Klondike Bluffs

Moab, Utah

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Klondike Bluffs can be considered the introduction to mountain biking in Moab for two reasons. First, Klondike is a varietal blend of the riding mediums you will encounter around the region, grading from clay, to sand, to washboard, to rock-studded doubletracks and smooth, to broken slickrock. Second, Klondike is the first trail to greet you when making the final approach to Moab from Interstate 70. If Klondike raises your brow, then you will be primed for happy times ahead. Conversely, if Klondike is not your cup of tea, then plan on spending more time on a bar stool than on your bike. Klondike Bluffs is a primer of Canyon Country scenery, too. The route initially crosses bleak clay mounds that support little life. Features of Arches National Park can be seen in the distance, backed by the stoic La Sal Mountains, and scenery is superlative. Tread: 2.9 miles of sandy, pebbly, sometimes washboarded, light duty dirt road; 4.7 miles of sand and rock doubletrack, including slickrock.
Mountain Biking Utah

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Mountain Biking Utah

by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

Klondike Bluffs can be considered the introduction to mountain biking in Moab for two reasons. First, Klondike is a varietal blend of the riding mediums you will encounter around the region, grading from clay, to sand, to washboard, to rock-studded doubletracks and smooth, to broken slickrock. Second, Klondike is the first trail to greet you when making the final approach to Moab from Interstate 70. If Klondike raises your brow, then you will be primed for happy times ahead.

Conversely, if Klondike is not your cup of tea, then plan on spending more time on a bar stool than on your bike. Klondike Bluffs is a primer of Canyon Country scenery, too. The route initially crosses bleak clay mounds that support little life. Features of Arches National Park can be seen in the distance, backed by the stoic La Sal Mountains, and scenery is superlative. Tread: 2.9 miles of sandy, pebbly, sometimes washboarded, light duty dirt road; 4.7 miles of sand and rock doubletrack, including slickrock.

©  Gregg Bromka/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 15.2
Elevation Gain: 1,250 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Spring (March into June) and Fall (September into November)
Trailhead Elevation: 4,520 feet
Top Elevation: 5,360 feet
Local Contacts: Arches National Park, 435-259-8161
Local Maps: USGS: Klondike Bluffs
Driving Directions: Directions to Klondike Bluffs

Recent Trail Reviews

6/6/2009
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Did this as a bike trip. Easy approach from road to slickrock. Some sections with boulders and narrow paths, but not too difficult. Relatively large elevation gain on slickrock. Make sure to stop and view the dinosaur tracks. Did this with my two kids (ages 9 and 13). They had no problems and enjoyed the ride.



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