May 2, 2014
Bring your beginner friends to this trail who are ready to transition into intermediate rides. Ride it from Gemini Bridges down to the Hwy 313 switchback. 7 UP Trail presents stretches of singletrack for newer riders to be challenged and then the rider can mentally rest on the wider two track, plus you can talk technique in the wide sections. I think of this a fun, satisfying social ride.
I parked at Gemini Rd & Hwy 313 junction. Rode one way. Took a bike lock along and locked my bike to a sign at the switchback and hitched back to my vehicle. Enabled a fast morning ride. Good opportunity for the rest of your carload to ride the wide shoulder of Hwy 313 and the Canyon Pathway back to Moab. You could even hookup at Brand system before returning completely to town.