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New trails renew excitement for mountain biking in Moab
Biking » Single-track trails and location make cycling easier for beginners and experts.

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Such groupings allow riders of all ages and abilities to travel to the site together and ride for hours.

All trails are clearly marked, and detailed maps are available at local bike shops.

At a glance

Riding new trails

The Moab area has many new mountain-biking trails that are clearly marked and good for all skill levels. Detailed maps are available at local bicycle shops.

Mag 7 » A single-track, nonmotorized option that offers bikers plenty of trail options without the dust and exhaust you get on the Gemini Bridges trail. Bull Run is a fun, intermediate 5.1-mile ride that links to the Great Escape, another flowing, fun ride.

Suggested ride » Take Bull Run down to Great Escape, connect to Little Canyon and climb it, hit Arth’s Corner for an easy loop; then take Great Escape down and link up to the usual Gemini Bridges exit. If you left a car at the Moab Brand trails, have lunch then rock some of those trails.

Moab Brand Trails » These flowing trails were built by someone who knows mountain biking— just when you wonder where the line is, it appears in front of you, swooping up and over slickrock, through ravines and skirting cliff borders. These trails, about 30 miles’ worth, have something for everyone.

Suggested ride » Inexperienced bikers can play on the Bar M loop and Rusty Spur, while more advanced riders can test their mettle on Deadman’s Ridge, Long Branch and the recently opened North 40.

Klondike Bluff Trails » The long-established Klondike Bluff Trail is still the pre-eminent trail in this area, but now there are 33 additional miles including the just-opened UFO Trail. Singletrack options now exist that can allow riders to link the Baby Steps trail to new ones such as Mega Steps and EKG. Like the Moab Brand trails, there is plenty of variety to satisfy everyone.

Suggested ride » The Dino Flow trail is a super-fast, flowing friendly trail, while EKG will live up to its name and give even the most experienced riders a few pumps of the heart rate with its techy slickrock sections.

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