Slickrock, Moab, UT

Ahhhh, Slickrock.  Considered to be one of the best and most unique mountain biking trails in the world, your tires grip the sandpaper-like sandstone perfectly, making it possible to ride angles you never thought possible.  

Even though it’s only 10 miles long, the steep ups and downs are an aerobic workout that can tax even the most fit.

You’ll see Jeep tours scaring the s*^t out of their passengers.

You can ride the loop in either direction.  Lately, I’ve been riding counter-clockwise for a different perspective on the Colorado.  

Colorado River below
Colorado River below

However, having ridden in both directions several times, I do think clockwise is best for the long beautiful descent from the peak at mid-point.

When you do get near the peak, you’ll have a chance to go slightly off trail for great picture taking opportunities.

La Sals in distance
La Sals in distance
North Moab in distance
North Moab in distance

There is a 2.3 mile Practice Loop for folks to try out and get a taste.  Cris ran that portion while Kyle and I rode the main loop.

Bring lots of water and sunscreen, particularly in the late spring, summer and early fall.  You’ll also need to pay a fee to enter the Sand Flats rec area.

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