The Sovereign Trail Moab 2011

Sovereign Trail Moab

  Last year this was my last ride in Moab, I crashed on the last mile of the Sovereign Trail cracking some ribs and my sternum. As it happened, it turned out that this would also be my last Moab ride for 2011 as well, luckily for me though, this was not due to a crash. This time around I made it around the Sovereign Trail in one piece.     Trail Stats & Information Sovereign Trail Nearby Town: Moab Length: 15.45 miles : there are numerous options to lengthen or … [Read more...]

The Pipe Dream Moab

Pipe Dream Moab

  Last year October this trail did not exist, and I was pleasantly surprised to have a +10 mile singletrack at my doorstep. I did the Pipe Dream all the way, from Hidden Valley to Aspen Street and back. Having the smell of Burger King follow me all the way was not easy, knowing that it would only be a 5 min detour to add Burger King or McDonalds to the trail. This time I did not give in to temptation, but it was very difficult.     Trail Stats & Information Pipe … [Read more...]

Amasa Back Pothole Arch and Rockstacker Trail 2011

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  The Amasa Back - Pothole Arch and Rock Stacker Trail is in my opinion Moab's most scenic trail, and if planned well is also one of Moab's best rides. This trail can also be a complete nightmare, extremely busy, so be well prepared when planning this beauty.   Trail Stats & Information Amasa Back Nearby Town: Moab Length: 12.95 miles Trail Type: Out & Back (lollipop) or loop with Jackson (not recommended) Skill Level: [what the books say] Technically very … [Read more...]

Porcupine Rim Trail Moab 2011

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  The Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab is together with the Slickrock Trail the most popular Moab ride. This trail is probably on the wishlist of more mountain bikers than any other trail, and not just in the USA, but worldwide. The Porcupine Rim is a fantastic trail, physically it's an easy ride, 90% being a very fast downhill, however technically this trail can rip you and your steed to pieces. Many a Mountain Biker has lost the battle on the Porcupine..     Trail Stats … [Read more...]

MTB Festival Moab Ho Down 2011

Moab Ho Down 2011

6th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival And Moab Mountain Bike Film Fest October 27, 28, 29 & 30th, 2011   Come to Moab this fall and take in the beautiful weather, fall colors and a fun-filled weekend during this annual mountain bike festival. We expanded the event schedule which includes a mountain bike film fest. If you or someone you know has some footage then send it in! We want to see it and wouldn’t you want to see your footage on the big screen at the … [Read more...]

Sovereign Singletrack Trail Moab

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  . This is the first time I have actually ridden the Sovereign Trail, although I have been to the trailhead twice before, but each time it was too busy for my liking. They say the first time is always the best, but in this case I'm not so sure. Just minutes from finishing the trail I produced the "Mother of all Endo's" , Endo'in off a 4 ft legdge and finishing the Sovereign Trail by cracking my Sternum as a souvenir ... Luvly Jubly !! . Trail Stats & Information Sovereign … [Read more...]

Slickrock Trail Moab 2010

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. . The Slickrock Trail is THE Trail that put Moab on the map, and is probably the worlds most famous trail. Mountain Bikers from around the globe travel to Moab to ride the Slickrock Trail. There is no doubt that the Slickrock Trail is as fantastic as it is unique, but it is a trail that I have done numerous times, and I never get very exited about the thought of riding the Slickrock Trail. The crowds on this trail can be unbearable, and on a busy day, there are actual waiting lines … [Read more...]

Moab Rim Campark welcomes Mountain Bikers

. I have been staying at Moab Rim Campark for 4 years running, always through the month of October. Although everyone is welcome at Moab Rim Campark, mountain bikers will especially feel at home here. If you are looking for a resort, or heated swimming pool, or air conditioned outdoor mini golf, then this is not the place for you, however if you are looking to stay somewhere with an adventurous feel, somewhere that offers stunning views, and somewhere that is mountain bike friendly, then … [Read more...]

The Portal Trail Moab

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. The Portal Trail in Moab is known to be the most deadliest trail in the USA, is this justified or is it just a hype? I have done this trails numerous times, either looping the Poison Spider Mesa Trail, or as a Point to Point coming up Gold Bar Rim Trail. So, is the Portal Trail really as scary & dangerous as everyone makes out?...   Is the Portal Trail dangerous ? YES Is the Portal Trail Deadly ? If you fall on certain section of this Trail then definitely. Is … [Read more...]

Poison Spider Mesa Trail looped with Portal Trail Moab 2010

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. The Poison Spider Messa and down Portal was one of last years favorite trails. The Poison Spider Messa is definitely a trail that you either love or hate. This trail can make a grown man cry. Poison Spider Mesa is technically, physically and mentally a challenge. . . Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Moab Length: 12.5 miles [ loop] Trail Type: Loop or Out & Back Skill Level: [ what the books say ] Technically moderate to extremely difficult. Physically moderate to … [Read more...]