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Circle-O

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (68)

An excellent moderate loop on slickrock with sweeping views of Arches National Park.


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2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Singletrack

4,684' 1,428 m

High

4,466' 1,361 m

Low

175' 53 m

Up

261' 80 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Please stay on the line. It was aligned specifically to protect the fragile biological soil crust, pothole ecosystems and plant life of this area.

Description

The trail can be ridden in either direction, but this description is for the recommended counterclockwise loop:

Leaving the Bar-M Loop at the Circle-O's southern trailhead, ride 1/4 mile on dirt doubletrack to the berm bowl at the junction with the Rockin' A trail. This is where the real fun begins.

Head left (NE) from the berm bowl to follow the Circle-O trail. The path is marked by a rust-colored line painted on the Entrada sandstone. Follow this line for nearly 3 miles as it winds through tight turns, over quick dips, and down short drops. Along the way, you'll reach the border of Arches National Park before climbing back to the Circle-O's northern junction with the Bar-M Loop.

Contacts

Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

Shared By:

Curtis Tripp with improvements by Kristen Arendt and 1 other

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  3.8 from 68 votes

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  3.8 from 68 votes
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Photos

Berm bowl
May 4, 2013 near Moab, UT
The mellow finish to the Circle-O trail.
Apr 5, 2013 near Moab, UT
Cruising over slickrock on the Circle-O.
Apr 4, 2013 near Moab, UT
Circle O Trail.
Aug 14, 2014 near Moab, UT
Circle O Trail, Moab Brands Trail, Moab, Utah.
Mar 14, 2016 near Moab, UT
Casting some long shadows during sunset on Circle-O.
Mar 28, 2018 near Moab, UT

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May 9, 2021
Brian Goedland
Starts fun then turns to no flow with a lot of repetition of up down. A bit boring after the first couple miles. Do it once and move on.
Dec 21, 2020
Lost Justpastnowhere
May 28, 2020
Dane Iwata
May 25, 2020
Ricardo Villegas Rodriguez
4.5mi — 6h 30m
May 22, 2020
zaq
Mar 19, 2020
Noah Wyatt
It was a fantastic trail with a great taste of sand stone rocks. For the climbs you'll loose momentum due to the transferring of the rocks.
Nov 3, 2019
Joshua Kramer
Oct 26, 2019
Nicholas Kehoe