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Big Mesa

 34 votes

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

339' 103 m

Ascent

-250' -76 m

Descent

5,396' 1,645 m

High

5,243' 1,598 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

All Clear

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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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Nov 23, 2017
Craig Champlin
Nov 6, 2017
Lindsey Stuart
Oct 3, 2017
Damon Roth
Oct 3, 2017
David Darling
Ramblin>Big Mesa>Big Lonely out n back 18.3mi
Jun 20, 2017
Adam Post
8mi — 1h 30m
May 28, 2017
David Edwards
3.3mi
May 26, 2017
ColeG3 Gardner
5.8mi
Apr 29, 2017
Casey Jenen

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  4.5 from 34 votes

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in Navajo Rocks

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in Navajo Rocks

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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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