Flat Pass Trail Steel Bender October 2011

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  The Flat Pass trail is a fantastic trail, and chances are that if you can ride this trail on a week day, you will have the trail to yourself. Flat Pass Trail and Steel Bender are not really the same trail, Flat Pass is ideal for mountain bikers, and follows the Steel Bender that is the 4x4 trail, the only difference is, the Steel Bender is about 2 miles longer. For anyone planning a trip to Moab to Mountain Biking should definitely put Flat Pass Trail on the list of "Must do" … [Read more...]

Hidden Valley onto Moab Rim Trail 2011

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  The Hidden Valley onto Moab Rim is one of my Moab favorites. This trail offers fantastic scenery, a very remote feeling without being remote ( if anything goes wrong, it's no more than a 1.5 hour walk to civilization). The Hidden Valley onto Moab Rim trail offers everything the big trails offer, such as Porcupine. The trail can be looped, or as an out and back. This trail offers the longest and steepest slickrock downhill section, almost a mile of solid mental 22 percent … [Read more...]

Gold Bar Rim Trail down Portal

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First of all, a day before I did this trail the 42 year young Todd Johnston died on this Trail. My thoughts were and are with his family and everyone else that knew him. I did not know Todd, but I do know that 42 is just far too young, it is a cruel reminder of  what can happen to any of us at any given time. Nothing I or anyone else can say will soften the the loss of a fellow Mountain Biker. Todd passed away  doing something he loved doing, on a beautiful day, on a beautiful trail. I … [Read more...]

Porcupine Rim Trail Moab

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The Porcupine Rim Trail, probably Moabs second most famous and notorious trail. But the Porcupine is a completely different kind of ride, and more and more mountain bikers are taking a preference to this trail over the Slickrock, this might have something to with the crowds, but there is no getting away with the fact that Porcupine is one hell of a good ride. Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Moab Length: about 14.8 miles Trail Type: Loop,  Out & Back, but most people … [Read more...]

Poison Spider Messa down Portal

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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: about 12.8 miles Trail Type: Loop or Out & Back Skill Level: Technically moderate to extremely difficult. Physically moderate to extremely … [Read more...]