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Klonzo - Lower Loop

 3.7 (18)

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

350' 107 m

Ascent

-352' -107 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

4,624' 1,410 m

High

4,386' 1,337 m

Low

Shared By Leslie Kehmeier

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All Clear 68 days ago
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Mellow grades and killer views on tight, twisty singletrack.

Leslie Kehmeier

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

The Klonzo Area is located off of Willow Springs Road north of Moab. With nearly nine miles of trail, it's easy to create any kind of ride you want.

The Klonzo system is a great leg stretcher after a long drive to Moab or an excellent place to take a new mountain biker to experience the desert.

Mellow grades, killer views and tight, swoopy singletrack make Klonzo a sweet little outing. Wahoo is the only trail that should be ridden in a certain direction (counter-clockwise is 'more fun' as the sign indicates).

Cross Canyon Trail is a good 'up' give riders good access to hit Secret Passage (remember, counter-clockwise = more fun) as well as Dunestone and Boondocks. Borderline stands isolated on the eastern edge of the area and is an absolute blast to rail down.

Need to Know

The Klonzo Area is non-motorized, but is located near the multi-use Sovereign Trail system. Be aware of vehicles on Willow Springs Road as it can get busy with different user groups accessing trails.

Visitors have their choice of two parking lots for Klonzo. The lower parking lot gives immediate access to Dunestone, Boondocks and Borderline. The upper lot, located a half mile further, provides access to Borderline and Cross Canyon.

Description

The Klonzo - Lower Loop begins at the lower parking lot. Head out on Borderline and stay left, going uphill at the kiosk for the upper parking area.

At the Cross Canyon intersection, turn left and begin the rolling climb towards Secret Passage. Continue through intersections for Dunestone, Borderline and the lower end of Secret Passage (because you'll want to ride it counter-clockwise). Keep pedaling north and take a left at the upper Secret Passage intersection.

Secret Passage is a short but sweet foray into a little drainage. The trail swoops and carves down smooth trail along the left side. The inside turns are very stable and can be railed hard, but the outside turns are pretty soft and could ruin your day if you get too aggressive. From the bottom of Secret Passage there is a short steep climb back out to Cross Canyon.

After retracing a short section on Cross Canyon heading south, turn right on Dunestone. The trail name reflects just what it is; a link up of petrified dunes all stuck in perfect waves. The trail can be ridden in a loop in either direction or used as a connector to get to Boondocks.

Pedal over the waves of slickrock to the intersection with Boondocks. You'll be at the edge of the mesa top looking down over a red dirt valley littered with clusters of white sandstone formations. Follow the purple paint stripes to the right (Dunestone is bright green).

Boondocks descends quickly through a break in the rim, across a saddle and around to another intersection. Stay right to take the eastern leg of the Boondocks loop. The trail is fun and twisty and enjoyable as it weaves in and out of boulders along the valley bottom.

At the lower Dunestone intersection turn right and ride up a short punchy climb to get up and over to the lower Klonzo parking area where you started the ride.

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