1,921 ft
Distance
44 ft
Climb
-164 ft
Descent
00:10:28
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    BLM
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The Snotch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    La Sal Mountains
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #67 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #13182 in Trail Running
    • #6324 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    USFS

This is an alternate to the crazy-hard "notch" that has a few super-tight switchbacks but less steep sections.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for The Snotch mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -120 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,106 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,249 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,249 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,129 ft
  • Grade
    -6.257%
  • Grade max
    -112.909%
  • Grade min
    12.281%
  • Distance climb
    628 ft
  • Distance down
    994 ft
  • Distance flat
    169 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:29
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Status:
on Dec 22, 2022
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.25 (32 votes)
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      The Snotch Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 22, 2022 @ 3:56pm
      Dec 22, 2022
      reporter
      Oct 24, 2022 @ 12:43am
      Oct 24, 2022
      Snowfall closed trail
      Oct 13, 2022 @ 12:31am
      Oct 13, 2022
      Oct 8, 2022 @ 3:37am
      Oct 8, 2022
      Oct 2, 2022 @ 8:45am
      Oct 2, 2022
      Big puddles, should be gone in a day or two.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 937 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9,292 rides
      • Last: Sep 20, 2017

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      Dec 31, 2022 @ 6:57pm
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      Jul 2, 2022 @ 9:47pm
      Jul 2, 2022
      322 |
      May 15, 2022 @ 4:51pm
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      May 15, 2022 @ 4:51pm
      May 15, 2022

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      tommymcsass (May 14, 2021 at 11:17)
      To get down the first part, y'all gotta be on some kinda somthing. Watch this on youtube, pretty epic. Easy enough for rooks like me to walk down and enjoy the rest of this trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      schuttg (Oct 14, 2020 at 14:54)
      The line down the cliff face is best described as a pro line. Maximum fall hazard, lack of runout, and generally Sandy/ loose conditions as opposed to clean sandstone. It’s difficult to get a bike down solo.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Ryan-L (Jul 26, 2020 at 13:06)
      Nice steep and rocky trail. 2 tight steep switchbacks, both are intimidating but not too difficult for a skilled rider
      [Reply]





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