Bar M Loops

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  3.7 from 11 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 3 votes
Rank: #2 in the Moab Brand Trails area
#43 in UT, #928 Overall
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Featured Ride in the area near Moab,
“A great mix of singletrack and that famous Moab sandstone.”
Kody Gibson on May 4, 2013
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11.117.9 milesKilometers 906’276 m Ascent 4,802’1,464 m High 3% Avg Grade (2°)
100% Singletrack -904’-276 m Descent 4,463’1,360 m Low 20% Max Grade (11°)
Stay on the painted line through the sandstone to protect the soil crust and plant-life ecosystem.
The ride is a moderately difficult loop with mostly singletrack, and long, bumpy sandstone sections down Rockin' A and Circle-O. Hardtails beware.
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
  4.3 from 4 votes
Nice vista. (Moab, UT)
  4.2 from 5 votes
One of my favorite photos I've taken. What do you think? (Moab, UT)
  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 2 votes
Cruising over slickrock on the Circle-O. (Moab, UT)
  4.0 from 1 vote
This is most of the Circle-O Trail. There are only a couple of spots whe... (Moab, UT)
  3.8 from 4 votes
EZ Trail. (Moab, UT)
  3.8 from 4 votes
Berm bowl (Moab, UT)
  3.7 from 3 votes
Nice views along a more mellow section of Deadman's Ridge Trail. (Moab, UT)
  3.5 from 4 votes
Ez Trail. (Moab, UT)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Looking west towards Gemini Bridges from a high point on Deadman's (Moab, UT)
  3.3 from 4 votes
The beautiful scenery of Moab. These are great trails for those in your ... (Moab, UT)
  3.3 from 4 votes
Deadman's view (Moab, UT)
  3.3 from 4 votes
Rockin' A begins (Moab, UT)
  3.0 from 4 votes
Riding the slickrock (Moab, UT)
  3.0 from 4 votes
Lazy Trail. (Moab, UT)
  3.0 from 4 votes
Circle O Trail. (Moab, UT)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Following the line. (Moab, UT)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Deadman's descent (Moab, UT)
  3.0 from 3 votes
EZ Trail. (Moab, UT)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Sunset over Circle-O (Moab, UT)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Somewhere out here is a connection to ride into Arches. . . . maybe next... (Moab, UT)