Big Chief

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  5.0 from 6 votes
blue  Intermediate from 5 votes
Rank: #1 in the Dead Horse Point State Park area
#5 in UT, #31 Overall
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Trail in the area near Moab,
“On a 5-star scale, this one is a 6!”
Nick Wilder on Mar 18, 2014
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3.75.9 milesKilometers 199’61 m Ascent 6,020’1,835 m High 2% Avg Grade (1°)
Singletrack Type -138’-42 m Descent 5,928’1,807 m Low 9% Max Grade (5°)
After a few small technical hills to start with, and some interesting "alligator back" rock riding, you level out on the rim with MILES of amazing views. The trail is particularly fast and flowy, especially for desert riding. Continue out to the Big Chief Overlook with views of the potash mine 2,000' below (and all of Moab and the La Sal mountains).

The trail then doubles back on itself on a higher level of the mesa. Great views continue, including good ones of the Henry mountains to the west.
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4.8 (75)
One of the world's great rides, with 8000 ft of descent from the high alpine ...
near Moab, UT
4.7 (123)
The world famous Porcupine Rim ride; a bone jarring route with a sweet single...
near Moab, UT
4.6 (40)
Visually stunning, technically thrilling, a true gem. You'll not want it to end.
near Moab, UT

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PHOTOS of Big Chief
  4.5 from 4 votes
Nonstop scenery on Big Chief (Moab, UT)
  4.0 from 3 votes
Riding around the Big Chief trail is visually distracting... (Moab, UT)
  4.0 from 2 votes
On our way out to the Big Chief Overlook (Moab, UT)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Big Chief is mostly fast and flowy like this (Moab, UT)