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Bar-M Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

7.9 mile 12.8 kilometer loop
0% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

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

Curtis Tripp

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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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 28, 2020
Dane Iwata
May 17, 2020
Maggie Mcandrews
I rode counter clockwise and it seemed to be the best way. 9.9mi
Mar 15, 2020
Levi Perigo
With Cambryn on the Gravel Bike
Mar 15, 2020
Nate Taylor
Nov 20, 2019
Bruce Conrad
Nov 15, 2019
Greg Evans
Oct 18, 2019
Lynn Barnidge
Oct 3, 2019
Jonno Hey

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  3.8 from 44 votes

#375

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#375

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One of my favorite photos I've taken. What do you think?
May 9, 2013 near Moab, UT
The beautiful scenery of Moab. These are great trails for those in your fam who perhaps aren't ready to rip on some of the longer trails...
May 9, 2013 near Moab, UT
Lazy Trail.
Aug 14, 2014 near Moab, UT
Rockin' A begins
May 4, 2013 near Moab, UT
the waterfall after a storm
Jul 30, 2017 near Moab, UT
Thanksgiving day ride on the Lazy-EZ loop.
Apr 6, 2013 near Moab, UT

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