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Moab Canyon Paved Path

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Trail

9.0 mile 14.5 kilometer point to point
Paved Path
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 674' 205 m
Descent: -145' -44 m
High: 4,620' 1,408 m
Low: 3,970' 1,210 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

A scenic paved bikeway connecting several trail systems with Moab.

Leslie Kehmeier

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

Family Friendly Gentle, scenic paved path - basically flat from the river up to the Arches entrance.

Non-motorized only - no ebikes, no pedal assist, no motors of any kind allowed.

Description

The Moab Canyon Paved Path has got to be one of the most scenic bikeways around. It connects the Courthouse Wash trailhead near Arches National Park with Highway 313 that leads to Canyonlands National Park. Along the way, the trail provides access to the Bar M trails and the Mag 7 trails (Gemini Bridges).

From the bottom end near Arches, the route climbs steadily and travels through Moab Canyon, tucked beneath huge red sandstone cliffs. The route levels out quite a bit as you ride along the heart of the Bar M trails.

Near the main Bar M trailhead the pathway ducks under Hwy 191 and connects with the Gemini Bridges parking area. From here the route descends and climbs gradually to its terminus at Hwy 313.

Completely resurfaced July 2017.

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May 1, 2019
Tyler Jones
Jun 2, 2018
Cooper Chiarino
2mi
Apr 8, 2018
Dru Martin
Apr 6, 2018
Jonathan Fields
Mar 25, 2018
Hunter Ruth
Always beautiful 9mi
Nov 24, 2017
Peter Johnston
8mi
Jul 21, 2015
Melanie Herd

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  3.8 from 5 votes

#2

in City of Moab

#7943

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#2

in City of Moab

#285

in Utah

#7,943

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Photos

A prime example of some Hoodoo rock formations in Moab.
Dec 4, 2014 near Moab, UT
The Moab Canyon pathway.
Dec 24, 2013 near Moab, UT
Deadman's view
May 4, 2013 near Moab, UT
The Moab Canyon Bike Path connects Gemini Bridges and Bar M trails with Arches National Park
May 1, 2013 near Moab, UT
The pedestrian bridge.
Dec 24, 2013 near Moab, UT
Welcome to Moab.
Aug 15, 2014 near Moab, UT

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