

Giggly, easy rolling trail. Just enough technical to keep it interesting. Views to die for. Fun trail

Steep trail that’s challenging and gorgeous. We watched some brave Jeeps coming down the trail and heard some more bicyclists from across the highway. Great hike !

6 months ago

This seemed to be a 4x4 trail where hikers are also permitted to use it. Great workout in the beginning, just wish it were only for hiking.

on Moab Rim Trail

7 months ago

This is more commonly called the Moab Rim 4X4 Trail, and sometimes the Moab Rim Safari Route (on Google Maps). For the first mile there is a well-marked hiking trail (named Stairmaster) that runs alongside the route for off-road vehicles. After that, it seems that hikers are walking along the vehicle route, which might be a pain, except it is probably exciting to see how the vehicles make it up the sketchy parts. Or what happens when they don't. (Lots of YouTube videos.) There were no vehicles, or for that matter, any other people anywhere on this trail during my hike. The second half of the hike/drive can be done as a loop, or a variety of loops, actually. There are lots of signs, but they are often strangely unhelpful. I took a good guess on how to do a loop and it worked out, including passing by an alcove with the surrealistic sight of a decrepit easy chair in the middle. This trail connects up with Hidden Valley, which is also an awesome hike, and I have gotten to the junction from both directions. It would be fun to do this as a point to point hike with transportation for the 6 miles between the two trailheads.

Awesome views and challenging hiking! Highly recommended.

Icy and snow packed in some areas, but still beautiful!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hiked this trail in the spring. I continued on through and hiked down out by way of the hidden valley trail. It totaled around 9 miles. Beautiful scenery. Will hike this again. Although I would suggest if you are going to continue and hike the hidden valley trail I would start at the hidden valley trail and go up coming down it is grueling.

off road driving
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Just excellent, from a well experienced driver. All my other moderately experienced jeep buddies stopped and turned around due to off camber at the entrance.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Difficult start. Steep. But glad that it is dog friendly. Have only done the first mile twice. Next time I'd like to go farther. Beautiful views and what a workout. View of Colorado river behind you going up is stunning. View of Moab at top of first mile is lovely. I don't know how those vehicles make it! Was alone on trail both times except 2 other hikers.

mountain biking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Loved this trail! Easy with beautiful views. Definitely recommend. Not crowded and fun for the whole family.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

This trail was amazing. It's a very steep trail that offers unforgettable views of moab. We started from the bottom and got to the top in about 30 minutes. There were a lot of off-road vehicles during this time due to Jeep Safari week. It was cool to see how these vehicles try to get up and down some pretty sketchy parts. We also saw a mountain biker. When we reached the top there was absolutely no one. We explored around a lot and we found a cave near the top left of the rim. Overall it was a short hard and scenic trail and very worth it.

Friday, March 24, 2017

This hike was our first on this trip to Moab. The first mile is straight uphill. It's hard and grueling. After that it's a pretty moderate trail. It is very well marked and not heavily trafficked. It is a pretty hike with views of Moab and the Canyonlands NP. My kids enjoyed exploring the arched caves and echoes. The only water along the trail are little pools left over from rain-so definitely bring water for your pooch.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

This is a really scenic trail and I would suggest you take the "stair master" route. Pretty steep but worth it!

off road driving
Friday, October 21, 2016

The first mile is extreme. The first 1/2 mile is very extreme! The rest of the trail has some good technical challenges. There are several good viewing spots. Great trail - not for the faint of heart!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I started with Dead Horse point east rim trail and then continued to the intrepid trail and big chief loop. I was hiking and almost didn't do the furthest loop but I'm so glad. Great views!!! Trail is pretty flat for the most part with some guess work when it goes over rocks. Easy enough to find again though and the rocks are where the best views come in.

Combining these trails made for about a 12.5 miles hike. If you're on foot listen for mountain bikes behind you.

mountain biking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Due to some recent problems encountered, this is an official statement from the staff at Dead Horse Point: Dogs are not allowed on any mountain biking trail within the park.

Feel free to discount our five star rating for the trail. We think it's pretty great, but we're clearly biased :)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Strenuous hike that will lead to a gorgeous view over the town of Moab. The first 30 minutes of the hike will be tough because it is STEEP. I believe you ascend over 1,000 feet in the span of a mile. Well worth it though if you want an astonishing view without the crowds.

mountain biking
Friday, May 06, 2016

Great trail for beginner to intermediate riders, not much climbing and some fun slick rock. Super convent when staying in the park

mountain biking
Saturday, November 14, 2015

This is a steep technical ascent to one of the best view in Moab in my honest opinion. The trail leads up and around the side of a mesa where you look over into Jackson Hole which is basically a giant butte surrounded by a canyon forming a giant circle. From here you can continue to Pothole arch which is well worth the ride and on the way back you can ride an extremely technical route Rockstacker back.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 09, 2015

A fun ride for sure. There is nothing too technical about it for intermediate or advanced riders, but for green novices there will probably be some hike-a-bike happening here and there. There's a little bit of everything on this trail: slick rock, sand monsters, technical uphill and downhill, and flowy singletrack. I'd ride it again.

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

One of the best trails I've ever been on. Incredible views. Great for intermediate to advanced riders.

mountain biking
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

This is one for the bucket list!
If you are scared of heights , which I am, you might want to think twice before attempting this. The Portal Trail is a hiking trail up from the road the the top of the Mesa with a 300ft drop back down to Potash road at the top. A sheer cliff and a vertical wall line either side of the trail and makes for as extreme of an exposure as you can get. There are signs along the way warning you to dismount and walk a section which would be advice best heeded. These sections are almost impassable on a bike and are not worth the near non existent bragging rights.

mountain biking
Friday, March 22, 2013

This trail is my favorite in Moab. The way up is basically one huge technical climb. I'm primarily a downhiller and walked lots of the way but if you are into cross country this climb will be a very fun, and a very challenging test.
Once at the top, the views are simply spectacular. You have a 360 degree mountain view that is a great opportunity for a good picture.
Coming down is a technical downhill. You can make it down very quickly but if your not a downhiller everything is easy to go slow or even walk over.

mountain biking
Sunday, December 09, 2012

Dead Horse Point State Park offers some of the most spectacular views in the Moab area. The Intrepid Trail is an excellent loop trail system that is open to both hikers and mountain bikers. The short loop is very quick and nontechnical. Stay straight to do the Big Chief loop, which has a few fun technical climbing obstacles and fast twisty descents. Overall, this is some of the easiest mountain biking in the Moab area, but still fun and technical enough to keep advanced riders interested. The views alone make it worthwhile. After the ride, be sure to check out the visitor center, and drive all the way through the park for more spectacular views. Be prepared for the park entrance fee, I believe $10 per vehicle.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 08, 2010

This trail is a "Locals" favorite, and can be VERY busy. Amasa back is a P2P [point to point] trail of about 10 miles. Vertical climb is 1050 feet.
This trail is both technically and physically demanding but the reward of some stunning scenery is well worth it.
If it was not for the crowds, this could well be Moabs best ride, if possible do this trail on a weekday.

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