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Deadman's Ridge

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3.3 Miles 5.4 Kilometers


424' 129 m


-577' -176 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (15°)

4,810' 1,466 m


4,516' 1,376 m


Shared By Leslie Kehmeier


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A relentless challenging route; a tech riding dream.

Leslie Kehmeier

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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.


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Jun 27, 2018
Brendan Edwards
Jun 17, 2018
Linda Lee
Great tech but we were too tired after Bar B to do it up right.
May 26, 2018
Lenny D
Awesome stuff!!!
May 22, 2018
Shao Hao
May 18, 2018
Matt Barth
So fun
May 3, 2018
Garrett C
Extremely fun and technical. Loved this trail
Apr 27, 2018
Garrett Carter
Mar 13, 2018
Lincovich Hudson
This and Bar-B are two of my favorite trails in the area. Long Branch was not worth using as a connector. Run both trails individually!

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Kenny Davis
Mena, AR
Kenny Davis   Mena, AR
Great trail for getting in good quick ride when combined with Bar B. In Moab and don't have all day and want to get a good technical ride in then check these two out. Jul 6, 2014
Anna Simpson
Moab, UT & Snowmass, CO
Anna Simpson   Moab, UT & Snowmass, CO
For those curious how it compares to other trails in the Bar M system, Deadman's is somewhat more technical than North 40 but much more sustained. Super fun for a quick technical ride! Sep 19, 2017
Lincovich Hudson
Salt Lake City
Lincovich Hudson   Salt Lake City
Some slower technical and absolutely amazing riding. This and Bar-B are two of my favorite trails in the area. Long Branch was not worth using as a connector. Run both trails individually! Apr 11, 2018

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