Deadman's Ridge

 9 votes

3.3 Miles 5.4 Kilometers

Singletrack

424' 129 m

Ascent

-577' -176 m

Descent

4,810' 1,466 m

High

4,516' 1,376 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Unknown

4,810' 1,466 m

High

4,516' 1,376 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

A relentless challenging route; a tech riding dream.

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Deadman's Ridge is an unrelenting test of riding technical trails. While it's not 'stupid' technical, it will challenge your slow speed balance and pedaling endurance.

Deadman's is found on the southern end of the Bar M trails, connecting to Lazy and EZ to the north and Long Branch and Bar-B to the south.

From the Moab Canyon Paved Path, access to Deadman's Ridge starts on a doubletrack across from Rusty Spur. Ride west, climbing a bit and winding around to the start of the trail which will be to your right.

The initial climb to get on the lower ridge is not steep and rolls along singletrack and slickrock. The route ramps up a bit from here, climbing steadily to a high point on the trail. It's worth taking a break here to enjoy the 360 degree views, including an incredible look into Arches National Park.

The route from here climbs and descends several times to the Bar-B intersection. The grades aren't steep but the trail is technical with lots of dancing up-and-over rocks. Stay right at the Bar-B intersection to continue on Deadman's.

After another down and up, Deadman's intersects Bar-B again. From here there's a rare smooth and flowy section descending to Long Branch. Stay right to finish the trail with a steep descent to the Moab Canyon Paved Path.

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Aug 18, 2016
Jacob Warren
Aug 3, 2015
Jon Jenkins
Rode the first part of this off EZ heading to Sidewinder. Few interesting rocks to get over, but overall I am guessing the hard part comes later... 1mi — 0h 15m
May 26, 2015
Josh Tourjee
did not enjoy.
Nov 1, 2013
Z. S.
Jun 11, 2013
Jared hileman
Fun trail, pretty technical and a challenge to keep up your momentum.
Apr 24, 2013
Gaelen Schiedel-Webb

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  4.4 from 9 votes

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