“Mellow grades and killer views on tight, twisty singletrack.
— Leslie Kehmeier
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).
Trail is a good 'up' give riders good access to hit Secret Passage
(remember, counter-clockwise = more fun) as well as Dunestone
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
. The upper lot, located a half mile further, provides access to Borderline
and Cross Canyon
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
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
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).
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.