1,921 ft
Distance
44 ft
Climb
-164 ft
Descent
00:09:43
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of The Snotch Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

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 [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    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
    00:09:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:20
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Status:
on Apr 20, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (28 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      The Snotch Trail Reports

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      Apr 20, 2021 @ 8:37am
      Apr 20, 2021
      Apr 2, 2021 @ 10:21am
      Apr 2, 2021
      Rejected
      reporter
      Apr 1, 2021 @ 10:48am
      Apr 1, 2021
      A few spots of snow, but all rideable.
      Mar 31, 2021 @ 12:01pm
      Mar 31, 2021
      Snowy and icy, slippery on the last switchback was right on the drop.
      Mar 19, 2021 @ 1:46pm
      Mar 19, 2021
      Rejected
      Snow! We slid down on our butts
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 106 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,014 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,374 rides
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      Photos

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      102 |
      Mar 19, 2021 @ 1:45pm
      Mar 19, 2021
      300 |
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 7:41pm
      Sep 27, 2020
      289 |
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 7:41pm
      Sep 27, 2020
      186 |
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 7:41pm
      Sep 27, 2020

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 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]
      • + 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]
      • + 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]

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      Videos

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      youtuber And crash, crash, CRASH into a Snotch (just...
      3:00 | 475 | Nov 5, 2020 , Moab
      LPS Slippery Rock
      0:16 | 1362 | Mar 22, 2017 , Moab
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