2.3 miles
Distance
408 ft
Climb
-451 ft
Descent
00:39:00
Avg time

Above Abyss Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #54182 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #8095 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
  • Land Owner
    BLM

An additional option on the famous Slickrock Loop that takes you on vast sandstone sections.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Above Abyss mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -43 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,423 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,654 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,561 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,518 ft
  • Grade
    -0.35%
  • Grade max
    -30.688%
  • Grade min
    20.962%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    731 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:51:21
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Status:
on Nov 4, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4 (7 votes)
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      Above Abyss Trail Reports

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      Nov 4, 2022 @ 2:23pm
      Nov 4, 2022
      Trail markings are very hard to follow. They are too small and look too much like the natural white marks on the rocks. I got lost frequently and...
      Oct 9, 2022 @ 7:54am
      Oct 9, 2022
      Great trail and I followed it the way Trailforks recommended, it’s not as hard as SlickRock but close, and a shorter version. The whole...
      Mar 28, 2022 @ 10:20am
      Mar 28, 2022
      Nov 11, 2021 @ 11:20am
      Nov 11, 2021
      Feb 23, 2021 @ 12:43am
      Feb 23, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 33 rides
      • 56 miles avg distance
      All
      • 182 rides
      • Last: Dec 27, 2022

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      jackiw SAR (Apr 11, 2022 at 6:31)
      Did this anticlockwise after riding Slickrock clockwise the previous day…. We rode on electric full suspension bikes. Need to keep eyes open for the route, but was less ridden, enjoyable views, the Abyss viewpoint is amazing!
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      • + 1
      bkxc (Mar 28, 2022 at 16:47)
      We hopped onto this trail after starting the normal Slickrock trail clockwise. Really HARD to find entrance when you're cooking down the slabs. The little viewpoint thing is really neat. Starts with a giant climb going clockwise. The rock over here seems more rough than Slickrock. I believe Slickrock trail is a black diamond for steepness and difficulty on climbs and descents, and this was just as nasty as Slickrock. I would be curious to do this trail counterclockwise and then finish Slickrock counterclockwise as well.
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      HaBwjk (Mar 6, 2021 at 19:49)
      This is NOT easier than slick rock. After riding out on the practice loop and to the intersection of above the abyss my partner and I decided to take an “easier” blue back instead of the 5 mile black on slick rock. We were off our bikes and hiking probably 75% of the trail. Versus maybe 20% on slick rock. Just stick to slick rock and skip this.
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      • + 1
      erikober (Oct 30, 2020 at 16:27)
      The entrances of this trail are not marked, but if you look around the ground following the map you should see it pretty quickly. Its only marked with small white paint dots, which are hard to follow at times. Not much easier than slickrock, just fewer long punchy steep climbs.
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