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Pipe Dream

 3.9 (115)

An ideal trail providing technical challenge traversing the base of the Moab Rim.

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4,663' 1,421 m


4,083' 1,245 m


399' 122 m


907' 276 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (9°)

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E-Bikes Not Allowed

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The Pipe Dream Trail is advanced, with narrow, technically difficult grades. Can you complete the No Dab challenge?

A long time dream of Moab locals is a reality with this trail system right on the south edge of Moab. Test your skills on Moabs most accessible singletrack. No need to drive, just head out on your bike!

This is a great evening ride. Start the trail right as the sun dips below the rim and you'll have plenty of daylight to finish your ride. The trail flows best from south to north.

In point of fact, this engineered trail doesn't flow at all in the other direction and is crippling, sluggish, and painful. If you are going north to south, you are far better off riding the power line, or even Highway-191.

But from south to north, start with the La Sals at your back as the trail climbs and descends along the south side of the Moab rim. You'll climb and descend plenty of tight, technical switchbacks and rock gardens. The slower you go, the worse it gets!

Trail can be accessed from 3 Trailheads:
-Aspen Ave. off of Kane Creek Blvd. right in town, minimal parking
-Jackson Street across highway 191 from 400E on South end of town, no parking.
-Hidden Valley Trailhead at Angel Rock Road. (mile marker 122) has the most parking. Hidden Valley is a popular hiking trail.

Much of this trail borders private land, please respect land owners wishes.

Please clean up after your dogs.


Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

Shared By:

Alex Tiberi with improvements by Carter Pape and 2 others

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  3.9 from 115 votes


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  3.9 from 115 votes
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Eking out the last drops of daylight with Kyle Mears on Pipe Dream. Given its proximity to town, this trail is the perfect sunset rip.
Dec 16, 2016 near Moab, UT
Skirting a boulder
Nov 21, 2020 near Moab, UT
Working through some big boulders on the the pipe Dream trail.
May 18, 2015 near Moab, UT
Get low!
May 22, 2013 near Moab, UT
Climbing away from Moab
Nov 21, 2020 near Moab, UT
Digging it in riding north-south
Nov 21, 2020 near Moab, UT


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Apr 17, 2021
Ben Warburton
So The description is not quite right. You cannot take the powerline trail back all the way. You'll be stopped. There's private property and fences… 10mi
Apr 16, 2021
Ben Warburton
holy crap. where are people's actual reviews of this trail on here besides what someone has written up about the trail. why can we not see this stu… 4mi
Feb 24, 2021
Chanse Beinke
Oct 22, 2020
Natalie Squillante
Jun 9, 2020
Tim Young
Repetitive, signs a bit confusing, some sections need maintenance. 6.7mi — 1h 16m
May 8, 2020
jon J
This is a tough trail, it's littered with microwave sized rocks. I would only recommend this ride if you're up for a challenge, and not an easy 5 mil 4.5mi — 1h 30m
Nov 16, 2019
Greg Evans
Oct 18, 2019
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