2 miles
Distance
659 ft
Climb
-999 ft
Descent
00:29:43
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Gold Bar Rim Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Gold Bar Rim Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Moab
    Moab, Utah
  • AKA
    Blue Dot Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1183 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking

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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gold Bar Rim 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
    00:29:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:01
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Status:
on Sep 27, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.25 (20 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
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
      Directions to gold-bar-rim-8842 trailhead (38.603490, -109.614740)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 31 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 251 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,074 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 14, 2018 @ 8:40pm
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      Feb 18, 2018 @ 10:27pm
      Feb 18, 2018
      314 |
      May 11, 2017 @ 7:30pm
      May 11, 2017
      226 |
      Mar 22, 2017 @ 5:47pm
      Mar 22, 2017

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag jarretw (Apr 22, 2017 at 9:25)
       Awesome trail! Well marked and plenty of fun maneuvers.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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!
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag marktuttl3 (May 11, 2018 at 15:12)
       One question. Why?
      [Reply]

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