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Bar M Loops

Intermediate

Trail

10.8 mile 17.5 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 782' 238 m
Descent: -781' -238 m
High: 4,793' 1,461 m
Low: 4,466' 1,361 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Map Key

A great mix of singletrack and that famous Moab sandstone.

Kody Gibson

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

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.

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May 15, 2020
Jenny Montague
Apr 27, 2020
Trent McCausland
Mar 14, 2020
Erin Ballou
Mar 6, 2020
L P
Mar 1, 2020
Will Cook
Oct 25, 2019
Wild Skies
Oct 4, 2019
Marty Leake
Dry conditions and sandy in certain spots. 5mi
Oct 4, 2019
sortalongo

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  4.0 from 63 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
Great sign at the Bar-B trail junction.
Nov 17, 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

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