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Western Rim

Intermediate
 4.7 (22)

An amazing rim ride high above the Colorado River. Fast, fun, and surprisingly easy.


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Map Key

6.1

Miles

9.8

KM

Singletrack

4,880' 1,488 m

High

4,425' 1,349 m

Low

204' 62 m

Up

660' 201 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Description

Starting at the four-way intersection with the Kokopelli Trail, follow a two-track trail with no signs in an non-obvious direction (use the MTB Project mobile app!). Follow this a few hundred yards, bearing left when another dirt road goes off to the right.

The road soon comes to a gate and turns to singletrack. Go down a steep, very sandy hill for a short ways until you get to the rim. You now have miles of dead-level terrain on this rim with increasingly good views.

The rest of the trail is fast, smooth, and great fun. It's sometimes on slickrock, sometimes dirt, with occasional very short easy hills. Wander in and out of huge side canyons with views of the La Salle mountains, Colorado River, and farmlands below.

Climb back up to the top of the mesa where the trail turns slightly more technical and hilly, but still only intermediate difficulty. Remember to turn around and look at the cool terrain that you rode earlier.

The trail dead ends on a dirt road. Turn right to get back to the Kokopelli Trail.

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Nick Wilder

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  4.7 from 22 votes

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Riding the Western Rim Trail in Rabbit Valley, Colorado
Feb 23, 2018 near Moab, UT
The awesome Western Rim trail
Mar 16, 2014 near Moab, UT
Over 6 miles of great singletrack on the Western Rim
Mar 16, 2014 near Moab, UT
One of the side canyons on Western Rim trail
Mar 16, 2014 near Moab, UT
Enjoying some slickrock options along the Western Rim Trail.
Apr 10, 2015 near Moab, UT
On the Western Rim trail
Mar 16, 2014 near Moab, UT

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Aug 14, 2018
Mary Salas
May 13, 2018
Melissa Whyman
14.2mi — 3h 22m
Oct 19, 2017
Doug Bittle
Oct 2, 2017
Doug Bittle
Jul 19, 2017
Alejandro Cazar
Very nice trail with many scenic areas/photo opportunities.
May 27, 2017
Rustin Reese
Mar 11, 2017
Sam Daniels
Trail is in great shape! 5mi
Sep 29, 2016
Jake De