Mountain Biking Utah
by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)
© Gregg Bromka/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
It's as unique, challenging, and fun as everyone says. I walked some, fell some, but kept on riding.
There are two links for Slick Rock; if you view the other one you will see my comments on this AWESOME trail. I also posted pictures on that link. The pictures I posted here are mostly from Fisher Mesa trail in the LaSalle Mountains. That was a great ride, but as we descended it got technical and crazy - so we decided to turn back, knowing we would have to go up to get out anyway. But highly recommended (both trail and a visit in Moab in general!) And hey - why not take a horseback tour at sunset? Very much worth it!
If you don't like Slick Rock, you don't like mountain biking. It is different than the typical single track, but that makes it all the more fun!
If you haven't been to Moab before, the Slickrock trail is a great way to get an introduction to what riding slickrock is like. But don't let the famous status of this trail deter you from discovering other trails in the area, such as Porcupine Rim, Poison Spider Mesa, Flat Pass & the new Sovereign trail system. But still, the riding here is challenging and fun for anyone with good riding skills.
If your making a road trip out to Moab (or Fruita or Durango) you got to do this one. Granted this is the generic Moab trail, that is all the more reason to do it. Having done most of my riding in NC and NM, slickrock is not my trail surface of choice. But, the slick rock trail still gets five stars. Moab, and this entire part of the country, is beautiful. The trail will kick your ass. You will be hot, even in spring, you will fall on what feels like concrete, and you will cuss at the site of another slick rock hill to climb (as you get half way up and spin your back well only to get off your bike and realize you should have brought your climbing shoes). The back part of the loop is the best becuase you can see the river and snow capped mountains. Go during the week, though. This place does get overrun with people. Don't forget to look for Heyduke.
With every conceivable resource at you disposal, you couldn’t hope to build a better trail. No other trail is quite like it, if your pressed for time or feeling fat, the practice loop is quite nice as well.
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