Moab Rim - Trail, Moab, Utah

Moab Rim - Trail, Moab, Utah

DESCRIPTION

A sick climb which will humble any rider. The trail consists of slickrock ledges that basically go straight up. Once at the top, there is a variety of different terrain to ride.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 19, 2007]
aldo16
Cross Country Rider

The initial climb up from the trail head is ridiculous. I would love to see someone actually stay on their bike and ride up atleast 50% of this. You would have to be in extremely good shape and one of the most skilled riders around. If you are into pushing your bike up a 25 degree slick rock face with waist high ledges to climb up, go for it! If you still want to do this, make sure you have plenty of energy. Once you get up top, you get to walk through deep sand pits. I'm pretty much up for most things and am young and in good shape, but this was just not fun for me. Best parts: The view from up top, although I wasn't really enjoying myself by that point, and then the ride down on the steep-ass slick rock, which is actually Moab's downhill racecourse. I would attempt to ride this trail again. I might hike it though. In my opinion its not "riding", it's hiking/ walking with a bike.

Customer Service

fly over it in a plane

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We rode Klondike Bluffs also, which was definitely more mild, but if you are into staying on your bike for an entire ride, its cool. I found that about most of the riding and hyped-up trails in Moab, that unless you are a technical expert, you are walking a lot. Check out Tahoe- lots of smooth windy dirt singletrack - more my style in case you haven't figured that out already.

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2
VALUE
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5
[Dec 27, 2006]
dhamby
Cross Country Rider

Don't waste your time doing this ride anymore. The view of Moab and the surrounding area is great once at the top. However, ALL trails are no closed at the top and the terrain park has been removed. Turns out the property has been sold (BLM?) and the area on top is now closed and being reclaimed. The ride is too short just to ride for a view. Especially, considering all the other rides you can do and get just as good of a view.

Customer Service

Not riding it.

Similar Products Used:

UPS to Porcupine.
Behind the Rocks.
Sovereign.

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1
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5
[Sep 21, 2004]
Cabin Fever
Cross Country Rider

To ride this trail from the parking lot on Kane Creek road up to the top of the rim requires ascending the toughest climb i have ever done. you gain nearly 1000 feet in a mile. you can't really fathom that until you actually start riding the trail and take in it's difficulty. it is a climb that requires brakes, because when you stop to rest, you will roll backwards. however, once you are on top, it is a pretty fun, classic moab-esque terrain - lifts, sand, jeap roads, slickrock, rocky/loose technical sections. if you still have some energy, this stuff will be a fun challenge. however, if you are like me (i did it as an out/back) the first climb sapped most of my strength, and i wasn't very strong on the technical stuff. it made for a not so enjoyable trail, for me. however, it is worth doing simply for the views, and to experience the climb.

Customer Service

uh, yeah`

Similar Products Used:

everything

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3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 27, 1998]
M. Howe

The climb up from the river is simply "heinous". It will beat up the strongest rider. The view after an incredibly long 1 mile climb is worth the effort. The trail turns to a mix of jeep roads, rocky singletrack and even some doubletrack through a meadow.

Customer Service

Start from the parking lot (on the road before the Amassa parking lot. If you are really keen go "out and back", otherwise there is a nasty hike down the ridge to the highway just south of town.

Similar Products Used:

Slickrock, Amassa Back, Porcupine Rim, Flat Pass

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 29, 1998]
BJN

One of my favorite rides, the portage keeps the crowds down. Great exploring in the Behind the Rock area. Petroglyphs and ruins reward riders with sharp eyes and a willingness to hike around. In the springtime, the hanging valleys have purple blooms and orange fields of globe mallow. The descent is great, but make sure your brakes don't squeal or you'll go nuts from the racket.

Customer Service

Note: I had heard that this route had been closed to bikes, but since then I have talked with riders who've done this loop. Check with the BLM or a Moab bike shop for the status.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 30, 1998]
Bart

If it takes you a while to get warmed up then this may kill you. The immediate climb is a bitch but if you ride this as an out and back then your efforts are rewarded greatly. I think this trail may have the longest strch of dirt in all of Moab in one section. After riding through a grassy field you will start weaving around some big rocks and the descent begins. At this point you can either walk out (boo-hiss) or turn around which is recommended so you can scream down the initial ascent. Somebody in our group has always ended up jumping over their handlebars on this descent. There are wonderful crack and ledges that will test your brakes and nerves.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 24, 1999]
Bernie L.

My friends told me this was a serious climb for the first mile. Wow! Take it slow and rest at every chance. Between the altitude(5,000 ft+ and I'm used to sea level), the grade (no let up to the top) and the ledges (just often enough to make sure you can't catch your breath). Then the scenery starts. The variety of cliffs, washes and singletrack is great. Hidden Valley at the far end is a real treat in both directions. A great ride for early in the week. After this hill, nothing is tough. Coming down the hill is also interesting as it is hard to stay slow, but wise to try.

Customer Service

Drive to the trailhead on Kane Creek Road. Ride the trail out and back unless you like carrying your bike on the downhill.

Similar Products Used:

Poison Spider/Portal loop for cross country, Porcupine Rim for downhill, Bartlett Wash for slickrock play.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 21, 1999]
gerald

here's a short description:...it will kill your legs on the way up and your arms on the way down!!!
Do it first thing and then go on to Amassa...then you can call it a day!...unless you combine it with Pritchett canyon( great fun after the sand traps)

Customer Service

ride from town ...and don't get tempted by the new chairlift!!!

Similar Products Used:

well..all the classics: Porcupine, slick, Gemini...

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 18, 2000]
Ben

killer trail! the climb up is gnarly, and once on top there is a slew of rocky steps, slickrock steeps etc. Its all a good time! GREAT singletrack at the end/turnaround point. one of my all time favorite rides...

Customer Service

start on Kane creek road, climb the steeeep climb to the rim, catch your breath and head on down the trail. Go until the singletrack becomes unrideable, (after the sandy straightaway) and then turn back. Skip the loop, out and back is betta

Similar Products Used:

ALL

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 25, 2000]
Mark McCrimmon

Good quick ride...couldn't ride up it as it was too steep and too long. Great watching the Jeepers tackle the climb. We did it simply to say we had done it.

Customer Service

Climb Up, Play on roads up top, Brake down

Similar Products Used:

Porc Rim

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4
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