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%

Max Grade (5°)

All Clear

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

Curtis Tripp

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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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Nov 20, 2016
Hayden B.
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Oct 16, 2016
Travis Parsons
Oct 8, 2016
Tony Fagan
Sep 24, 2016
Sean Christopher
Sep 22, 2016
Chris Sarot
40mph gusts blew me off my line several times. Too dangerous for full ride.
Jul 30, 2016
matt hill
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May 23, 2016
Kevin Fitzgerald
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Apr 3, 2016
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All Clear 16 days ago
Dry - Minor sand pits, but rideable.
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