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Bar-M Loop

 3.8 (29)

7.9 Miles 12.8 Kilometers


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Singletrack

289' 88 m

Ascent

-284' -87 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

4,766' 1,453 m

High

4,486' 1,367 m

Low

Shared By Curtis Tripp

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

Curtis Tripp

Dogs Unknown

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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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Oct 5, 2018
Melanie Stoeckle
Easy trail, great signage, a few small obstacles to make it more interesting. Great views of Arches though! 8mi
Oct 5, 2018
Clayton Saltijeral
Sep 30, 2018
Tom Branch
Sep 11, 2018
Trey Jones
Scenic easy ride; casual 10.6mi
Sep 7, 2018
Greg T
Sep 3, 2018
Heidi Fund
Aug 13, 2018
Sarah Andres
Jun 19, 2018
Joey Atkins

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  3.8 from 29 votes

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  3.8 from 29 votes
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#36

in Utah

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