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Big Lonely

 24 votes

Length

3.2 Miles 5.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

303' 92 m

Ascent

-69' -21 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

5,608' 1,709 m

High

5,363' 1,635 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 19 days ago
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This trail features some fun, flowing, climbs with some slickrock highlights.

Daniel Christianson

Overview

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.

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Check-Ins

Apr 15, 2018
Mikel Hale
Apr 10, 2018
Lisa Martinez
Apr 2, 2018
Jay Holsten
Apr 2, 2018
Reet Singh
Windy, 23 mph 3.2mi
Oct 3, 2017
Damon Roth
Oct 3, 2017
David Darling
Ramblin> Big Mesa> Big Lonely out n back 18.3mi
Apr 29, 2017
Casey Jenen
Apr 6, 2017
Gregg Andrick

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 24 votes

#3

in Navajo Rocks

#722

Overall
  3.9 from 24 votes
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#3

in Navajo Rocks

#57

in Utah

#722

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Colorado Mtb
Steamboat Springs, CO
Colorado Mtb   Steamboat Springs, CO
I liked staying at the BLM campground at the bottom of Big Lonely. I looped this section multiple times, and really like riding this one down. It is fast, flowy, and the views are amazing! Feb 27, 2018

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