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Big Chief

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 4.8 (29)

On a 5-star scale, this one is a 6!


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Singletrack

6,020' 1,835 m

High

5,928' 1,807 m

Low

199' 61 m

Up

138' 42 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Allowed

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Description

After a few small technical hills to start with, and some interesting "alligator back" rock riding, you level out on the rim with MILES of amazing views. The trail is particularly fast and flowy, especially for desert riding. Continue out to the Big Chief Overlook with views of the potash mine 2,000' below (and all of Moab and the La Sal mountains).

The trail then doubles back on itself on a higher level of the mesa. Great views continue, including good ones of the Henry mountains to the west.

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Nick Wilder

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  4.8 from 29 votes

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  4.8 from 29 votes
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Photos

Nonstop scenery on Big Chief
Mar 18, 2014 near Moab, UT
On our way out to the Big Chief Overlook
Mar 18, 2014 near Moab, UT
Riding around the Big Chief trail is visually distracting...
Mar 18, 2014 near Moab, UT
Big Chief is mostly fast and flowy like this
Mar 18, 2014 near Moab, UT
Enjoying the views near the start of the Dead Horse Point Tour
Oct 24, 2019 near Moab, UT
like being on the moon
Nov 13, 2017 near Moab, UT

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Sep 23, 2020
Paco Fernandez
Aug 15, 2020
Charlie Shew
Mar 26, 2020
Todd Long
Beautiful weather and the park is empty. Trails are in great condition today. Dry and smooth.
May 8, 2019
Hiro Protagonist
Fun, walked one or two obstacles. Trance
Apr 12, 2019
Luke Harris
Nov 20, 2018
Zach Langsley Norman
Nov 19, 2018
Brian Thomas
3.7mi
Oct 20, 2018
Thomas Pyke