1 miles
Distance
53 ft
Climb
-269 ft
Descent
00:09:32
Avg time
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Whirlwind West Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Horsethief
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #14473 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Whirlwind West is the better of the two Whirlwind routes to come back up from 7-UP trail. Whirlwind West rides along an upper rocky rim with great singletrack riding and features, while Whirlwind East goes down thru the basin and around on more open slickrock.

More Stats for Whirlwind West bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -216 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,509 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,727 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,724 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,509 ft
  • Grade max
    -18.663%
  • Grade min
    8.613%
  • Distance climb
    1,672 ft
  • Distance down
    4,085 ft
  • Distance flat
    171 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:32
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Status:
on Oct 5, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (8 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%
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  • < 50%
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  • One Direction
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  • 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
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      Whirlwind West Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 99 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 211 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Larry's Loop
      19 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag bensgig (May 7, 2018 at 18:07)
       From either side of Mustang, a great ride. Flowy with small tech. You will be going downhill from mustang so plan on riding back up after or connect to the other trails. Intermediate is about right. Maybe even closer to beginner with spots of intermediate.
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