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A great start to a long loop around Klondike Bluff.


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Map Key

3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

Singletrack

5,256' 1,602 m

High

4,715' 1,437 m

Low

668' 204 m

Up

179' 55 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This is the start to the Klondike Bluff Outer Loop ride.

Start uphill with a lot of rolling rock ribs, generously marked with green paint. It's all rideable, but slow and a bit jarring. There are a few short downhill sections, but it generally climbs at a low angle. Because of the bouncy slickrock, you'll go a lot slower than it seems like you should.

After a mile of mixed singletrack and slickrock, you'll encounter an enormous swath of slickrock and some bumpy riding for a little while. Continue on a mix of dirt singletrack and short patches of rock that takes you to the top of the bluff for a great view over the Salt Valley and Arches National Park beyond.

Ride relatively flat trail along the top of this plateau on much easier dirt singletrack with nice swoops until you intersect Baby Steps North and Baby Steps Loop.

Contacts

Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Kristen Arendt

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 46 votes

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  4.1 from 46 votes
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#50

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Photos

Amazing cactus bloom on May 2.
May 4, 2013 near Moab, UT
Starting up Mega Steps
May 4, 2013 near Moab, UT
A quick rip down with a whoopsie in the midst.
Dec 31, 1969 near Moab, UT
Top of the trail
Oct 12, 2017 near Moab, UT
Approaching the top of Mega Steps
Mar 19, 2023 near Moab, UT
Red dirt and great views!
May 4, 2013 near Moab, UT
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Mar 17, 2023
Jay Holsten
Shut up legs!
Nov 22, 2022
Peter Tiley
Nov 5, 2022
Atsuko Ohtake
Apr 29, 2022
Jon Hooke
Did with Amanda - mega steps to Alaska to Nome
Mar 5, 2022
Judson Robertson
Oct 18, 2021
Sue U.
Apr 11, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Mar 31, 2021
Dave Smith
Great uphill route. Some challenges, but nothing discouraging.
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