The Ribbon

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3.0 Miles 4.9 Kilometers


31' 9 m


-1,429' -436 m


6,646' 2,026 m


5,229' 1,594 m



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Max Grade (14°)

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Unique slab rock riding. Fast as your bike will take you.

Matt Thoele


A 1500 ft descent down sandy washes and long sections of flat slabs of rock. Make sure your brakes are in good working order before you ride this trail. Follow the trail signs carefully, don't wander off, or you could cliff out over 10-30ft drops.

Right from the top you'll descend a long, enormous slab or rock. From there, you make a series of short, tricky connections to the next slab of rock. These transitions can be difficult and dangerous, but they're short and can be walked.

This is one of the most unique slickrock trails east of Moab.

This is best done as a descent. Park at any of the lower parking spots and take Little Park road around and up to the top. The road goes by pretty fast.


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Looks like a great ride!! Apr 26, 2015

This trail is insane! sooo much fun, but watch your brakes, I rode like I normally do and started to smell my brakes they were so hot, I had to stop and let them cool. Mar 29, 2016

The Ribbon trail is pretty awesome. You'll ride on little park road for 30-45 minutes from the upper parking lot by gunny trail. It's best to do this trail with someone who knows where theyre going as you could easily get lost and or fall off a cliff. Also make sure the weather is cooperative as you will be completely exposed on the top slab. Definitely have good brakes for this as well as you will be on them the whole time. Finding where this trail goes is actually quite difficult, there are some sections where the trail goes where you would least expect. Some wood and cairns help guide you down the valley. When you start from the Ribbon TH you will go down a bit and see a large sandstone formation on your right. You will want to ride to the top of this to start the slickrock. Follow the white streak on the slickrock! May 7, 2016

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