Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Moab with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
2 days ago

Did this trail counter clockwise in three days in mid July. It was expectedly hot 100-120 degrees with almost no shade. We stayed at potato bottom A the first night. This is a beautiful spot on the river (a lot of mosquitos). Then took our time down to Murphy A. This is a must! By far the coolest campsite I have ever stayed at. (Make sure to stay at A not B or C) then went to airport A. This is a rather plain site. No shade or shelter. Beautiful view of airport tower though. We then went down Lathrope to the river and spent the day there. Overall and incredible trail. Pretty easy, some difficult spots. We then drove to Moab down the potash trail, worth it. I would recommend some off-road tires and to air down, at least in the sandy spots if you want to slow down. We did it in a 2017 Tacoma with a 2 inch lift and wrangler duratrac tires.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Mountain biked this with my oldest daughter many years ago

off road driving
9 days ago

Me my daughter and a couple friends did this trail, it is a decently long one but was a good time. Nothing too bad as far as obstacles go but the scenery was outstanding.

off road driving
14 days ago

Used this as part of a loop trip. Gemini Bridges, to 313, then Shafer Trail to Potash and back to Moab. I did take the Bull Canyon run to the bottom of the arches (worth it, you need 4wd for that tail). First part of the main trail is much more interesting, that the second half. After the bridges it becomes a bumpy ride then gravel road to 313.

off road driving
22 days ago

This is a perfect road for anyone who has a stock 4X4. Whether you drive up or down it is a fun easy drive. A great way to get experience without stressing out. Take you time and enjoy the road.

mountain biking
23 days ago

Simply amazing! Nature's playground! February and November are each fantastic times to ride: great temps for rigorous climbing and not many riders.

on Salt Valley Road

28 days ago

Great road for first time easy off road drive let 13 year granddaughter drive entire road to highway

mountain biking
29 days 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.

Nice easy hike, took less than 2 hours. You do have to pay $5 to get in the park.

mountain biking
1 month ago

For MTBers, it's a moderate ride if you don't plan on getting very far off the access road. If you plan to try to go deeper in on the trail be ready for sand, sand, and more sand. We started the loop counter clockwise and enjoyed the climb and views but once it flattened out we encountered a quarter mile stretch of deep fine sand. We should have turned back but one said it can't get much worse...i feel like I pushed more than road until we got back to the road for a rather gravelly ride back to the car. Unlike most rides out here, nobody said they'd do any part of that ride again. NOT A WORTHWHILE MTB TRAIL. (yes that ended with a period)

Really enjoyed running this trail. Got to the trailhead at 6am and only one car was in the lot. Unfortunately, I was a little under the weather but wasn’t going to miss an opp to get this run in.
Although billed as a mountain bike trail the slickrock was a joy to run on. I’ve run Gooseberry Mesa and it reminded me of that but without any other terrain.
Early is better as the rock will grab the heat and make it a tough go if you sleep in. Also, I had the trail to myself for about 7+ of the miles. I ran the main loop then added the practice loop to get just over 10 total. No other runners but a few MTB’s towards the end.
I ran in my On Cloutventure’s since they are almost like road shoes with a little grip.
The views are amazing and worth a few stops to grab some photos.
Don’t miss this trail if you’re in town.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. I skipped the last mile. I’d recommend people treat it as a 2 mile up and back and try to do it in under 2 hours. The first half mile is the only hard bit and it’s not bad. If you do that part late enough in the day it’ll be in the shade. Unfortunately the actual valley part is usually in the sun since the valley isn’t too deep. Great views.

off road driving
1 month ago

Made it about half was before we had to turn around due to our time constraints. We will definitely be back!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great loop for all skill levels. Great for learning your bike with semi-technical lines and up and down hill single tracks. Decent amount of features for a track that stays under 4.0mi from head to tail.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Fabulous ride!

Have taken it both ways. Pretty, especially the lower parts!

off road driving
1 month ago

Turned onto this with my stock Land Rover Discovery 5 by accident. Was a hairy ride but the rover came out on top, somehow. Wouldn’t recommend trying unless you have a skilled driver and spotter team. Good luck

hiking
1 month ago

I loved this hike. As others have said, it is steep at first and then a nice easy walk through the beautiful Hidden Valley. At the far end of the valley you have a choice – you can head up to the right through the rocks to get a very cool view of the entire valley (see posted pic) or you can continue straight and meet up with the Moab Rim Trail. I did both. Once at the Rim Trail, rather than heading left towards the Colorado River I went right towards the dead end/overlook. What an amazing view of the entire Moab valley. It was only about an additional mile and well worth it. Panorama posted.

hiking
1 month ago

Super steep to start, but if you can stick with it, the valley at the top is awesome. Not much shade. This was a great, lightly trafficked trail, off the beaten path in Moab.

off road driving
1 month ago

Great to wheel and plenty of scenery. Did the trail in a 2wd forerunner nissan titan.

trail running
2 months ago

Not sure who wrote the summary of this trail in Alltrails but be aware it is not entirely accurate and should be changed. I ran the trail with my son and we both have Garmins to track distance and elevation gain/loss. The total miles is actually 9.62 and the actual elevation gain is 1,591 or around there give or take 100ft.
Also I imagined the Mtn Bikers would be my main concern/competition but it was actually motorcycles that were lost on the wrong trail. Now it wasn’t bad by no means and if you want to run this course do not hesitate. The views are amazing and it is very challenging terrain, add in the heat and it’s a great workout. Go early it can get hot out there!

off road driving
2 months ago

Mom Review!
This trail did not disappoint and was one for the books! We (3 kids, 2 adults), road in our Polaris Ranger. It definitely struggled in spots and was not made for some of the obstacles. There was skid dragging and we had to spot often and stack rocks to support where the tires weren't touching. (For a brief moment, I didn't think we'd make it.) Probably due to lots of people and difficulty, it took us 5+ hours out and back. We are so incredibly glad we persevered! What a breathtaking view it was!

Ein sehr schöner Trail mit wunderschöner Flora und interessanten Aussichten. Selbst für Kinder geeignet. Wir haben gemütlich 3, 5 h gebraucht.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great views, great moderate trail to test your driving skills and feel how the machines operate under you. Drive all the way to Hurah Pass for scenic views on all sides.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Unbelievable experience. I took a guided mountain biking tour over three days, averaging just over 30 miles a day. I’m a casual biker, so there were some technically challenging hill climbs and switchbacks that I had to take a break on. This was a bucket list ride in my opinion!

off road driving
2 months ago

This was our first 'off-roading' adventure in Utah.. and not our last, but of course our quickest bail out due to not knowing what to expect. We went over several creek beds and turned around without finishing it. Now that I see, we only went in less than a mile and came out! We really pansied out! We did drive further on the next road over that went to Fisher's Towers. There are also some campsites on this road that would be amazing to stay at! (We went on Sept. 10, 2017)

off road driving
2 months ago

This was fun! Lots of creek crossing and incredible views and rock formations. This trail offers a awesome insight into the geology of the area. If you continue on to the Thompson Canyon/Polar Mesa it is it a much rougher trail but worth it (you'll need higher ground clearance). These combined trails make a great loop ride (we hate retracing our tracks). You end up on the Castle Valley Road heading back to Route 128. Again awesome views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

off road driving
2 months ago

It is long especially if you continue after Hurrah Pass to Chicken Corners. It started getting dark so we had to turn around and head back before we got to the end of Chick.Corners. Super fun, easy trail, even on a Saturday the traffic was sparse. Views were awesome! We have a Wrangler Rubicon and had zero problems.

off road driving
2 months ago

This trail is RAD! The view from the top is humbling and sends chills down your spine- not to mention all the work it takes to get up there makes it 100% better. I am a beginner/ intermediate dirt bike rider and I found the trail to be pretty challenging. There were a few especially steep and craggy parts that were intimidating but it makes the view from the top SO MUCH BETTER! I would love to bring a downhill bike up this trail on a 4x4 rig and then ride the bike down. It was a little busy up top, but we went up on a Saturday afternoon.

mountain biking
2 months ago

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