Slickrock Practice Loop

 9 votes

1.6 Miles 2.5 Kilometers

Singletrack

182' 55 m

Ascent

-246' -75 m

Descent

4,652' 1,418 m

High

4,544' 1,385 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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4,652' 1,418 m

High

4,544' 1,385 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

This short loop lets you test your skills before you go on to the real deal.

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Follow the blazes! Avoid vegetation, potholes, and biological soil crust. Only cross the sandy patches between slickrock along the designated trail.
This trail makes a good introduction to the type of terrain you'll find on the main loop, but at a more moderate level for those who want to ease into it. Still, it presents some significant obstacles and should not be taken lightly. True beginners probably won't enjoy a ride here.

Just a quarter mile into the main Slickrock Trail, fork right at the painted junction to start the Practice Loop. Follow the white dashes along a series of sandstone domes, followed by a quick descent toward the Echo Canyon viewpoint. It's worth getting off your bike and hiking to the edge of the cliffs for a closer look at this box canyon.

Continue along the dashed line as it winds up and over more low fins and across sandy washes back towards the main trail, with a number of short but steep climbs and drops. You'll rejoin the Slickrock Trail around the 3/4 mile mark. If you're up for 10 more miles of slickrock, turn right for the full loop. If not, turn left for a quick return to the trailhead.

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Sep 24, 2016
Sean Christopher
Sep 22, 2016
Chris Sarot
40mph gusts blew me off my line several times. Too dangerous for full ride.
Jul 30, 2016
matt hill
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May 23, 2016
Kevin Fitzgerald
1.6mi
Apr 3, 2016
Bill Hart
Apr 1, 2016
Bill Hart
Sep 13, 2015
Paige Cybulski
Mar 25, 2015
Caryn Moxey

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