Flat Pass

Moab, Utah

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3 Reviews
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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 can sneak up on you, so keep your eyes on the trail and give blind turns and dips a lot of respect. If you enjoy technical challenge, deep stream crossings, transitions, vertical ridges, gaps and pits, knee-high ledges, rollies, plateaus, babyheads, death-grip-jackhammer stuff into deep sand, weird sliced-bread bedrock, and a ride that can be done form Moab, the Flat Pass is the trail. Trail Surface: Bedrock, loose rock, sand and babyheads on a technical 4WD track, with substantial creek crossings.
Mountain Biking Moab

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Mountain Biking Moab

by Lee Bridgers (Falcon Guides)

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 can sneak up on you, so keep your eyes on the trail and give blind turns and dips a lot of respect.

If you enjoy technical challenge, deep stream crossings, transitions, vertical ridges, gaps and pits, knee-high ledges, rollies, plateaus, babyheads, death-grip-jackhammer stuff into deep sand, weird sliced-bread bedrock, and a ride that can be done form Moab, the Flat Pass is the trail.

Trail Surface: Bedrock, loose rock, sand and babyheads on a technical 4WD track, with substantial creek crossings.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 15.5
Elevation Gain: 1,947 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 2-4 hours
Season: Best late spring, late summer, & very early fall
Trailhead Elevation: 5,200 feet
Top Elevation: 6,000 feet
Local Contacts: Moab Bike Patrol, c/o BLM, 435-259-2196
Local Maps: USGS Kane Springs and Rill Creek; Moab East Trail Map; Moab Recreation Map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Flat Pass

Recent Trail Reviews

2/12/2007
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ran this out and back for 22 miles total. amazing terrain, good amount of climbing on the way back to ken's lake - great run!


9/7/2004
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3/20/2002
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A great ride but with lots of technical stuff to keep you busy. Not much relaxing freewheeling on this ride. After passing the petroglyphs & crossing the creek you start up & continue up for 1000 feet over about 4 miles. Nice views back to the La Sals on this section. Beware on the downhill section as they are some big drops. As you near the creek again at the end of the ride there are some challenging sections of mixed rock & sand. A last climb up away from the creek & you're back to hard surface & a fast downhill back to Moab. There are a couple spots unrideable spots on this route.



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