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Klonzo - Lower Loop

Intermediate

Trail

3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 350' 107 m
Descent: -352' -107 m
High: 4,624' 1,410 m
Low: 4,386' 1,337 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Mellow grades and killer views on tight, twisty singletrack.

Leslie Kehmeier

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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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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Check-Ins

Oct 25, 2019
Lynn Barnidge
Oct 8, 2019
Jason Jones
Oct 4, 2019
Matt Rich
Nice, but don't need to do again
Jun 7, 2019
Carmen Curtis
May 21, 2019
Kons Kourbatov
Just biked the lower half with Nala pup 6mi — 51h 01m
May 13, 2019
Andy Fontana
3.3mi
Apr 21, 2019
Shayne Sandoval
3.2mi — 4h 30m
Apr 6, 2019
Mini Wheat Frost
first ride of the season. tres mellow.

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  3.9 from 22 votes

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Photos

Rolling down the last few turns into the lower Klonzo parking area.
Apr 29, 2013 near Moab, UT
Morning light on the initial descent into Secret Passage
Apr 29, 2013 near Moab, UT
Evening on Cross Canyon
Apr 29, 2013 near Moab, UT
Intersection of the inner and outer leg of Boondocks
Apr 29, 2013 near Moab, UT
Dropping off the rim into Boondocks
Apr 29, 2013 near Moab, UT
Upper intersection of Cross Canyon and Borderline.
Apr 29, 2013 near Moab, UT

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