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An enjoyable loop trail in the Horse Thief East trail system.


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2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Singletrack

5,723' 1,744 m

High

5,529' 1,685 m

Low

239' 73 m

Up

242' 74 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

The Whirlwind Loop is a fun 2 mile loop best done clockwise from where it starts at the Mustang Loop. This downhill route runs along the contours of a canyon traversing quickly between rock ledges, drops and hairpin corners. At the bottom, a left turn will take you .2 mile to the 7-Up trail and a right will lead up a fun climb back to an intersection of the Wildcat and Mustang Loop trails.

The trails in this system reflect the rugged and challenging terrain they are built within. Tight corners, constant grade changes, and numerous jumps, bumps and small drops keep riders on their toes. Surfaces vary from hard pack to slickrock to a bit of sand as the trails wind their way through pinion pines and rock canyons, all the while delivering unparalleled views of the majestic Moab area.

Contacts

Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

Shared By:

Daniel Christianson with improvements by Tom Dancs

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  4.6 from 25 votes

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#66

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Whirlwind West - Horsethief - Moab - Utah
Jun 5, 2024 near Moab, UT
The terrain near the intersection of Mustang and Whirlwind Loops.
Jun 18, 2016 near Moab, UT
Scenery along the 7-Up trail.
Feb 15, 2014 near Moab, UT
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