1.1 miles
Distance
53 ft
Climb
-269 ft
Descent
00:10:23
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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #6389 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #36872 in Trail Running
    • #35241 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Whirlwind West mountain bike trail 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
    00:10:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:11
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Status:
on May 13, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Whirlwind West Trail Reports

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      May 13, 2022 @ 12:43pm
      May 13, 2022
      Mar 16, 2021 @ 4:32pm
      Mar 16, 2021
      Recent moisture has done great things, trails are riding great! Drying out slowly due to cloudy days too...
      Feb 26, 2021 @ 8:57am
      Feb 26, 2021
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      Nov 7, 2020 @ 9:26am
      Nov 7, 2020
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 8:20am
      Oct 20, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 110 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 950 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      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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