1 miles
Distance
286 ft
Climb
-210 ft
Descent
00:20:22
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Slickrock (practice) Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 90 in Dirtbiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

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.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.

After some practice, advanced adaptive riders can most likely do this trail solo. There are a few steep ledgy spots (two with deep sand leading up to them) that adaptive riders will most likely need an assist for and three or four off-camber situations possibly requiring a spot for riders with higher injuries.

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More Stats for Slickrock (practice) mountain 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
    00:20:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:50
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on May 14, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.95 (26 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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      • 6 miles avg distance
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      Slickrock Practice Loop
      4:07 | 485 | Apr 18, 2018 , Moab
      Slick rock practice
      0:24 | 38 | Nov 18, 2019 , Moab
      Deep Sandy section on slick rock practice loop
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