5 miles
Distance
1,237 ft
Climb
-2,033 ft
Descent
01:30:22
Avg time
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Burro Pass Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    La Sal Mountains
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    July - September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #1393 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

The top section of The Whole Enchilada. High-altitude singletrack through alpine woods - big climb up to the pass, then big steep downhill.

If your ride didn't include this trail, then you didn't ride The Whole Enchilada.

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More Stats for Burro Pass mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -795 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,369 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,182 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,185 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,390 ft
  • Grade
    -2.979%
  • Grade max
    -72.899%
  • Grade min
    38.103%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    410 ft
  • Avg time
    01:30:22
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Status:
on Jul 9, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (25 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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  • White
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Burro Pass Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 9, 2020 @ 10:59pm
      Jul 9, 2020
      reporter
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 4:35pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      Rejected
      Tons of downed trees
      Nov 29, 2019 @ 11:57am
      Nov 29, 2019
      reporter Closed until July 1 2020.
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 9:30am
      Oct 9, 2019
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 9:40am
      Sep 23, 2019
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
      All
      • 70 rides
      •  

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      Jun 1, 2020 @ 12:52pm
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      Jan 12, 2020 @ 11:01am
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      145 |
      Oct 21, 2019 @ 10:25pm
      Oct 21, 2019
      | 1 comments
      48 |
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 11:12am
      Aug 6, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      flag johnr9q (Sep 18, 2018 at 18:29)
       You better like loose and steep once you get to Burro Pass for the next 1/2 mile
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag matthelm1 (Oct 4, 2019 at 10:57)
       Steep and fun after the climb. Enjoy the alpine scenery because it's over quickly! The switchbacks are tricky, and you will use your brakes a lot on this section. Enjoy!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag twowheeledwanderer (Dec 1, 2019 at 10:58)
       The climb to get up to the top of Burro Pass is brutal: super steep and at least at 10,000ft elevation. The Burro Pass down is so-so. It's definitely worth doing once (technically The Whole Enchilada includes Burro Pass) but it's not the best of TWE. Read more about The Whole Enchilada and Burro Pass here! twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/the-whole-enchilada-what-you-need-to-know
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag mexicomagico (Aug 2, 2020 at 17:34)
       August 2020 - Trail is in extreme disrepair on the backspace of Burro Pass (ie the downhill). Looks like no trail crews have been up this year, likely due to covid and the bike shuttles not running. Several trees down. A good half mile of the downhill just isn’t rideable due to the volume of skree rock that covers trail. I’ve ridden this before and love this trail but I have to say the trail needs some love. Had one person endo on the skree and another take a serious digger. I wound up walking considerable portions of downhill.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Benjamjt (Aug 15, 2020 at 12:47)
       Mid August 2020 I have never ridden burro pass before but just did. There is some loose rock towards the top and 1 downed tree but seemed pretty normal for an alpine trail.
      [Reply]

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