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    Slickrock

    Grand County, Utah
    Distance7.1mi
    Elevation Gain1,684ft
    Trailhead Elevation4,621ft
    Top4,801ft
    Elevation Min/Max4442/4801ft
    Elevation Start/End4621/4621ft

    Slickrock

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    Explorer | 42 pts
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    4/12/2018
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    Montreal, QC
    Adventurer | 332 pts
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    11/19/2010
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    Telluride, CO
    Pathfinder | 190 pts
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    3/17/2010
    Sick! This trail is extreamly challenging, steep up and downs probably one of the top 5 trail to ride in your life hard, tiring, exerting, and push all your skills to the limit here!!!
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    Arcadia Lakes, SC
    Adventurer | 330 pts
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    10/20/2006
    It's as unique, challenging, and fun as everyone says. I walked some, fell some, but kept on riding.
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    Fairfax, VT
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    8/16/2006
    We drove to Moab from VT and it was worth the 3 day trip! We took the first two days acclamating ourselves to Slickrock riding by only doing the practice loop.
    There are a lot of steep climbs that may require a dismount (even going down put some fear into me on a few!) I was basically a beginner when we went, and I had no problems. I LOVED IT!!!
    Double up on your camel baks and bring a cliff bar to nibble on along the way.
    An extra tube would not hurt (we saw one person carry his bike on his back when we were an hour out.)
    I can't wait to go back!
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    Boise, ID
    Pathfinder | 157 pts
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    4/22/2006
    I rode this trail for the first time in February 2002, and then again in April, 2006. Both times on Slickrock I rode my Schwinn Mesa hardtail, and I LOVED the trail, both the practice loop and the real deal. I can't wait to get back with my Stumpjumper FSR to really be able to enjoy the many drops of this trail! It is singletrack? Of course not. Is it crowded? It can be. But is it worth the drive from Idaho? Absolutely! My first foray onto slickrock was on the real loop. The next morning I used the practice loop as a warmup before heading to Amasa Back, and even the practice loop is fantastic. The only thing that makes it a "practice" loop is that it is only a few miles, instead of 11-12. While much of the trail is on fairly easy rolling hills of slickrock, there are still many drops, hard climbs, sandy washouts, and fantastic scenery (especially during the right time of year when it's not too hot).
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    Santa Clara, CA
    Pathfinder | 130 pts
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    12/27/2005
    Yes, the trail is extremely demanding, both technically and physically, but it was like nothing I've done before. The landscape is surreal, the adherence to the rock is incredible. It was fun and the views were very rewarding.
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    International, WA
    Trailblazer | 1485 pts
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    4/28/2004
    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.
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    Hill Country Village, TX
    Pathfinder | 177 pts
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    10/24/2003
    I give it 4 stars, because it is like no other trail in the world.
    Yes, it lacks the single track appeal, however it makes up for it with visually awesome sights. Take the "Hard" way around the loop (see markings on trail), so you get more of a work out.
    Most take the easy way, but then you didn't come this far to take the easy way did ya?
    I'll be back !!!!!

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    Alta, UT
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    3/12/2003
    This trail is known as one of the most famous mt. biking trails in the world. I was entirely disappointed with it. The view from the trail is spectacular (that is the only reason that it gets a star). the trail is too easy, the only reason it could be considered a more difficult trail is due to the margin of error. If you do mess up on this trail you pay with major road rash or a broken bone. Rocks are not very forgiving.
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    Trail Information

    Grand County
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    USGS Moab; Slickrock Trail Map (free with access fee)
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