Rim Cyclery

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Moab, UT 84532
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Klondike Bluffs

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Trailhead
Klondike Bluffs, 21 miles north of Moab

Difficulty
Some sections physically challenging, technically easy/moderate

Trail Surface
50% Rocky 4WD road, 50% slickrock

Length
9.5-mile out & back (15 mile out & back from highway)

Elevation @ Trailhead
4700’

Highest Elevation
5400’

Elevation Gain
800’

Season
Ideal in spring or fall; extreme midday heat in July and August. Clay content of trail makes sections impassable when wet. Avoid if forecast calls for rain or snow.

Directions
Drive 17.5 miles north of Moab on Hwy 191 and turn right on Klondike Bluffs Rd. Proceed 3 miles to trailhead on left.

Description
The Klondike Bluffs Trail represents a step up in terms of exertion and skills required, but is still enjoyable for fit novice mountain bikers. The route follows a jeep trail across Moab Member slickrock imprinted with fossilized dinosaur tracks. The jeep trail terminates at the boundary of Arches National Park, where a short hike leads to the top of the bluffs and an impressive viewpoint. The Klondike Bluffs Road is bumpy but maintained for passenger cars (except when wet) and it’s worth driving to the trailhead and skipping the ride on the dirt road. The Baby Steps Loop (see description above) provides an option for those looking for more challenging riding than the Klondike Bluffs Trail.*