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Mag 7

 4.6 (148)

22.2 Miles 35.8 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

1,804' 550 m

Ascent

-3,844' -1,172 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

61%

Max Grade (31°)

6,029' 1,838 m

High

3,978' 1,212 m

Low

Shared By Leslie Kehmeier

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Some Mud - On Tuesday Oct 9 mostly dry w some mud. Very rideable and great traction save the occasional muddy bits. History

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Long distance, ledgy, fast and fun; a premiere ride in Moab.

Leslie Kehmeier

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Overview

The Magnificent 7 trails are part of the exciting singletrack renaissance in Moab. The area features a network of trails that link the upper and lower ends of Gemini Bridges Road and can be ridden as a point-to-point with a shuttle (leaving on vehicle at HWY 313 and Gemini Bridges Rd. and Potash Rd Jay Cee Park Campground), near the or as different loops.

Mag 7 is named for the 7 trails it links together into one spectacular traverse: Gemini Bridges Rd., Bull Run, Arth's Corner, Little Canyon, Gold Bar Rim, Golden Spike, Poison Spider, and Portal. This point-to-point ride is a ledgy, fast and fun experience.

Need to Know

The ride is done as a point-to-point from the upper end of Gemini Bridges Road at Hwy 313. It minimizes climbing and maximizes the downhill fun.

Numerous shuttle companies operate in Moab, so hitching a ride is as easy as making a reservation and slapping down some cash.

There are a few options for getting back to Moab:
- Park a vehicle at the Gemini Bridges Trailhead on Hwy 191
- Park a vehicle at the Courthouse Wash Trailhead on Hwy 191 (just south of the Arches National Park entrance)
- Ride the Moab Canyon Paved Path back to Moab

If you're riding back to Moab via the bike path consider linking to the Bar M Loops to extend your singletrack experience.

Description

The first part of the Mag 7 ride starts on Bull Run with a slow and steady descent to a small canyon rim. This will give you a feel for the rest of the singletrack on the ride. The route ducks and dives over the slickrock and along bits of sand-packed singletrack.

The canyon rim transitions from your left side to your right side about a third of the way into Bull Run. The canyon you'll see now is much larger than the previous one.

There's a section of road to navigate and then lots more rolling and ledgy slickrock to cover. The views into the canyon are spectacular now.

After the second road crossing, the slickrock continues before a longer stretch of sandy singletrack. The trail will come to the Gemini Bridges Road where a new exstention of singletrack continues on the other side to quickly arrive at the intersection with Great Escape, Getaway and Arth's Corner. Great Escape is not part of the Mag 7, but can be ridden as an option.

Arth's Corner starts to your right at a small trailhead and quickly jumps back into the slickrock and singletrack you've become accustomed to higher on the route.

Little Canyon singletrack is great with ledges and slickrock to ride on. At the end of Little Canyon, you'll find Gold Bar Rim singletrack.

From here, the trail is wavy slickrock for the most part, just follow the painted stripes as a general guideline. The Gold Bar singletrack will dump you into the Gold Bar Rim Jeep trail.

Continue on the Gold Bar Rim Jeep trail following the white painted lines, until you reach Golden Spike. From here you'll follow the white painted lines on slick rock going down shelves and drops.

Golden Spike will lead you to the Blue Dot trail (unofficially named) along the rim overlooking HWY 191. This is a narly section with descent technicals. You'll end up on the Poison Spider connector trail to Portal.

The Portal trail can be deadly. Walk your bike where it tells you to. One false move and you are falling to your death! The end of this trail will put you on Potash Road where you left one vehicle to shuttle back to the beginning.

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If you want a longer and more challenging ride this is what I did on 4/27/18 (85 degrees F): Shuttle to the north end of 7-Up which will add about 10 miles of mild elevation gain before reaching the "official" Mag 7 start at Bull Run; take the Great Escape option; instead of the Portal Trail take Poison Spider down and then ride the road to Moab. This option was a total of 45 miles. Be aware, there is a lot of sand on Poison Spider. If you're tired after the Blue Dot Trail, then take the Portal Trail as it will be a lot faster than Poison Spider. Highly recommended route except for Poison Spider. Apr 30, 2018
Upper singletrack section fun, next time would start with Getaway to Bull Run from the upper parking area to avoid just riding the road. Not a big fan of the 4x4 roads once you hit Gold Bar Rim Road and Golden Spike, some cool slickrock and fun drops but lots of jeep/atv/dirtbike traffic that is way different from the character of the other portions of the trail. Plus it adds some extra climbing. Once you hit the summit on Gold Bar Rim Road would take Gold Bar Rim singletrack and skip the Golden Spike jeep road. The route description seems to recommend this but the interactive app map still shows taking Golden Spike, which is less pleasant than the rim trail. Portal is a fun finish, didn't think it was as scary as billed. May 7, 2018
A better way to do this is stay on Gold Bar Rim Trail, do not go on Golden Spike Jeep trail it sucks. The GPS file will lead you onto Golden Spike for way too many miles. 3 days ago

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