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Mag 7

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Rank: #3 in the Moab area
#3 in Utah
#19 Overall
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“Long distance, ledgy, fast and fun; a premiere ride in Moab.”
Leslie Kehmeier on May 8, 2013
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14.323.0 milesKilometers 581’177 m Ascent 5,769’1,758 m High 8.3% Avg Grade
70% Singletrack -1,773’-541 m Descent 4,561’1,390 m Low 22.0% Max Grade
Overview
3:52 average ride time for 28.0 miles. Details

The Magnificent 7 trails are part of the exciting singletrack renaissance in Moab. The area features a network of trails that link the upper and lower ends of Gemini Bridges Road and can be ridden as a point-to-point with a shuttle (leaving on vehicle at HWY 313 and Gemini Bridges Rd. and Potash Rd Jay Cee Park Campground), near the or as different loops.

Mag 7 is named for the 7 trails it links together into one spectacular traverse: Gemini Bridges Rd., Bull Run, Arth's Corner, Little Canyon, Gold Bar Rim, Golden Spike, Poison Spider, and Portal. This point-to-point ride is a ledgy, fast and fun experience.
Need To Know
The ride is done as a point-to-point from the upper end of Gemini Bridges Road at Hwy 313. It minimizes climbing and maximizes the downhill fun.

Numerous shuttle companies operate in Moab, so hitching a ride is as easy as making a reservation and slapping down some cash.

There are a few options for getting back to Moab:
- Park a vehicle at the Gemini Bridges Trailhead on Hwy 191
- Park a vehicle at the Courthouse Wash Trailhead on Hwy 191 (just south of the Arches National Park entrance)
- Ride the Moab Canyon Paved Path back to Moab

If you're riding back to Moab via the bike path consider linking to the Bar M Loops to extend your singletrack experience.
Description
The first part of the Mag 7 ride starts on Bull Run with a slow and steady descent to a small canyon rim. This will give you a feel for the rest of the singletrack on the ride. The route ducks and dives over the slickrock and along bits of sand-packed singletrack.

The canyon rim transitions from your left side to your right side about a third of the way into Bull Run. The canyon you'll see now is much larger than the previous one.

There's a section of road to navigate and then lots more rolling and ledgy slickrock to cover. The views into the canyon are spectacular now.

After the second road crossing, the slickrock continues before a longer stretch of sandy singletrack. The trail exits onto the road here. Turn right and ride downhill to a major intersection with Great Escape, Getaway and Arth's Corner. Great Escape is not part of the Mag 7, but can be ridden as an option.

Arth's Corner starts to your right at a small trailhead and quickly jumps back into the slickrock and singletrack you've become accustomed to higher on the route.

Little Canyon singletrack is great with ledges and slickrock to ride on. At the end of Little Canyon, you'll find Gold Bar Rim singletrack.

From here, the trail is wavy slickrock for the most part, just follow the painted stripes as a general guideline. The Gold Bar singletrack will dump you into the Gold Bar Rim Jeep trail.

Continue on the Gold Bar Rim Jeep trail following the white painted lines, until you reach Golden Spike. From here you'll follow the white painted lines on slick rock going down shelves and drops.

Golden Spike will lead you to the Blue Dot trail (unofficially named) along the rim overlooking HWY 191. This is a narly section with descent technicals. You'll end up on the Poison Spider connector trail to Portal.

The Portal trail can be deadly. Walk your bike where it tells you to. One false move and you are falling to your death! The end of this trail will put you on Potash Road where you left one vehicle to shuttle back to the beginning.
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PHOTOS of Mag 7
 4.7 from 3 votes
Lost in a giant landscape - part of the experience on the Great Escape (Moab, UT)
 4.0 from 4 votes
The first canyon views on Bull Run, part of the Magnificent 7 ride. (Moab, UT)
 4.0 from 3 votes
The slickrock is endless along the Bull Run Trail (Moab, UT)
 3.7 from 3 votes
The wide ranging geology of Moab is clearly evident along this section o... (Moab, UT)
 3.5 from 4 votes
Magnificent flow on magnificent trails. (Moab, UT)
 3.3 from 3 votes
Great views of the La Sals from Bull Run. (Moab, UT)
 3.3 from 3 votes
If you're not out in the open, you're riding under ledges on the Great E... (Moab, UT)
 3.3 from 3 votes
Fun exposure along Bull Run in spots. (Moab, UT)
 3.3 from 3 votes
Ripping along the first segment of the famed Mag 7 ride, Bull Run. (Moab, UT)
 3.3 from 3 votes
Threatening weather on Bull Canyon rim. (Moab, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
The of Little Canyon Trail. Exit left towards Gemini Bridges Road or co... (Moab, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Trail choices at the end of Great Escape (Moab, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Bull Run rocks and rolls right along the edge of Crips Hole (Moab, UT)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Just follow the Yellow rocky dashes. Occasionally you'll find slackliner... (Moab, UT)
 2.7 from 3 votes
View of the Gemini Bridges from the Great Escape trail. And you don't ha... (Moab, UT)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Signs for Great Escape after crossing over the Jeep road. (Moab, UT)
 2.5 from 4 votes
Let's get this party started!! All singletrack on Bull Run or Seven Up f... (Moab, UT)
 2.3 from 3 votes
People walking around the Gemini Bridges from a distance. (Moab, UT)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Road connection from Bull Run to Great Escape, Arth's and Getaway (Moab, UT)
 2.0 from 3 votes
Trail junction of Bull Run, Great Escape, Arth's and Gemini Bridges Road. (Moab, UT)
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