ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -142' -43 m
High: 5,195' 1,583 m
Low: 5,052' 1,540 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
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“A rather uninspiring ride across a sometimes sandy and hot mesa to an abrupt edge where slack-liners set their lines.”— F Felix
With management policy changing dramatically since 2017, it's unclear if bikes are allowed on the slickrock walking route beyond the parking area to the edge. Contact the BLM for current info.
If you want a chance at seeing high-lining, but you prefer a shorter detour, continue along Mineral Road (Horsethief Trail) until a wash where the road reaches its closest approach to a side canyon. Turn right, stash the bikes, and walk down the sandy wash to the edge.
Eventually, you'll reach a stubby side canyon wrinkle off of Mineral Canyon, with two short arms. The views are fantastic, but they'll be even more amazing if you happen to be here when slackliners have set up and are tip-toeing across the chasm on their spider threads. Sometimes they set up an utterly psychotic swing, too.
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Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office