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Moab, Utah
Area/Bike Park

Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

Page Type: Area/Bike Park

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.57340°N / 109.55223°W

Trail Type: Cross Country, Downhill, Mountain, BMX/Stunt, Trials, Paved

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter


Page By: Chris

Created/Edited: Oct 9, 2007 / Oct 11, 2007

Object ID: 261891

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Moab, Utah is one the meccas of mountain biking (and many other high adrenaline activities) in the United States. Situated in the southeastern Utah desert, along the banks of the Colorado river, Moab is close to hundreds of miles of amazing mountain biking.

Moab Highlights:
Slickrock Bike Trail - The world famous, epic, amazing Slickrock bike trail is located a short drive or ride from downtown Moab. The trail climbs and descends over exposed sandstone dunes. The name 'slickrock' came from the days of horses sliding on the rock in their metal shoes... mountain bike tires have an amazing ability to stick to some improbably steep climbs!

Poison Spider Mesa Trail
- The Poison Spider Mesa Trail is one of Moab's classics! It's not for faint of heart though, with technical sand, slickrock, and a very nasty, exposed, and technical descent off the Portal Trail. This descent has claimed the lives of at 3 mountain bikers, so use caution!

Porcupine Rim Trail

LaSal Mountains - An oasis in the desert! High alpine peaks that rise to over 12,000 feet, just east of Moab. Amazing summer and fall riding away from the heat of the desert.

24 Hours Of Moab - The country's premiere 24 hour mountain bike race! Over 5000 racers descend on Moab in mid-October for this classic event.

Getting There

From Colorado (Denver):
Take I-70 west to Utah. Continue to Exit 182 (Crescent Junction - no services) and Hwy 191. Take Hwy 191 South towards Moab for 32 miles. Hwy 191 becomes Main street.

From Salt Lake City, UT:
Take I-15 south out of the Salt Lake valley. Follow I-15 to Exit 258 (US Hwy 6/US Hwy 89) toward Manti/Price. Merge onto US 6 and follow US 6 for 127 miles to I-70. Take I-70 east, through Green River to Exit 182. Take Exit 182 (Crescent Junction - no services) and go south on Hwy 191 for 32 miles to Moab. Hwy 191 becomes Main street.

Where to Stay


Arches National Park
The Devil's Campground is located about 18 miles from the entrance to arches (and about 25 miles from downtown Moab).
Delicate Arch
Delicate Arch - Arches National Park

- Open Year-round
- 52 sites (28 may be reserved)
- Flush and Pit Toilets
- Water
- Grills
- Picnic Tables

- $15 per site camp fee
- National Park entrance fee required
- No trailers longer than 30 feet

Canyonlands National Park

Sand Flats Road - 120 Campsites dispersed along Sand Flats Road (the Slickrock Bike Trail is on this road too). Camping is $10.00 per night/per car, up to 5 people. Children under 2 are free.

Lion's Back
Private campground, lots of off-roaders and partying.
Located a couple miles up Sand Flats road, just before the entrance to the Sand Flats Recreation Area

BLM Land
Camping is permitted anywhere on BLM land where not specifically prohibited.


Moab has a wide assortment of lodging. Check the following links for more information:
Moab Central Motel Reservations

Where to Eat:

City Market
425 S Main St
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-5181

Moab has quite a few restaraunts. Here is a small sampling:

Pasta Jays
4 S Main St
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-2900

Eddie McStiffs
59 S Main St
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-6008

Zax Woodfired Pizza
96 S Main St
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-6555

Mondo Cafe (coffee and breakfast)
59 S Main St # 6
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-5551

Please PM me if you have any other recommendations!

Bike Shops

Poison Spider Bicycles
497 N Main St
Moab, UT
(435) 259-7882

Rim Cyclery
94 W 100 N
Moab, UT
(435) 259-5333

Slickrock Cycles
415 N Main St
Moab, UT
(435) 259-1134

Chile Pepper Bike Shop
550 1/2 N. Main Street
Moab, UT
(435) 259-4688

702 S. Main Street
Moab, UT
(435) 259-4688

Acme Bike Shuttle
550 1/2 N Main St
Moab, UT
(435) 260-2534

Top of the World Cyclery
415 N Main St
Moab, UT
(435) 259-4259

Other things to do in Moab

- Whitewater Rafting
- Hiking/Backpacking
- Trail Running
- Rock Climbing
- Camping
- Off Road Driving
- Photography

State and National Parks
- Canyonlands National Park
- Arches National Park
- Dead Horse Point State Park

Special Events

Mountain Bike Races and Events
24 Hours of Moab

Trail/Ultrarunning Events
Moab Red Hot 50k+ - February
Moab Alpine to Slickrock 50 Mile Endurance Run - September