MTB Project Home Sign in with Facebook
or Login with Email



Consensus:    (details)
 4.5 from 2 votes
  Intermediate from 2 votes
Your Opinion:
Rating: -none- change
Rank: #6 in Moab
#32 in Utah
#746 Overall
Trail near ,  
“A great new addition to the Klondike trail system with good flow and a fun descent.”
Zephyr Sylvester on Sep 25, 2013
Getting There     GPX File     Print
3.8 Miles Singletrack Type 296’ Ascent -691’ Descent 4,851’ Low 5,314’ High
Alaska was added summer of 2013 and extends the whole Klondike Bluffs network further north. It can be ridden in either direction, but for maximum fun, climb up a different route and then take Alaska down.

The first mile or so of the trail is rolling singletrack that winds around the rocky outer cropping of rocks above Salt Valley. It flows nicely around big rock formations on hardpacked dirt - even going in between a two very large rocks tilted together (reminiscent of North 40 at the Brand Trails). The switchbacks are smooth and the views are spectacular.

Alaska's descent follows a slight ridge line and is mainly on slickrock and salt wash sandstone. The trail was built to make the sandstone ride smooth and features a small corner that is a natural rock berm.

Two other trails exit off of Alaska: Homer and Nome, making for lots of riding options. If you don't want the downhill to end quite yet, instead of finishing on Alaska, take Homer all the way down to Dino-Flow for a total of a 1.7 mile descent. You can also exit down to Dino-Flow via Nome at the first intersection you come across. The full Alaska trail finishes on Mega Steps at the EKG intersection slightly above the Dino-Flow intersection.

The shortest ride option for this trail is to go up Mega Steps and then take Alaska down for a 6.5 mile loop total.
Shimano - M825 Saint Crankset
28% off
at Jenson USA
Civilian Bicycle Co. - Vive Le Roi Frameset
30% off
at Competitive Cyclist
La Sportiva - Anakonda Trail Running Shoe ...
15% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Tyr - Carbon Men's Tri Tank Top with Zippe...
50% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Industry Nine - Front Enduro Hub Conversio...
40% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Sram - Red Exogram GXP Crankset
30% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Jett Gear - Draken Jersey - Short-Sleeve -...
60% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Giro - LTZ Glove
30% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Park Tool - Bottom Bracket Facing Set
20% off
at Backcountry
Salomon - EXO S-LAB Twinskin Short - Men's...
30% off
at Competitive Cyclist
BMC - Fourstroke FS01 - 2012
56% off
at Backcountry
Pedro's - Burrito Tool Wrap
20% off
at Competitive Cyclist
MTB Project scours dozens of stores to
bring you the best bike deals!

68° | 44°

76° | 47°

70° | 45°

73° | 46°

76° | 49°
Recent Conditions
Add a Condition Report | View All »
4.3 (3)
Outstanding intermediate singletrack and a slickrock romp around Klondike Bluff.
near Moab, UT
4.0 (1)
A big, unlikely desert adventure to an abandoned uranium mine, well off the b...
near Moab, UT
4.0 (1)
A fast and fun five miles.
near Moab, UT

Your To-Do List: Not on it   Add it! | Your Full List »
Your Check-Ins:
Add a New Check-In | View All »

Share This Page
Improve This Page
Add Photo or Map Symbol
Edit Description or GPS track

PHOTOS of Alaska
 4.0 from 2 votes
Starting up Mega Steps (Moab, UT)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Natural mini berm (Green River, UT)
© 2014 Adventure Projects, LLC Terms | Privacy | About Us