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Great Escape

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.3 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 52' 16 m
Descent: -458' -140 m
High: 5,116' 1,559 m
Low: 4,677' 1,426 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Map Key

You'll feel like you're on a remote backcountry adventure.

Leslie Kehmeier

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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Description

Great Escape starts to your right at a small trailhead connecting to Getaway and Arth's Corner. The trail gets right back to business with the slickrock and singletrack you've become accustomed to on Bull Run.

If you're interested, there's a viewpoint at the very beginning of this trail that looks out over some natural bridges in the canyon.

From here, the trail is wavy slickrock for the most part - just follow the painted stripes as a general guideline. The impressive La Sal Mountains become the predominant backdrop as you work your way west down the route. Much of the trail covers large expanses of slickrock, making you feel like you're on a remote backcountry adventure.

Continue straight when you come to a crossing with a jeep road. From here the route continues over the sea of red sandstone with tighter turns and few more up and downs to a 'T' intersection with Little Canyon.

Contacts

Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

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Mar 19, 2020
Kari Barnard
Oct 14, 2019
Patrick Burns
Good mix of fast singletrack and Moab rocks.
Oct 12, 2019
Tim McCabe
May 3, 2019
Get Out There!
Apr 29, 2019
Andrew Harasz
Apr 28, 2019
Courtney Harasz
3.3mi
Apr 14, 2019
Clare Liu
Apr 6, 2019
Tyler Pengelly

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  4.4 from 52 votes

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Photos

Sequence of dropping some rocks.....Is this legal?
May 26, 2015 near Moab, UT
Slickrock riding with views into Moab and the Lasals above town.
Apr 25, 2017 near Moab, UT
Lost in a giant landscape - part of the experience on the Great Escape
May 1, 2013 near Moab, UT
If you're not out in the open, you're riding under ledges on the Great Escape
May 1, 2013 near Moab, UT
The wide ranging geology of Moab is clearly evident along this section of the trail.
May 7, 2013 near Moab, UT
Towards the top of Arth's near the intersection with Getaway and Great Escape
Apr 29, 2013 near Moab, UT

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