5.1 miles
Distance
1,237 ft
Climb
-2,033 ft
Descent
01:27:24
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
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    July - September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #6991 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Burro Pass mountain bike trail 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
    01:27:24
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on Aug 20, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (28 votes)

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  • Icy
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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Burro Pass Trail Reports

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      Aug 20, 2021 @ 2:19pm
      Aug 20, 2021
      Aug 20, 2021 @ 2:15pm
      Aug 20, 2021
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 3:17pm
      Jun 14, 2021
      reporter Area closed due to the Pack Creek Fire.
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 8:05am
      Jun 8, 2021
      reporter Lots of snow. Start Whole Enchilada from Hazard.
      May 27, 2021 @ 7:44pm
      May 27, 2021
      Rejected
      Trail will be closed for reroute. Also will geyser pass road for road widening.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 21 rides
      • 57 miles avg distance
      All
      • 71 rides
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      Nov 23, 2020 @ 7:29am
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      Routes with this trail

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      The Whole Enchilada - Moab, Utah
      27 miles
      Roam Retreat @ Moab | Day 2 | Whole Enchilada Long
      27 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      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
      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
      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]
      • - 2
      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
      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]
      • + 2
      provin1327 (Sep 24, 2020 at 18:41)
       September 2020 either lots of trail work has been done or some people have different opinions of "extreme disrepair" because the trail is in perfect shape. Zero fallen trees, zero ruts, perfect amount of chunk and roots. This trail is the best high alpine trail I have ever ridden. So much fun!
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