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Bar M Loops

 30 votes

11.1 Miles 17.9 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

906' 276 m

Ascent

-904' -276 m

Descent

4,802' 1,464 m

High

4,463' 1,360 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Minor Issues

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A great mix of singletrack and that famous Moab sandstone.

Kody Gibson

Overview

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

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Nov 11, 2017
Sandy Schweitzer
Nov 11, 2017
Lauren O'Connell
Nov 4, 2017
Jake Bush
Big crew lots of fun! 10mi
Oct 23, 2017
Valerie Sloniker
Beautiful ride and very easy, any level rider could enjoy.
Oct 18, 2017
erica brown
11.5mi
Oct 14, 2017
Michelle Kubick
Bar M Circle O North 40 8mi
Oct 10, 2017
Christoph Wrongway
Was very easy until hitting Circle O which was all Slick Rick. Some tricky spots with quick tradition from down but all Blue level for the most part.
Oct 2, 2017
Chris Gaskell
Went here during rain, everything but north 40 was fine - but expect mud when wet! Circle-o has some great slick rock 25.6mi

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  3.8 from 30 votes

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#358

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Conditions


Minor Issues 5 days ago
Muddy - About 70% is dry, the rest is bad. I would still wait a while before you go so the trail doesn’t get to ruined.
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Mike Sylvester
Oceanside, CA
Mike Sylvester   Oceanside, CA
Took my complete beginner wife out here to kill a few hours. We rode the 7 mile 'Bar M' loop first which is essentially a road but provided plenty of great views so it was worth it for what it was. On our way back to the car, we stumbled across EZ which also led us to Lazy. Both were surprisingly nice lil' beginner singletrack trails that were pretty darn fun. I didn't see any out there yesterday but I bet the locals get out there on off days and do some (race speed) laps. Easy area to get to and the nicest, cleanest pit toilets I've ever had the pleasure of using. May 28, 2014

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