26.8 miles
Distance
1,269 ft
Climb
-7,746 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Please respect trail closures and check in with the local shuttle companies to find out where they can drop you off given the conditions. You can easily damage the trails when they are wet or snow covered.

The Whole Enchilada A truly iconic Moab ride. From tight alpine switchbacks to steep sandstone rollers and redrock tech, this trail has it all. With nearly 8000 feet of descending over 26 miles, dropping through numerous biotic zones, this is known to be one of the most memorable rides you’ll experience.
There are numerous ways to ride The Whole Enchilada depending on the season, trail conditions, and ability levels. Before you venture out, plan ahead, come prepared, and be ready to reassess your day. Shuttle companies will drop you as high as they can given the season. The snow lingers in the mountains well into the summer making the upper reaches of the trail impassable. The window to ride the WHOLE Whole Enchilada is fairly narrow so check with local shuttle companies or shops regarding the starting point for your ride.
As of 2023 an alternate singletrack end to The Whole Enchilada, the Raptor Route, has been built for riders looking to ride something other than the highly technical and demanding Porcupine Rim trail. The Raptor Route is mostly moderate in difficulty containing sections of fast flowy singletrack as well as some technical challenges. It has become a popular ending to the Whole Enchilada when riders are running low on food, water, time or energy. Be judicious as you end UPS and then as you end LPS as these are the last opportunities to exit the Whole Enchilada before Porcupine Rim. Porcupine rim is the most remote, hottest, and arguably the most technically challenging portion of the trail. If you and your bike are up for it, hold on and enjoy! If you or anyone in your group is already low on water, energy or supplies, consider taking an alternate exit. There have been more than 150 Search and Rescues on Porcupine Rim alone in the past decade! Please don’t contribute to that statistic.
While the Whole Enchilada has many access points, it still is a committing backcountry ride. Come prepared! Plan on being out for 4+ hours, and know that it’s not uncommon for riders to take more than 7 hours to complete the ride. This trail is incredibly demanding on both bike and body, make sure both are in good shape before you start! Mountain weather can be unpredictable and the heat of the desert can be brutal. If riding from Burro Pass you can get hailed on in the morning and descend down into 100 degrees in the same day. Bring at least one spare tube (even if running tubeless), repair kit, at least 3 liters of water, spare derailleur hanger, plenty of high energy snacks, and sufficient clothing.
If you’re up for the challenge, the Whole Enchilada is one the most exciting, beautiful, and rewarding rides you’ll ever do!

Detailed Description
The Whole Enchilada - Moab, Utah is a highly rated 27 mile popular expert route located near Moab Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 1,269 ft with a max elevation of 11,166 ft then descends -7,746 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
  • Ridelogs
    6
More Stats for The Whole Enchilada - Moab, Utah mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 32 min
  • Altitude change
    -6,478 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,051 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,532 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,055 ft
  • Grade
    -4.6%
  • Grade max
    -63.3%
  • Grade min
    55.9%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    21 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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