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Bar M Loops

Intermediate
 4.0 (77) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great mix of singletrack and that famous Moab sandstone.


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Map Key

10.8

Miles

17.5

KM

100%

Singletrack

4,792' 1,461 m

High

4,467' 1,361 m

Low

762' 232 m

Up

761' 232 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Stay on the painted line through the sandstone to protect the soil crust and plant-life ecosystem.

Overview

The ride is a moderately difficult loop with mostly singletrack, and long, bumpy sandstone sections down Rockin' A and Circle-O. Hardtails beware.

Description

Start with Lazy/EZ Loop going counter clockwise. EZ winds along the base of a low ridge. It's a short, beginner (fast) section, which runs into a more technical Deadman's Ridge.

Through Deadman's Ridge, you'll encounter some technical sections that will challenge your slow speed balance and pedaling endurance.

There's an option to take a right for the full Deadman's loop, or hit Rockin' A for some Bumpy slickrock action. Be sure to follow the painted line on the rock.

Head Northeast after a few trips around the berm bowl for Circle-O and some more slickrock, and gorgeous views toward Arches National Park. Again, stay on the painted line on the rock.

Pass by the Bar-M Loop and take a right on North 40. You'll have the option to take the full North 40 loop, or take the bypass halfway through. This is a very fun singletrack section that gets more technical, and involves more climbing towards the end. Before you know it, you'll be able to see the trailhead on the right.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kody Gibson with improvements by Kristen Arendt and 1 other

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  4.0 from 77 votes

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Photos

One of my favorite photos I've taken. What do you think?
May 9, 2013 near Moab, UT
Ez Trail.
Aug 14, 2014 near Moab, UT
Nice vista.
Nov 17, 2013 near Moab, UT
Berm bowl
May 4, 2013 near Moab, UT
The beautiful scenery of Moab. These are great trails for those in your fam who perhaps aren't ready to rip on some of the longer trails...
May 9, 2013 near Moab, UT
Great sign at the Bar-B trail junction.
Nov 17, 2013 near Moab, UT

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Apr 10, 2021
Hunter Ruth
N 40 x2, Mav, LayZ EZ 10mi — 2h 00m
Dec 21, 2020
Lost Justpastnowhere
Nov 27, 2020
Lisa Munsch
Moab Thanksgiving day 2020
Nov 26, 2020
Lisa Munsch
Nov 21, 2020
Ben Abrahams
Nov 19, 2020
Luci Laffitte
Nov 3, 2020
Natalie Clark
Oct 31, 2020
Carrie Pardee
7.4mi — 1h 17m