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Falcon Flow

Intermediate
 4.5 (48)

A beautiful trail that melds flow with the rough Moab landscape for a delightful ride.


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5.5

Miles

8.8

KM

Singletrack

5,865' 1,788 m

High

5,101' 1,555 m

Low

247' 75 m

Up

1,003' 306 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Views

This trail is within Sand Flats Recreation Area and does require an entrance fee.

Need to Know

• Parking is 800 ft from the start at the Porcupine Rim trailhead.
• This is a bi-directional trail and uphill riders have right-away.
• Much of the dirt around Falcon Flow is made of Biological Soil Crust which is very delicate. Be careful when dismounting or stopping to stay on the trail or carefully step onto rocks to protect this sensitive ecosystem.

Shuttle service provided by Hazard County Shuttle: 435-210-8082 (www.hazardcountyshuttle.com)

Description

In a landscape where riders often have to work to find the flow of a trail, Falcon Flow is there to help with smooth berms and turns on the top-half. The bottom-half keeps true to the area's flavor of trail, albeit with a continued nod to speed and flow.

Most riders make a loop out of this trail by climbing 2.8 miles East up Sand Flats Road to the top of the trail and then return west to the parking area at the bottom. You could also ride it as an out-and-back or as an alternate option off of LPS. Simply turn left on Porcupine Rim (instead of right) and head down for 2.5 miles to the Porcupine Rim trailhead. Follow signs to Falcon Flow from there. The great news is it's a fun ride no matter how you decide to approach it!

From the top, a very brief and mild ascent ushers riders to nearly two-miles of fast and flowy descending (the kind of flow you'd find in other states, but just drawn across a beautiful desert landscape here). Like any good Moab trail there are some fun optional features along the way and some cool mandatory ones too. Where riders encounter climbs they are generally short and not overly punchy so this is one of the less fatiguing options around. This new-school trail is a home run for the visitors and locals alike!

Contacts

Shared By:

ed balduf with improvements by Eric Ashley and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 48 votes

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#104

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You'll find some great views at the top of Falcon Flow.
Nov 10, 2020 near Moab, UT
Like any good Moab trail, Falcon Flow has many optional features like this rock berm.
Nov 10, 2020 near Moab, UT
Flowly trail and awesome views are a perfect recipe.
Nov 10, 2020 near Moab, UT
Ashley rolls down one of the steeper sections of Falcon Flow.
Nov 10, 2020 near Moab, UT
A little bit of climbing can't take away from the views.
Nov 10, 2020 near Moab, UT
Nothing but smiles for this fun trail!
Nov 10, 2020 near Moab, UT

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Oct 13, 2021
Henry Dentry
8mi — 2h 47m
Oct 8, 2021
Rusty Ware
Sep 28, 2021
Holly Godsey
Beautiful trail!
Aug 24, 2021
Erik Showen
Awesome trail nice mix of flows Parked at juniper camp ground — 1h 24m
Aug 8, 2021
Matthew Riley
Jun 4, 2021
Ryan Fisher
May 27, 2021
Matthew Yang
May 27, 2021
Howard Wu
A great rides — 2h 30m