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Long Branch

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 3.5 (11)

A fun technical option in the Bar M system.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.7

KM

Singletrack

4,710' 1,436 m

High

4,598' 1,401 m

Low

205' 62 m

Up

201' 61 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Description

Long Branch is a fun, technical connection from Deadman's Ridge to Killer Bee.

The trail starts at an intersection with Deadman's Ridge and quickly rounds a corner into narrow and exposed singletrack. Enjoy the views into the hanging valley below. A couple of switchbacks will take you down to and back up the other side of a wide, light-colored slickrock gully.

After a short, grinder of a climb, you'll top out and contour across another hanging valley, this one with dark red soil and house-sized boulders. The far rim of Moab Valley will be looming to your right.

After the last giant boulder, the trail makes a short quick climb and bends around to the left to meet with Bar-B Loop and Killer Bee.

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

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 11 votes

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  3.5 from 11 votes
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#411

in Utah

#14,308

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Photos

Late sun on Long Branch, one of the more technical trails in the Bar M area.
May 1, 2013 near Moab, UT
Just after climbing the bottom section of rocks.
Jun 3, 2019 near Moab, UT
The southern end of Bar B approaching the intersection with Long Branch and Killer Bee
May 1, 2013 near Moab, UT

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Mar 23, 2019
Tim McCabe
Mar 19, 2018
Alex Williams
Mar 13, 2018
Lincovich Hudson
Kind of technical but mostly because the trail and switchbacks are super sandy or covered in shale. Not very well maintained or fun to navigate
Nov 4, 2017
Amy White
Oct 4, 2017
Martin Asao
1mi
Apr 29, 2017
Todd Van Selus