Slickrock Practice Loop

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1.6 Miles 2.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

182' 55 m

Ascent

-246' -75 m

Descent

4,652' 1,418 m

High

4,544' 1,385 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

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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.
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 23, 2017
David Rubin Jr
Great pre ride option upon arrival in Moab. 3mi
Apr 16, 2017
donovan ellison
Mar 28, 2017
Bubb Bubb
Fun but difficult for beginners, seems to be more climbing than downhill. 1.6mi
Mar 19, 2017
James Morfe
Mar 10, 2017
ian pope
Feb 26, 2017
Garth Schulz
Sticky rock, great terrain... NEED to come back and do the whole loop!
Feb 25, 2017
Michelle Clark-Conley
I dont understand how people climb some of this stuff! practice loop was plenty for me. cool terrain tho.
Nov 20, 2016
Hayden B.
3.4mi

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