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Intermediate
 4.2 (64)

The main loop trail for the Horsethief West trail system.


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Map Key

9.0

Miles

14.4

KM

Singletrack

5,886' 1,794 m

High

5,603' 1,708 m

Low

533' 163 m

Up

561' 171 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

Ride clockwise only. One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Description

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.

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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  4.2 from 64 votes

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Some good clean fun
Nov 29, 2019 near Moab, UT
Rising to a challenge
Nov 29, 2019 near Moab, UT
Skirting a small canyon
Nov 29, 2019 near Moab, UT
Inhaling the scenery
Nov 29, 2019 near Moab, UT
Enjoying an evening spin while packing in the new trail.
May 16, 2017 near Moab, UT
Grouping up
Nov 29, 2019 near Moab, UT

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Apr 8, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Mar 17, 2021
Chanse Beinke
Dec 25, 2020
Chanse Beinke
Nov 18, 2020
Steve Baker
First Ride. 9.6mi — 1h 26m
Oct 30, 2020
Karl Johnson
9mi
Oct 12, 2020
Kayleen Castelli
Clean
Oct 12, 2020
Allie Dyer Bluemel
Sep 11, 2020
Russ Gowan
Dry, well cared for and still dusty, even after the recent rain. Excellent intermediate trail. Good for skills training. Fun with slick rock, exp… 9mi — 1h 55m