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Burro Pass Trail #315

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A burly climb up to an alpine pass where one of the best rides on the planet starts-Whole Enchilada!


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Singletrack

11,132' 3,393 m

High

9,649' 2,941 m

Low

678' 207 m

Up

1,500' 457 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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This alpine trail is often closed out for the season by snow just as the Moab desert rides 6000-ft below start to cool off.

Description

If you take a commercial shuttle, you'll start this ride from Geyser Pass, as mapped. If you are shuttling yourself, you can start lower: at Oowah Lake, at the Geyser Pass parking area, at the pass, or further up the Burro Pass road, depending on your vehicle and energy level.

The route from Geyser Pass (named for an early settler, not an actual water spout) works upward to Burro Pass at about 11,150-ft. Along the way you'll ride jeep trails and singletrack, but you'll likely push your bike a fair bit: this is a steep trail!

From the pass, the trail drops precipitously down through evergreen forest, sharp switchbacks, black dirt, igneous rocks and roots. This is a difficult, technical ride, in a way that is out of character with most of Moab. Eventually, you reach jeep road again and continue left, then up and down in aspen glades. If you are lucky, you'll be here in the fall when the trees are gold and luminous.

Watch for trail signs toward Warner Lake to show you the right way. Either rejoin the LaSal Mountain Loop Road, or Hazzard County trail to continue The Whole Enchilada.

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Ripping down from Burro Pass is so fun!
Oct 12, 2016 near Moab, UT
Snowing at Burro Pass... fun!
Mar 30, 2018 near Moab, UT
A ray of sunshine on the descent from Burro Pass
Nov 29, 2019 near Moab, UT
To Burro Pass.
Jul 12, 2016 near Moab, UT
The view back down the trail up to Burro Pass.
Dec 20, 2013 near Moab, UT
The climb Burro Pass
Nov 29, 2019 near Moab, UT

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Jul 6, 2018
Dominic Chiappelli
Tree down on top.
Aug 23, 2015
John Connolly
Top notch riding! It's a shame the rest of TWE isn't this good 4.4mi
Aug 20, 2014
Roy Hobbs