Mountain Biking Moab Guide Book

by Lee Bridgers (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Moab  by Lee Bridgers

400pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762728000

This book is more than just a guide to 41 heart-pounding rides. It's a cultural experience, a memoir, an explosion of ideas. Along with practical information on slickrock- and sand-riding techniques, emergency services, and trail etiquette, local guide Lee Bridgers has assembled a collection of irreverent stories about colorful local characters, his concerns for the landscape, and his own experiences on the trail. He also includes descriptions of geological anomalies, Native American rock art, and native plants, offering an in-depth picture of a desert town turned mountain biking mecca. Inside you'll find: detailed mile-by-mile ride descriptions; GPS-quality, digitally designed shaded relief maps; elevation profiles; ratings for physical and technical difficulty. Wherever you ride and whatever your skill level, let Mountain Biking Moab be your guide to this mountain biking paradise.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Moab" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 41.
... Preview: You'll want to watch the first 100 feet of this trail. It can ruin your ride in a hurry. The entire trail should be approached with respect. It's short, but it's a grunt with technical challenges thro ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: This ride is a great way to experience Arches National Park on a mountain bike--a great ride for strong novices and intermediates, with only a bit of easily avoided technical challenge and plenty of m ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 26.1
... Preview: This route is fine for novices, even families with children. There are many small climbs and a couple of spots where the trail gets a tad technical, but this is indeed a ride for anyone scared by othe ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: This ride can be rough and it can be smooth and it can be sweet and it can be scary as hell. Riding some of the formations is only for the most experienced and prepared freeride specialists. Be safe. ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: This loop ride will surely challenge you technical skills and should only be attempted by advanced riders. It is VERY sandy and VERY rocky. The deal with this trail is that it is alternately very soft ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: This trail is not maintained or marked and is only frequented by OHV supported rockhounds. These are trails that beg you to dismount, examine mineral deposits and vegetation, and take photographs of l ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: This short out-and-back ride, past a dinosaur tracking site and an old copper mine, is particularly educational and a treat for anyone interested in paleontology, geology, and mining history. Though t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This is a fairly difficult climb on a technically easy 4WD track, great for building those quads. The trail is featured as a loop: half dirt, half pavement. You go up on dirt, down on pavement, or vic ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: The Bull Canyon ride is more moderate and takes you below Gemini Bridges on a 4WD track, utilizing a section of the Gemini Bridges Trail and then Bull Canyon Road. This canyon ride has been trashed by ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.4
... Preview: This trail in the Canyon rims Recreation area offers a moderate challenge combined with amazing vistas. If you like the idea of riding up to the rim of the Grand Canyon on a mountain bike, then this r ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.8
... Preview: This is a ride on a mostly sandy 4WD track to where Salt Canyon wash drops into the Colorado River. The ride leaves from the needles Visitor Center across a magical landscape of strange sandstone knob ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.2
... Preview: If you like viewpoints as destinations and are physically fit but technically challenged, then Day Canyon Overlook is a fine place to visit. The canyon itself is very long, tight, and weaving. The mai ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: The out-and-back Dry Fork ride is accessed via a spur a short ways past the Bull Canyon turnoff on Bull Canyon Road. Traveling through another beautiful wingate sandstone lined canyon into an old mini ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.2
... Preview: Famous as a very challenging 4WD route (called "Metal Masher"), this area is rarely visited by mountain bikers. Containing just over 2,100 feet of accumulative climbing, occasional technical ledge-wor ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 26.1
... Preview: This is an easy ride out to a great area for hiking, car camping, and sightseeing. Animal wildlife also abounds out here, so enjoy the company if you are lucky enough to see them. Flat Iron Mesa is a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: The ride is highlighted by vandalized petroglyphs, rolling hills with sever transitions at the bottom, and some very beautiful views of the Moab Valley. There are a couple of spots on the trail that c ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.5
... Preview: This trail is well marked by the Moab Bike Patrol and the BLM and can be enjoyed as a point-to-point, mostly downhill trip with the use of a shuttle. The Gemini Bridges area is host to many unique roc ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.1
... Preview: Dealing with the shuttle smoothly is the key to this ride. Weather is the second ingredient that has to mix correctly. If it rains, forget it. The start of the ride is up a graded, well-maintained gra ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.8
... Preview: The Geyser Pass Road is mostly gravel, affording a somewhat depressing climb at the start, but soon it narrows and becomes hardpack through a beautiful forest. After the doubletrack climb to the pass, ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: This very long mountain bike ride is a wonderful trek for the pannier crowd, presenting the well-prepared mountain bike tourist with any number of sweet camping options, especially on the "downside" o ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Moab"
Moab, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 49.4

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