3.3 miles
Distance
229 ft
Climb
-306 ft
Descent
00:38:35
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers 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
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #308 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #16184 in Trail Running
    • #9539 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

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

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Big Mesa mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -77 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,242 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,397 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,365 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,289 ft
  • Grade
    -0.4%
  • Grade max
    -23.2%
  • Grade min
    43.4%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    3,123 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:54
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Status:
on Jun 30, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (54 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Big Mesa Trail Reports

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      Jun 30, 2022 @ 6:16am
      Jun 30, 2022
      Jun 13, 2022 @ 9:36am
      Jun 13, 2022
      Trail was perfect with the 90 degree weather and the wind!
      May 14, 2022 @ 8:37am
      May 14, 2022
      Beautiful!
      May 13, 2022 @ 12:43pm
      May 13, 2022
      May 12, 2022 @ 1:30pm
      May 12, 2022
      Rejected
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 46 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 723 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,702 rides
      • Last: Oct 4, 2019

      Photos

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      Mar 3, 2022 @ 2:43pm
      Mar 3, 2022
      131 |
      Sep 28, 2021 @ 12:16pm
      Sep 28, 2021
      298 |
      Nov 6, 2018 @ 7:29am
      Nov 6, 2018
      226 |
      Dec 3, 2017 @ 5:54pm
      Dec 3, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Navajo Rocks full loop17 miles
      The Big Big Cheese18 miles
      Navajo Rocks maximun dh loop19 miles
      Moab or Bust Intermediate Ride13 miles

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      LOj9eb (Jun 6, 2022 at 17:34)
      Road the loop counter clockwise as some suggested. Definitely the way to go with kids. Great trail and scenery.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      singingcierra (Aug 2, 2021 at 8:32)
      This trail ticks every box! Fun downhill sections, tricky uphills snd tech, incredible views! Can’t beat it.
      Would rate middle intermediate level.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      bizango-x (May 19, 2021 at 20:12)
      Love this trail, particularly the section along the mesa. Fun trail design and beautiful scenery.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      tommymcsass (May 14, 2021 at 11:47)
      EPIC - beautiful views, you don't need to be super good at mtb to enjoy, such a good trail. Incredible ride along a big monument.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      nikjones1972 (Apr 15, 2021 at 16:31)
      Stunningly beautiful and fun ride even with the beginning of a hail and rain storm.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 0
      imblake (Oct 5, 2019 at 13:34)
      Five trails making Navajo Loop, best riding and views in moab.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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
      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]





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