2 miles
Distance
659 ft
Climb
-999 ft
Descent
00:28:40
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Gold Bar Rim Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Maintainer

Gold Bar Rim Details

  • Riding area
    Moab
    Moab, Utah
  • AKA
    Blue Dot Trail
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #2344

Lots of rock features, great views, multiple line options.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gold Bar Rim mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -340 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,959 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,359 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,351 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,012 ft
  • Grade
    -3.488%
  • Grade max
    -117.442%
  • Grade min
    99.393%
  • Distance climb
    3,304 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,095 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:01
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Status:
on Apr 21, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (15 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to gold-bar-rim-8842 trailhead (38.603490, -109.614740)
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Gold Bar Rim Trail Reports

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Apr 21, 2018 @ 9:23pm
Apr 21, 2018
Apr 13, 2018 @ 8:40am
Apr 13, 2018
reporter Trail is dry and running well. Did you pack more water because you really should! Mind the large rocks with cracks in them that will one day...
Mar 17, 2018 @ 9:10am
Mar 17, 2018
Apr 28, 2017 @ 5:34am
Apr 28, 2017
Do not attempt this without proper energy food and water. Strenuous is an understatement. Technical is accurate.
Mar 16, 2017 @ 7:27am
Mar 16, 2017
Intense and awesome. Water, food and energy were all critical
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Feb 18, 2018 @ 10:27pm
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May 11, 2017 @ 7:30pm
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Gold Bar Rim, Moab
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Mar 22, 2017 @ 5:47pm
Mar 22, 2017
Gold Bar Rim, Provo
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Nov 18, 2014 @ 1:09pm
Nov 18, 2014
Gold Bar Rim, Moab

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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag jarretw (Apr 22, 2017 at 9:25)
 Awesome trail! Well marked and plenty of fun maneuvers.
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  • + 0
flag Rstudt13 (Nov 1, 2017 at 4:50)
 I'm an intermediate rider from FL. This double black was not fun. It was a lot of walking up hill from goldbar to this trail, even for my CO mountains experienced buddies. I've won't be suckered again but if you really want a workout or your are an expert it should be enjoyable.
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  • + 1
flag Utahlife (Apr 10, 2018 at 3:30)
 Absolutely loved this trail. Fantastic to be on the cliffs above the entrance to Arches. And the technical rocky sections were a riot. Loved the views. Loved the challenge. Be sure to start early enough that your aren't descending portal in the dark like I did!
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  • + 0
flag marktuttl3 (May 11, 2018 at 15:12)
 One question. Why?
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