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blueBlack Slickrock Practice Loop

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Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 182' 55 m
Descent: -246' -75 m
High: 4,652' 1,418 m
Low: 4,544' 1,385 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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This short loop lets you test your skills before you go on to the real deal.

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Follow the blazes! Avoid vegetation, potholes, and biological soil crust. Only cross the sandy patches between slickrock along the designated trail.

Description

This trail makes a good introduction to the type of terrain you'll find on the main loop, but at a more moderate level for those who want to ease into it. Still, it presents some significant obstacles and should not be taken lightly. True beginners probably won't enjoy a ride here.

Just a quarter mile into the main Slickrock Trail, fork right at the painted junction to start the Practice Loop. Follow the white dashes along a series of sandstone domes, followed by a quick descent toward the Echo Canyon viewpoint. It's worth getting off your bike and hiking to the edge of the cliffs for a closer look at this box canyon.

Continue along the dashed line as it winds up and over more low fins and across sandy washes back towards the main trail, with a number of short but steep climbs and drops. You'll rejoin the Slickrock Trail around the 3/4 mile mark. If you're up for 10 more miles of slickrock, turn right for the full loop. If not, turn left for a quick return to the trailhead.

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Apr 3, 2019
Péter Koncz
1.6mi — 0h 30m
Mar 27, 2019
Nick Wilder
Mar 17, 2019
Peter Bradley
only 1 touchdown on last loop! 4.8mi
Feb 8, 2019
Tom Dancs
Dec 2, 2018
Scott Nelson
moab 15mi
Nov 18, 2018
Brian Thomas
1.8mi
Oct 27, 2018
Jackie White
Adriana killed it. First time on the trail for Adriana and Jackie.
Oct 6, 2018
Gillian Scarborough
First ride and in the rain!

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 33 votes

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