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Big Mesa

 43 votes

Length

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

339' 103 m

Ascent

-250' -76 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

5,396' 1,645 m

High

5,243' 1,598 m

Low

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All Clear 7 days ago
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This is a great 3-mile trail in the Navajo Rocks biking area.

Scotty "Chaco" Vinas

Overview

Stay on the trail and be aware of preserving biological soil crust!
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Big Mesa trail is the jewel of the Nile of this ride. Take your time, stop to take pictures, go slower, and LOOK UP! Enjoy the scenery of this incredible ride. Sure, the trail is awesome and real buttery, but take your time and enjoy this one.

The old rebar bridge has been replaced with a wide, easy wooden one.

Contacts

Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

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Check-Ins

Apr 15, 2018
Mikel Hale
Apr 14, 2018
Jerry Opperman
Apr 10, 2018
Lisa Martinez
Apr 2, 2018
Jay Holsten
A breathtaking ride in the high desert.
Mar 27, 2018
Holly Godsey
Yesterday, Big Chief was my favorite all-time ride. Today, Big Mesa is my favorite! There is so much amazing riding out here!
Nov 23, 2017
Craig Champlin
Nov 6, 2017
Lindsey Stuart
Oct 3, 2017
Damon Roth

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  4.5 from 43 votes

#2

in Navajo Rocks

#36

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  4.5 from 43 votes
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#2

in Navajo Rocks

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in Utah

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Daniel Christianson   Moab, UT
Stopped to talk with a rider here this morning, between heavy breaths and in a thick Puerto Rican accent he tells me- "Mountain biking here is like, it's like a work of art, and you're riding through the middle of it!" Yes Amigo, it certainly is. Jul 4, 2016
This section of the Navajo Rocks trail system is absolutely stunning, on par with the best scenery and riding Moab has to offer. Due to the solid bedrock geology, there's not much engineering to be done; so this section is more natural than much of the rest of the area trails, which are heavily parked out. Too bad it's so short. Nov 30, 2016

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