3 miles
Distance
495 ft
Climb
-593 ft
Descent
00:36:08
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Big Mesa Trail

Big Mesa Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Navajo Rocks
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #573 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Unique singletrack trail that hugs the bottom of a huge mesa. Has shade in the late afternoon

More Stats for Big Mesa bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -97 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,239 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,393 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,365 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,268 ft
  • Grade
    -0.56%
  • Grade max
    -69.08%
  • Grade min
    70.767%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    956 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:42
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Status:
on Nov 12, 2019
Very Dry
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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • 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
  • 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 Mesa Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 24 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 408 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,413 rides
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      Photos

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      23 |
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 4:30pm
      Jul 11, 2019
      20 |
      May 19, 2019 @ 7:23am
      May 19, 2019
      23 |
      May 19, 2019 @ 7:22am
      May 19, 2019
      23 |
      May 19, 2019 @ 7:22am
      May 19, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Tmillhoff (May 3, 2018 at 18:38)
       Epic scenic section with funds flow he slick rock and tricky ledges check your echo at the cirque and bring your cameras
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag emanuelLys (Apr 24, 2019 at 16:14)
       Epic is right. Signage suggests riding downhill and I agree. This is in my Moab top 5. (Captain Ahab and HyMasa hold the top spots)
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag imblake (Oct 5, 2019 at 13:34)
       Five trails making Navajo Loop, best riding and views in moab.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag BCAndi (Oct 23, 2019 at 14:08)
       Let me tell you how good this trail is. So good! I wahooed 3 times, and i just don’t wahoo for any old trail. I rode it clockwise, but I bet it is almost as good counter clockwise.
      [Reply]

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