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Big Lonely

Intermediate
 4.0 (43)

This trail features some fun, flowing, climbs with some slickrock highlights.


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Map Key

3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

Singletrack

5,607' 1,709 m

High

5,365' 1,635 m

Low

54' 16 m

Up

289' 88 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Description

When used in conjunction with connecting trails, the Big Lonely becomes a section of the greater Navajo Rocks Chaco Loop, an alternate route to the 7-Up Trail or part of the route joining the Navajo Rocks to Horsethief areas via the Chisholm Trail.

The trail itself is a short, intermediate skill level ride. Starting at its junction with the Big Mesa Trail, the trail quickly climbs up into the pinions mixed with slickrock patches. A huge expanse of slickrock on the north-facing slope is a fun distraction from the climb, just be mindful of the edge.

The trail across the slickrock here isn't always slick - it's rather rough and somewhat of a challenge in places. Once on top, the trail becomes a spinning but fast ride to and across UT313 and another half mile until it ends at the Coney Island Trail.

Contacts

Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

Shared By:

Daniel Christianson with improvements by Kristen Arendt and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 43 votes

#4

in Navajo Rocks

#275

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#4

in Navajo Rocks

#46

in Utah

#275

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The La Sals look great from the Big Lonely trail.
Nov 9, 2015 near Moab, UT
Traversing the Big Lonely trail.
Jun 8, 2017 near Moab, UT
Big Lonely, Navajo Rocks, Moab, UT
Oct 18, 2018 near Moab, UT
At the intersection of Big Lonely and Coney Island, this part of CI was originally a jeep rd but soon turns to singletrack.
Jul 12, 2016 near Moab, UT
Nice large slickrock area on the climb up and over the hill.
Jul 12, 2016 near Moab, UT
Riding Navajo
Mar 24, 2019 near Moab, UT

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