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blueBlack The Ribbon

Trail

3.0 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 18' 6 m
Descent: -1,414' -431 m
High: 6,642' 2,025 m
Low: 5,233' 1,595 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Matt Thoele

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

Matt Thoele

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Description

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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Jun 23, 2019
R Robinson
Jun 8, 2019
Connor Parish
A truly incredible experience, and a technical one at that! The slab riding is pristine and insanely fast, but the singletrack is quite sandy. 3mi — 0h 56m
May 20, 2019
Patrick Burns
Spectacular, but honestly a bit of a novelty. Two terrifying rolls with bad run outs. Tricky logistics getting to the top.
May 16, 2019
Tomas Kazokas
May 4, 2019
Arius Arius
Long climb up road, but not too bad. The Ribbon downhill has the best scenery in the area and has really unique riding as well. A new favorite.
Apr 28, 2019
Katie Purdy
Apr 14, 2019
Tom Dancs
Nov 21, 2018
Brandon Vicenti
3mi

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  4.3 from 59 votes

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