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Great Escape

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  4.4 from 11 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 6 votes
Rank: #2 in the Magnificent 7 area
#32 in UT, #1,459 Overall
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Trail in the area near Moab,
“You'll feel like you're on a remote backcountry adventure.”
Leslie Kehmeier on Apr 29, 2013
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3.35.2 milesKilometers 52’16 m Ascent 5,116’1,559 m High 3% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -458’-140 m Descent 4,677’1,426 m Low 12% Max Grade (7°)
Great Escape starts to your right at a small trailhead connecting to Getaway and Arth's Corner. The trail gets right back to business with the slickrock and singletrack you've become accustomed to on Bull Run.

If you're interested, there's a viewpoint at the very beginning of this trail that looks out over some natural bridges in the canyon.

From here, the trail is wavy slickrock for the most part - just follow the painted stripes as a general guideline. The impressive La Sal Mountains become the predominant backdrop as you work your way west down the route. Much of the trail covers large expanses of slickrock, making you feel like you're on a remote backcountry adventure.

Continue straight when you come to a crossing with a jeep road. From here the route continues over the sea of red sandstone with tighter turns and few more up and downs to a 'T' intersection with Little Canyon.
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PHOTOS of Great Escape
 5.0 from 4 votes
Sequence of dropping some rocks.....Is this legal? (Moab, UT)
 4.3 from 4 votes
Lost in a giant landscape - part of the experience on the Great Escape (Moab, UT)
 3.7 from 3 votes
The wide ranging geology of Moab is clearly evident along this section o... (Moab, UT)
 3.3 from 3 votes
If you're not out in the open, you're riding under ledges on the Great E... (Moab, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Trail choices at the end of Great Escape (Moab, UT)
 2.7 from 3 votes
View of the Gemini Bridges from the Great Escape trail. And you don't ha... (Moab, UT)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Signs for Great Escape after crossing over the Jeep road. (Moab, UT)
 2.3 from 3 votes
People walking around the Gemini Bridges from a distance. (Moab, UT)
 2.0 from 3 votes
Trail junction of Bull Run, Great Escape, Arth's and Gemini Bridges Road. (Moab, UT)
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