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Trail

7.9 mile 12.8 kilometer loop
0% Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 289' 88 m
Descent: -284' -87 m
High: 4,766' 1,453 m
Low: 4,486' 1,367 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Curtis Tripp

A mellow, family-friendly ride with classic Moab desert scenery.

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Overview

With some 4 wheel drive road, some doubletrack and even some slickrock, this ride makes a great loop for families and beginner riders, and an easy introduction to the Moab area.

The loop travels over rolling desert terrain, with long views into Arches National Park to Balanced Rock, the Windows and the Klondike Bluffs.

Description

This loop can be ridden in either direction, but this description is for the clockwise loop:

From the Moab Brand area parking lot, go west along the access road, turning right when you hit the fence. Follow this gravel road north past the exit to 191 as it turns into a 4 wheel drive road.

After 1.75 miles, the trail branches off to the right and curls around to head southwest, soon passing the head of lower Sevenmile Canyon. It's definitely worth stopping to check out the views down into the canyon from this impressive pour-off.

Continue south along the doubletrack as it hugs the edge of the slickrock, passing the 4-way junction with North 40 and Circle-O, then the southern spur to Circle-O and Rockin' A. This is the most engaging section of the trail, weaving back and forth between dirt and slickrock tread. Nearly 4 miles beyond the pouroff, the trail reaches another 4WD road and turns nearly 180 degrees to follow this road 1.2 miles to the Moab Canyon Paved Path.

This basically marks the end of the ride; follow the path north for a mile then take a right onto to the access road back to the parking lot.

Many trails enter and exit at various points in the loop, creating endless options to extend it into a longer or more challenging ride. Junctions are signed to aid with navigation, but keep in mind that these signs can be very small and discreet.

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May 16, 2019
Johnny Maas
Overcast and windy, but the Bar-M Loop is a fun ride on a hardtail. 8.1mi — 1h 02m
May 5, 2019
Hannah Hand
May 5, 2019
Bobby Piper
Apr 7, 2019
Jonathan Lyons
Mar 30, 2019
Patrick Csongei
added in a few other side trails on this loop. Would have been better going the other direction 10mi — 1h 05m
Mar 24, 2019
Jennifer Bolding
Awesome!
Mar 18, 2019
Ryan Duclos
7.9mi
Mar 17, 2019
Melissa McClendon

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  3.8 from 34 votes

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