16 miles
Distance
1,366 ft
Climb
-2,819 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

The Mag 5 ride is an awesome shuttle. The terrain is fairly intermediate and not super steep either. Expect a long ride that is almost all slightly downhill with the exception near the end of the ride of a short, challenging pedal through a sandy wash and a relatively long climb (4km or so) out on the Gemini Bridges jeep road at the end of the ride to get out to Highway 191.

The typical route has riders descending down into the sandy gulch at the bottom of of the Little Canyon (Mag 5) trail and then climbing out via the Gold Bar Rim and Gemini Bridges jeep roads back to the parking area on the 191 Highway. From here you can either drive (if you left a retrieval car) or ride back into town on the road or bike trail (mostly downhill and flat back into town).


Key trails are: Getaway Start --> Bull Run --> Great Escape --> Little Bridges --> Gold Bar Rim jeep road (Through the challenging sandy wash) --> this final bit is a 7.5 km pedal (about 4km of which is climbing) out on Gemini Bridges Jeep road back down to Highway 191.

Mag 7 ride has you ride down Portal or Poison Spider.

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flag Marksmichaels (Mar 14, 2018 at 7:25)
 Another option, if you don't want to shuttle:

Mag 4: Park on GBR, at start of Arth's Corner, ride Arth's, Little Cyn, Goldbar, and Gold Bar Jeep Rd to the Rim. Return via same, or take Great Escape instead of Arth's and LC. About 16 miles.

Mag 5: Adding on Bull Run to the above, which also adds on a climb up Getaway on the beginning or end, unless you shuttle. If that's not enough, ride along the rim and back on Golden Spike and Blue Dot. Most people head for the Portal, but descending Goldbar and the GB Jeep route is fun, too, and eliminates the 90 minutes of driving for the shuttling.
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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    10
More Stats for Mag 5 - Moab, Utah - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,453 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,561 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,031 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,578 ft
  • Grade
    -1.674%
  • Grade max
    -60.662%
  • Grade min
    67.118%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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