Yellow Jacket Canyon

Moab, Utah

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This ride has sandy sections and transitions and enough rough trail challenges, climbs and descents, and scenic beauty to make it a standout section of the Kokopelli Trail system (which travels 150 miles from Loma, Colorado, to Moab). The entire trip is overrated, but undeniably scenic. Some of the trail system is fine mountain biking for strong intermediate riders who want to be challenged by distance rather than surface, but only a few short sections of the system can be considered truly technically challenge. Be sure to stop of top of the hills for the incredible views off to the southwest. Like most rides in Moab there is no shade on the trail, so be sure to take more water. Portions of this trail are impassable when wet. Trail Surface: 4WD track and a paved road with sand, hardpack, bedrock, a small amount of slickrock, gravel, and loose rock.
Mountain Biking Moab

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Mountain Biking Moab

by Lee Bridgers (Falcon Guides)

This ride has sandy sections and transitions and enough rough trail challenges, climbs and descents, and scenic beauty to make it a standout section of the Kokopelli Trail system (which travels 150 miles from Loma, Colorado, to Moab). The entire trip is overrated, but undeniably scenic. Some of the trail system is fine mountain biking for strong intermediate riders who want to be challenged by distance rather than surface, but only a few short sections of the system can be considered truly technically challenge.

Be sure to stop of top of the hills for the incredible views off to the southwest. Like most rides in Moab there is no shade on the trail, so be sure to take more water. Portions of this trail are impassable when wet. Trail Surface: 4WD track and a paved road with sand, hardpack, bedrock, a small amount of slickrock, gravel, and loose rock.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 14.4
Elevation Gain: 886 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2-4 hours
Season: Year-round but best spring & fall
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Top Elevation: 4,875 feet
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, 435-259-2196
Local Maps: USGS Dewey; Moab East Trail Map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Yellow Jacket Canyon

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