7.4 miles
Distance
1,684 ft
Climb
-1,494 ft
Descent
00:47:14
Avg time

Sarlacc Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May 1 - Dec 1
  • Global Ranking
    #756
  • Land Manager
    BLM

In early November, the Grand Valley Trails Alliance worked with the Bookcliff Rattlers, Motorcycle Trail Riders Association, the Grand Junction Field Office of the BLM and COPMOBA on the latest motorized singletrack trail in the Grand Valley. This eight mile trail rolls across the top of the Bookcliffs through majestic cedar trees, over ridges and along unforgettable overlooks.

With funding from the State OHV Grant Committee, the BLM has laid out this 30” singletrack trail as an important segment of a 65 mile loop that includes some classic desert riding in the North Fruita Desert. Starting with a climb up a two track road off Coal Gulch Road, Sarlacc is an intermediate trail that will keep most riders (moto) in second or third gear, nimbly rolling through the twists and features of the latest purpose-built motorized singletrack trail in the Grand Valley.

Sarlacc is a full bench cut trail, 30″ in width with some tight corners, rock moves, and a generally twisty, rolling nature. For dirt bikers, they will find it a trail they cruise along in 2nd gear with some spots they can kick it up to 3rd and many spots where they will need to drop into 1st to negotiate a technical section. Mountain bikers will find some stinger climbs and some fun descents, but overall, the trail rolls very comfortably and will allow faster riders to really enjoy the turns and rolls.

Access Info

The Sarlacc is accessed off of Coal Gulch Road and can be enjoyed from West to East or from East to West. The Western end of the Sarlacc Trail involves a steep, doubletrack road that will be a 30-45 minute climb for fit mountain bikers, a fun climb on a moto and a significant hike. The Eastern start of the trail begins several miles further up the road.

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More Stats for Sarlacc mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    190 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.2 miles
  • Grade
    0.485%
  • Grade max
    -113.376%
  • Grade min
    104.622%
  • Distance climb
    3.5 miles
  • Distance down
    3.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,957 ft
  • Avg time
    00:47:14
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on Jan 20, 2015
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Sarlacc Trail Reports

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Jan 20, 2015 @ 10:08am
Jan 20, 2015
Sarlacc Trail is closed seasonally from Dec 1 to May 1
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