Klondike Bluffs

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50
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Intermediate

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↑ 5,300 ft
↓ 4,900 ft
4,713
elevation (ft)
5.4
avg mph
186
ridden
29
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2:18
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
3.81 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Greg Heil World Champ on December 31, 2002
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The Klondike Bluffs area is now a complex trail system featuring a myriad arrangement of 4x4 roads and singletrack/slickrock bikes-only trails. These trails climb the sides of the valley that features a dry wash in the bottom, and they extend for miles in all directions. For more information on each trail, click on the sublistings linked below.
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System Trails (17)
Nome
Agate Loop
Baby Steps
Ekg
Mega Steps
Little Salty
Alaska Trail
Miner's Loop
Dino Flow
Inside Passage
Jurassic
UFO
Jasper Loop
Klondike Bluffs 4x4 Road
Midline
Chilkoot Pass
Homer
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tarheelmountainbiker on September 6, 2014
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Review: A great warm up for Slickrock. Nice steady climb to the top. Don't get in a hurry and miss the little hike to Arches; it is well worth it. Great fun descending.

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Phillychris498 on July 18, 2014
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Review: Cool trail system!

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goodies4uall on July 18, 2014
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Review: Wow. Highly recommend doing the 1/2 mile hike to the Klondike Bluffs. It is a view of a lifetime. Plus makes a great place for lunch. Few shaded areas on top. Also has a few dinosaur footprints on the way up that are very well marked.

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Emily Pensinger on June 29, 2014
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Review: There's a single track trail out of the parking lot, to the left, I think it's called inner passage? It's rated more difficult than the jeep road, but it's much less sandy. If you take the single track you can avoid some of the most frustrating parts of the sand and save your legs and I think anything is less difficult than deep sand. Really wish I'd have known about that on my way out.

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Greg Heil on May 9, 2014
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Review: While maybe back in the day this used to just be a flat dirt road ride, now this area is an absolutely massive trail system of interconnected dirt singletrack, slickrock sections, and more. Some of the trails here are challenging, but there are plenty of beginner-friendly and lower intermediate difficulty trails that keep things interesting while offering some cool views--it's something of a rarity to find such great beginner trails in Moab, and my wife definitely appreciated them. If you like shredding more technical trails, there are several of those here as well.

All in all, this is an excellent trail system, and I hope to explore more of it the next time I'm in Moab!

Similar Trail: Moab Brand Trails

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koakks on March 10, 2014
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Review: Really enjoyed this trail system. There was plenty of slick rock areas with technical spots and great climbs. I enjoyed this system!

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mc625569 on November 10, 2013
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Review: Decent Slickrock trails, if you are new to moab or not confident with your slickrock skills, this network is fun. THe new additions they've made are quite lackluster, basically just piles of construction dirt, agate and jasper trails, really arent trails at all. Not sure why the built those

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kuala_tahan on October 22, 2013
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Review: This is actually a great network. I had never ridden it because of not-terrific reviews, but I had a blast. Good mix of trails - slickrocky-type stuff, fun desert singletrack, good views, some real fast fun downhills, couple little drops to hit. Good trail for a second ride of the day or on the way out of town. Rode Dinoflow, to Baby Steps (one part of it) to some Baby Steps singletrack (my favorite of the day, little techie, real fun) to UFO (OK, better ridden the other direction probably) to Little Sandy (I think? going down it was a ton of fun) back to DinoFlow down to Inner Passage to finish it off.

Similar Trail: Sovereign, Slickrock

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wrestle203 on August 30, 2012
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Review: Good ride overall. one of our riders broke his forks. trails were very sandy

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tcbroncs on August 20, 2012
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Review: Nice ride along some sandy and some slick rock. Watch for dinosaur tracks in the rock. Park your bike at the top and check out the views overlooking Arches. Pretty spectacular. We rode this on our last day in Moab heading out of town.

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vbeckman74 on December 25, 2011
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Review: Klondike is seemingly short, but it is fast and awesome. We did it as the sun set after a long drive from CO Springs. It's a good warm up or short ride if you've been hammering in Moab for a few days.

Similar Trail: Bartlett Wash

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AK_Dan on October 12, 2011
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Review: The trails in this network have also adopted the marking system of painted lines on the slickrock. Here they have been color coded by trail; Klondike Bluffs; White. Baby Steps; Blue. Mega Steps; Green. Little Salty; Yellow. EKG; Orange.

* Review edited 10/12/2011

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david_darling on July 27, 2011
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Review: The family ride. Just a nice scenic stroll through the desert. Gotta take Baby Steps when you get there. Nice views of Arches NP. A good ride when you want something tame.

Similar Trail: Monitor & Merrimac

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GimmeAraise on June 14, 2011
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Review: great trail, My suggestion is to take the trail up and then take baby steps down. You will need a map to figure out where baby steps is. Its well worth it, especially when busy there are so may people going up its kinda annoying!

* Review edited 6/14/2011

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maddslacker on March 14, 2011
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Review: This is a scenic and fun trail accessible to riders with reasonable skill and fitness. It is definitely not as hardcore as some of the other Moab trails. The trail starts as a fireroad and after several miles opens out onto a slanted sheet of slickrock, with the trail marked by paint spts on the rock. There is a lot of stuff to mess around on in this section, as well as dinosaur tracks in the rock. After the slickrock is more fireroad which leads to either the trailhead of BabySteps or a short hike into Arches NP. The hike is short and WELL worth it. There is a bike rack at the end of the trail where the hike starts.

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John Fisch on October 8, 2007
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Review: Lots of slickrock, but rather uninteresting compared to the rest of Moab. Lots of Jeeps, which is actually kind of amusing, watching 4WD novices get in over their heads. In the end, the jeeps are more interesting than the trail. Novices could have fun on this non-threatening slickrock, but even that's limited. The scenery is good, especially if you hike into the national park from the gate at the top of the ride.

Similar Trail: Porcupine Rim Slickrock Trail

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abharper on June 8, 2007
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Review: I am still kind of new to mountain biking and this was my favorite trail while in Moab. The climb up was fun but not too challenging. And the hike in the park was beautiful. Bring a change of shoes and a lock. The dinosaur footprints are cool, too!

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Rebus on January 29, 2007
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Review: This is a good Moab starter trail. The drive out to the main trailhead is fun too. The trail is a pretty decent climb up a slickrock hill and has some very awesome views of Arches and Courthouse Pasture (Monitor/Merrimac trail). I didn't really realize how steep the trail actually was until I was headed back down. By the time I got to the bottom, my rotors were glowing. It's a fun trail, but not very challenging. If you need an introductory course on slickrock riding, this is the place to go.

* Review edited 5/18/2007

Similar Trail: Monitor/Merrimac

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Lancefan on December 2, 2006
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Review: This trail isn't that challanging but the views are great and it is fun to ride on the sliclrock. P.S. Once you first get on the single track, and then make the left turn, the cairns ar Dinasaur tracks.

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videl_majin_cold45 on October 29, 2006
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Review: Klondike Bluffs is the first trail that I have ridden in Moab. I'm from North Carolina and have never rode on any slickrock before so this was a good experience for me. The trail starts out with a steady uphill climb to the edge of Arches National Park. Hike out to the bluffs, the view is well worth it. Ride back down the rock or go for the singletrack. The singletrack is somewhat technical with loose sand and some good boulder climbs. A+

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odogtriever on May 11, 2006
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Review: Good intro to Moab area. If you are an accomplished rider, like a technical challenge, skip this ride. If you have a week, its a good off day ride.

Similar Trail: Moniter & Merrimack

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worldventure_rider on October 5, 2005
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Review: The other reviews say it all. I'll only add that I took my wife and daugher on this ride - both beginners - and they handled it fine, with stops to rest. It's a great place to expose people to slickrock and Moab riding. The hike at the end is for sure worth it.

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epoderom on July 16, 2005
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Review: Worth it for the view out over arches, given a six for the view

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IdRyder on September 22, 2004
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Review: Oppssss! I've ridden here...but, I made a mistake. My review was for Bartlett Wash. Durrrr.....Sorry

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IdRyder on September 22, 2004
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Review: Plain and simple riding. This is thee "Slickrock Playground"....not limited to riding carins, you can go anywhere. Tons-a-fun! Make it as long/short/easy/difficult as you want. It's a great place to ride

Similar Trail: Porcupine Rim

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BarDev on September 7, 2004
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Review: We rode Klondike Bluffs on our second day at Moab, after doing Slick Rock. We didnít start at raod 191, we drove in for a couple of miles where the trail entered the creek bed. The first part of the trail was sandy and hard to ride through, but not too long. The trail is mostly up hill on slick rock. The ride down is great. I recommend what Greg said about stashing your bike and hiking into Arches, this way to cool. If youíre tired from previous rides and need something easier this is a great trail.

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Klondike Bluffs MTB Trail 3.81 out of 5 based on 26 ratings. 26 user reviews.
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