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Guide to Moab, Utah Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails
by Charles A. Wells (FunTreks)
Conveniently located at Moab’s back door, this trail offers a four-wheeling experience that you will talk about for a long time. It has always been busy with plenty of hikers and bikers. A new chair lift, now in operation, will increase traffic significantly. Keep your eyes open for wandering children and hiker wannabes. Use extreme caution and be courteous at all times. This trail wastes little time getting down to business. The first mile scares the wits out of most people. I’ve driven it many times and still get nervous. A long climb of tight, tippy, and extremely difficult ledges requires excellent driving skills and a very capable vehicle. Rollovers are not unusual.
Mountain Biking Moab Pocket Guide
by David Crowell (Falcon Guides)
Scenery steals the show—massive hunks of sandstone boil up through the desert while a dizzying view simulates a scenic flight over Moab. The difficult sections will have techies drooling while hopping up and diving down. Moab Rim can be ridden as a loop in either direction or as an out-and-back to avoid the long portage through Hidden Canyon. Linking this ride to Pipe Dream is a fun option.
It’s amazing that four-wheelers can drive this trail! It consists of slickrock, slickrock steps, and some sandy stretches. If ridden as a loop, the Hidden Valley portion that heads through a rockslide is rideable only by an elite handful; it’s a portage for the rest of us.
This trail will scare the S##T out of you. Right from the start you will be doing very technical ledges right on the edge of a cliff. We did see some signs of roll overs on the trail. ( saftey glass). I have 4 inch long arm lift with ARB rear locker open front 33" tires. the view at the top is worth the trip. Just remember what you go up you must also go down.
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