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Sand Flats Road

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 3.5 (2)

A dirt road that can be driven or pedaled to access some of Moab's Classics. Also the final Segment of Kokopelli Trail.


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Map Key

16.0

Miles

25.8

KM

Doubletrack

7,790' 2,375 m

High

4,177' 1,273 m

Low

3,701' 1,128 m

Up

87' 27 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

The Sand Flats Recreation Area is a fee area. If you pedal in on a bike, the fee is $2. Cars are $5. More info and up-to-date entrance and camping fees here.

Description

Sand Flats Rd. is not something you'll seek out to ride but it's a useful link-up or bail-out for classics such as Slickrock, Dave's Trail, Porcupine Rim, UPS, LPS, and, of course, The Whole Enchilada. Additionally, this is the final 16 miles of the Fruita-Moab Kokopelli Trail.

The first ~two-three miles from town are paved (and steep!) but it's all dirt after that. There is a lot of paid camping along this road and thus, if you're camping here, you'll likely pedal this road at the beginning or end of some rides.

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Brian Smith

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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Photos

A fun video from Seth's Bike Hacks giving an overview of the iconic Slickrock Trail.
Oct 10, 2016 near Moab, UT
Awesome Triops from a Slickrock Trail pothole. These guys are one really good reason why you must stay on the trail and out of the dirt and water!
Nov 30, 2016 near Moab, UT
Riding back to town on Sand Flats Road.
Nov 10, 2020 near Moab, UT
A video showing the highlights of the Slickrock trail.
Oct 9, 2013 near Moab, UT
The one and only. With some technical sections, lots of bike handling skills tests and amazing views, Slickrock is always a fun ride!
Apr 21, 2013 near Moab, UT
Finishing the Kokpelli section of The Whole Enchilada.  Next up - UPS.
Apr 28, 2013 near Moab, UT

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Nov 29, 2020
Borislav Borojević
Entire loop procuoine rim
May 19, 2020
Andrew Kuiken
Falcon Flow. Miserable climb up, find another way or a ride. sand flats road sux 8.6mi
May 25, 2019
Don Childrey
rode up from town to first campground 4mi
Apr 20, 2018
Jason Lykins
4mi