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Deadman's Ridge

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A relentless challenging route; a tech riding dream.


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.4

KM

Singletrack

4,810' 1,466 m

High

4,516' 1,376 m

Low

424' 129 m

Up

577' 176 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

Deadman's Ridge is an unrelenting test of riding technical trails. While it's not 'stupid' technical, it will challenge your slow speed balance and pedaling endurance.

Deadman's is found on the southern end of the Bar M trails, connecting to Lazy and EZ to the north and Long Branch and Bar-B to the south.

From the Moab Canyon Paved Path, access to Deadman's Ridge starts on a doubletrack across from Rusty Spur. Ride west, climbing a bit and winding around to the start of the trail which will be to your right.

The initial climb to get on the lower ridge is not steep and rolls along singletrack and slickrock. The route ramps up a bit from here, climbing steadily to a high point on the trail. It's worth taking a break here to enjoy the 360 degree views, including an incredible look into Arches National Park.

The route from here climbs and descends several times to the Bar-B intersection. The grades aren't steep but the trail is technical with lots of dancing up-and-over rocks. Stay right at the Bar-B intersection to continue on Deadman's.

After another down and up, Deadman's intersects Bar-B again. From here there's a rare smooth and flowy section descending to Long Branch. Stay right to finish the trail with a steep descent to the Moab Canyon Paved Path.

Contacts

Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier with improvements by Kristen Arendt and 1 other

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  4.2 from 53 votes

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#29

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#138

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Photos

Great sign at the Bar-B trail junction.
Nov 17, 2013 near Moab, UT
Lazy Trail.
Aug 14, 2014 near Moab, UT
Enjoy the smooth sections of Deadman's, there are few and far between.
May 1, 2013 near Moab, UT
Looking west towards Gemini Bridges from a high point on Deadman's
May 2, 2013 near Moab, UT
Deadman's view
May 4, 2013 near Moab, UT
Nice views along a more mellow section of Deadman's Ridge Trail.
Apr 23, 2015 near Moab, UT

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Jun 12, 2021
Daniel Edelstein
Jun 3, 2021
Nikki LC
Mar 29, 2021
Aa Bb
Mar 24, 2021
Preston Smith
Mar 17, 2021
Kevin Westlund
Absolutely love the ride. 3.3mi
Dec 21, 2020
Lost Justpastnowhere
Oct 10, 2020
Hunter Ruth
Deadman's ridge was perfect. Awesome challenge. And a couple other link ups in between at Brands 7mi — 2h 00m
Jun 30, 2020
Max Leutschaft