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Big Mesa

Intermediate
 4.6 (77)

This is a great 3-mile trail in the Navajo Rocks biking area.


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.4

KM

Singletrack

5,395' 1,644 m

High

5,244' 1,599 m

Low

200' 61 m

Up

303' 92 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

Stay on the trail and be aware of preserving biological soil crust! One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

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

Shared By:

Scotty "Chaco" Vinas with improvements by Conor Intemann and 2 others

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 77 votes

#2

in Navajo Rocks

#28

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  4.6 from 77 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Navajo Rocks

#8

in Utah

#28

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Photos

Not in Kansas anymore.
Oct 12, 2016 near Moab, UT
Heading westward over the white-colored slickrock on Big Mesa...
Mar 4, 2018 near Moab, UT
Moab riding has epic scenery around every corner.
Oct 12, 2016 near Moab, UT
Heading west on Big Mesa...
Mar 4, 2018 near Moab, UT
Slickrock riding next to Big Mesa.
May 3, 2017 near Moab, UT
Susan ripping the fatty in Utah
Sep 20, 2016 near Moab, UT

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Apr 22, 2021
Michaela Thormod
loop middle earth to big mesa
Mar 19, 2021
Hung Hau
Dec 26, 2020
Brian Sturdevant
North facing slopes had some snow, towards the west of trail, as did big lonely. 10.9mi
Nov 24, 2020
David Schmid
Nov 23, 2020
Thomas Checkley
Nov 7, 2020
Timothy Howard
2nd and final trail of the day. Exhausted and need to recover, as well as train more in order to do this more successfully next time I'm in Moab — 1h 24m
Oct 31, 2020
Stephanie Striefel
sundown, beautiful light; only walked a couple times; so swoopy and awesome!
Oct 22, 2020
Sue U.
One of my favs.