4 miles
Distance
292 ft
Climb
-228 ft
Descent
00:48:09
Avg time
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Big Chief Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dead Horse Point
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #2343 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Utah State Parks

Barely intermediate, mostly easy riding, especially after you break off of the rim and make a 180 up to the mesa it really smooths out. Some fast fun sections give this trail some great flow.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.

There are 2 or 3 semi off-camber spots that are questionable. Take a support rider the first time. Best counter-clockwise.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Big Chief mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    64 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,921 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,022 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,941 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,004 ft
  • Grade
    0.335%
  • Grade max
    -19.778%
  • Grade min
    39.478%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    4,841 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:46:33
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Status:
on Jan 5, 2021
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.25 (27 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Max Vehicle Width
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Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Big Chief Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 272 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,242 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Nov 8, 2020 @ 7:51am
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      Nov 8, 2020 @ 7:50am
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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • - 2
      jnambrose (May 8, 2018 at 16:09)
       E -Mtbs are allowed in all Utah State Parks.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      sunderland56 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (May 8, 2018 at 17:00)
       Not all of Big Chief trail is inside the State Park.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      bensgig Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Apr 29, 2019 at 7:29)
       A little more tech but still easy and family friendly. Lots more people on this side.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      singingcierra (Nov 8, 2020 at 7:49)
       The route done backwards is easier as far as climbing goes. Has lots of fun low-intermediate technical sections. Beautiful views, nice flow.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      KathleenrUf5N5 (Nov 17, 2020 at 11:40)
       Sadly Traiforks data is incorrect for this trail and all mountain bike trails in Dead Horse State Park, dogs are NOT allowed. We were very sad to have to leave our dog in the car (fortunately in cool weather) after encountering a ranger towards the beginning of the trail. The park website confirms dogs are only allowed on the hiking trails.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      andy-legrunge (Nov 17, 2020 at 11:41)
       Trailforks is a crowd-sourced database, please submit an edit if you find information that is not correct.
      [Reply]

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      UNP MUSIC - Big Chief - Adaptive MTB - Place
      2:22 | 11 | Dec 29, 2020 , Moab
      Dead Horse Point, Moab (Utah)
      5:17 | 14 | Dec 27, 2020 , Moab
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