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 10 votes


9.0 Miles 14.4 Kilometers



533' 163 m


-561' -171 m



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5,886' 1,794 m


5,603' 1,708 m



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The main loop trail for the Horsethief West trail system.

Daniel Christianson


Trail surface still soft - ride clockwise only until further notice.
Dogs: Leashed


This loop literally has a mix of everything. Slickrock to sand, forest to grassy fields and possibly even a water crossing or two during a heavy rain. Seldom flat and never in a straight line, the trail winds its way around a large basin west of UT 313. The route drops down several rock shelves and across a couple different drainages before a meandering climb back up the other side.

It’s hard not to stop and admire the amazing rock-work that went into the construction of this trail by the builders as you ride certain sections. The same can be said about the natural scenery in this area, the trail itself is technical enough to demand your fairly constant attention while riding.

Because of the constantly changing trail and overall length, this trail by itself will be a challenge for some. But by beginning and ending on the Chisholm Trail, this loop can be easily integrated with other trails in the area for a much longer ride for anyone wanting to do so.


Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

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Mar 15, 2018
Lauren Prince
It snowed! 10mi
Mar 11, 2018
Valerie Gilliam
Nov 23, 2017
neil jaquet
Rode 11.10.17. Great design and construction. Great fun. More fun than mustang loop nearby. WAtch our for soft sand shoulders. Wheel suck potential.
Nov 12, 2017
Lonnie Porter
fast fun and flowie . fun technical spots 9mi
Oct 30, 2017
r.e.jacobs Jacobs
Oct 9, 2017
David Darling
Crank session all out 10mi
Sep 26, 2017
David Darling
Rodeo to Chisholm and out n back on Chisholm 23.6mi
Sep 22, 2017
David Vallem

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Daniel Christianson   Moab, UT
This websites algorithms are working overtime- the word Slickrock in the description above may be misleading to some who have never been here. This trail is no where near the actual Slickrock Trail the link will take you too. May 25, 2017
Trail Mix designers keep dialing in the right way to make trails and this is a good example of their evolution. There is nothing that really is killer/black diamondish about the many challenge sections. Its just one challenge section after another with spaces of dirt single track in between. The best part is one way and not much traffic! Sep 16, 2017
David Darling
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David Darling   Aspen, CO
What a great job by Trail Mix in the layout and construction of this trail! I met some of the folks responsible for the trail work and they moved a lot of BIG rocks and did a fine job in creating what is an awesome trail.Taking the recommendation of the clockwise direction of travel (for trail packing) this trail runs fairly fast allowing for a constant crank session. Really fun trail. Oct 12, 2017

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