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Big Chief

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 5.0 from 4 votes
  Intermediate from 3 votes
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Rank: #2 in Moab
#3 in Utah
#20 Overall
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“On a 5-star scale, this one is a 6!”
Nick Wilder on Mar 18, 2014
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3.7 Miles 199’ Ascent 6,020’ High 1.7% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -138’ Descent 5,928’ Low 5.3% Max Grade
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.
Land Manager: Dead Horse Point State Park
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PHOTOS of Big Chief
 4.3 from 3 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)
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