ElevationAscent: 1,294' 394 m
Descent: -3,331' -1,015 m
High: 6,026' 1,837 m
Low: 3,979' 1,213 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 61% (31°)
Popular rides nearby
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Jug Handle Loop
37.5 mi 60.4 km • Loop • 3,247 ft Ascent 989.62 m Ascent
Bar M Loops
10.8 mi 17.5 km • Loop • 782 ft Ascent 238.35 m Ascent
Poison Spider Loop Route
17.7 mi 28.5 km • Loop • 1,975 ft Ascent 602.11 m Ascent
9.0 mi 14.5 km • Loop • 1,216 ft Ascent 370.51 m Ascent
Amasa Back / Cliffhanger
9.1 mi 14.6 km • Loop • 1,413 ft Ascent 430.64 m Ascent
“Long distance, ledgy, fast and fun; a premiere ride in Moab.”— Leslie Kehmeier
Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed
Mag 7 is named for the 7 trails it links together into one spectacular traverse: Getaway, 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 with the epic technical and exposed Portal decent at the end
Need to Know
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.
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 end on top of the ridge where the Gold Bar Rim trail and Golden Spike Jeep Road split.
Continue on the Gold Bar Rim trail following the white painted lines near the ridge and cliff overlooking the valley and HWY 191, this parts becomes much more ledgy and technical. From here you'll follow the white painted lines on slick rock going down shelves and drops, or the Blue Dot trail (unofficially named) along the rim overlooking HWY 191 as the advanced lines, This is a narly section with descent technicals. You can also drop down and ride the Golden Spike Jeep Road if you want an easier and less technical ride, but it does have more elevation change and longer milage.
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! This is also a very steep and technical decent most of the way to the end. The end of this trail will put you on Potash Road where you left one vehicle to shuttle back to the beginning.
Local Club: Moab Trails Alliance
Apr 13, 2012: Thanks!
Apr 13, 2012: Maps are a success!
Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office