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Bar M Loops

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Rank: #4 in Moab
#21 in Utah
#324 Overall
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“A great mix of singletrack and that famous Moab sandstone.”
Kody Gibson on May 4, 2013
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11.1 Miles 100% Singletrack 906’ Ascent -904’ Descent 4,463’ Low 4,802’ High
Restrictions
Stay on the painted line through the sandstone to protect the soil crust and plant-life ecosystem.
Overview
The ride is a moderately difficult loop with mostly singletrack, and long, bumpy sandstone sections down Rockin' A and Circle-O. Hardtails beware.
Description
Start with Lazy/EZ Loop going counter clockwise. EZ winds along the base of a low ridge. It's a short, beginner (fast) section, which runs into a more technical Deadman's Ridge.

Through Deadman's Ridge, you'll encounter some technical sections that will challenge your slow speed balance and pedaling endurance.

There's an option to take a right for the full Deadman's loop, or hit Rockin' A for some Bumpy slickrock action. Be sure to follow the painted line on the rock.

Head Northeast after a few trips around the berm bowl for Circle-O and some more slickrock, and gorgeous views toward Arches National Park. Again, stay on the painted line on the rock.

Pass by the Bar-M Loop and take a right on North 40. You'll have the option to take the full North 40 loop, or take the bypass halfway through. This is a very fun singletrack section that gets more technical, and involves more climbing towards the end. Before you know it, you'll be able to see the trailhead on the right.
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PHOTOS of Bar M Loops
 4.0 from 3 votes
The mellow finish to the Circle-O trail. (Moab, UT)
 4.0 from 3 votes
Great sign at the Bar-B trail junction. (Moab, UT)
 4.0 from 3 votes
Nice vista. (Moab, UT)
 4.0 from 2 votes
Cruising over slickrock on the Circle-O. (Moab, UT)
 3.7 from 3 votes
One of my favorite photos I've taken. What do you think? (Moab, UT)
 3.7 from 3 votes
Berm bowl (Moab, UT)
 3.3 from 3 votes
Looking west towards Gemini Bridges from a high point on Deadman's (Moab, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
The beautiful scenery of Moab. These are great trails for those in your ... (Moab, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Riding the slickrock (Moab, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Sunset over Circle-O (Moab, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Deadman's view (Moab, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Rockin' A begins (Moab, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Deadman's descent (Moab, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Following the line. (Moab, UT)
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