Colorado River Overlook

Moab, Utah

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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 knobs. It is especially beautiful and perfect for less skilled riders, though it does have a few technical challenges near the end where ledgy bedrock will make you twist around for a clean line. Once at the overlook be careful not to get too close to the edge. Be sure to walk over to the left for the view into Salt Canyon. Trail Surface: 4WD road over sand, hardpack, loose rock, and sculpted bedrock.
Mountain Biking Moab

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Mountain Biking Moab

by Lee Bridgers (Falcon Guides)

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 knobs.

It is especially beautiful and perfect for less skilled riders, though it does have a few technical challenges near the end where ledgy bedrock will make you twist around for a clean line. Once at the overlook be careful not to get too close to the edge. Be sure to walk over to the left for the view into Salt Canyon. Trail Surface: 4WD road over sand, hardpack, loose rock, and sculpted bedrock.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 14.2
Elevation Gain: 293 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round but best spring & fall
Trailhead Elevation: 3,100 feet
Top Elevation: 5,400 feet
Local Contacts: National Park Service, 435-259-3911
Local Maps: USGS The Loop; Canyonlands National Park Needles and Island in the Sky Utah Map #210.
Driving Directions: Directions to Colorado River Overlook

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