1.2 miles
286 ft
-210 ft
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This trail makes a good introduction to the type of terrain you'll find on the main loop, but at a more moderate level for those who want to ease into it. Still, it presents some significant obstacles and should not be taken lightly. True beginners probably won't enjoy a ride here.

Just a quarter mile into the main Slickrock Trail, fork right at the painted junction to start the Practice Loop. Follow the white dashes along a series of sandstone domes, followed by a quick descent toward the Echo Canyon viewpoint. It's worth getting off your bike and hiking to the edge of the cliffs for a closer look at this box canyon.

Continue along the dashed line as it winds up and over more low fins and across sandy washes back towards the main trail, with a number of short but steep climbs and drops. You'll rejoin the Slickrock Trail around the 3/4 mile mark. If you're up for 10 more miles of slickrock, turn right for the full loop. If not, turn left for a quick return to the trailhead.

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More Stats for Slickrock (practice) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    76 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,549 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,672 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,572 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,648 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    3,601 ft
  • Distance down
    2,217 ft
  • Distance flat
    705 ft
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on Aug 17, 2016
Avg: 3.9 (12 votes)

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