1 miles
Distance
286 ft
Climb
-210 ft
Descent
00:21:43
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Slickrock (practice) Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #746 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

This trail makes a good introduction to the type of terrain you'll find on the main loop, but at a more moderate level for those who want to ease into it. Still, it presents some significant obstacles and should not be taken lightly. True beginners probably won't enjoy a ride here.

Just a quarter mile into the main Slickrock Trail, fork right at the painted junction to start the Practice Loop. Follow the white dashes along a series of sandstone domes, followed by a quick descent toward the Echo Canyon viewpoint. It's worth getting off your bike and hiking to the edge of the cliffs for a closer look at this box canyon.

Continue along the dashed line as it winds up and over more low fins and across sandy washes back towards the main trail, with a number of short but steep climbs and drops. You'll rejoin the Slickrock Trail around the 3/4 mile mark. If you're up for 10 more miles of slickrock, turn right for the full loop. If not, turn left for a quick return to the trailhead.

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More Stats for Slickrock (practice) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    76 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,549 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,672 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,572 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,648 ft
  • Grade
    1.169%
  • Grade max
    -108.628%
  • Grade min
    33.566%
  • Distance climb
    3,601 ft
  • Distance down
    2,217 ft
  • Distance flat
    705 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:35
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Status:
on Mar 26, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (20 votes)

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  • 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
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      Slickrock (practice) Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 147 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 977 rides
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      Apr 22, 2019 @ 4:52pm
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      70 |
      Jan 1, 2018 @ 4:38pm
      Jan 1, 2018
      37 |
      May 12, 2017 @ 9:22pm
      May 12, 2017
      52 |
      May 12, 2017 @ 9:22pm
      May 12, 2017

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      Slickrock Practice Loop
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