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Deadman's Ridge

 30 votes

Length

3.3 Miles 5.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

424' 129 m

Ascent

-577' -176 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

4,810' 1,466 m

High

4,516' 1,376 m

Low

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All Clear 27 days ago
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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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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!
Feb 4, 2018
Bryce Engen
Technical rock drops and pure sweet scary fun 2mi
Nov 23, 2017
Peter Johnston
1.6mi
Nov 5, 2017
Makenzie Mueller
A little too hard today!
Nov 4, 2017
Amy White
Great trail to practice technical riding. Next time I hope to clean the full thing. Rode west to east.
Oct 4, 2017
Martin Asao
3.3mi
Sep 18, 2017
Anna Simpson
Jul 21, 2017
CRyanDean

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  4.3 from 30 votes

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  4.3 from 30 votes
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in Utah

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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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