The Whole Enchilada

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26
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↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 8,200 ft
7,453
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About this trail
This trail encompasses several trails including Burro Pass, Hazard County, and Porcupine Rim. You start out at 10000ft, and climb about another 1400 to Burro Pass, then the downhill insanity starts. Thru wooded forests, Aspen Pine lands, creeks, then down open prairie land and thru miles of technical really fast, crazy steep and slippery single track until you get to the Upper and lower Porcupine sections, then you finally end up at the Colorado River. This is the most technically diverse and by far the most fun ride I have ever done. I don't believe you could find one ride that has it all like this does.Took about 5 hours, but we stopped a lot for pictures, scenery, and just to in general take it all in. Amazing ride....
added by JackPompanoBeachGramcounter August 19, 2009
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (4)
System Trails (4)
Porcupine Rim
Burro Pass
UPS And LPS
Hazard County
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Reviews (16)
 


March 31, 2015
 
Review: So sick. Nonstop fun with lots of drops and gnarly technical sections

Similar Trail: Mag 7

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March 20, 2015
 
Review: Epic!!

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March 20, 2015
 
Review: Just wow, my favorite ride. This trail has everything. First a hike a bike to the top of the mountain pass, only about 1-2 miles. After that a steep grade descent down shale rocks following a creek, with a few crossings, there is a few set of climbs in this section so expect it, but its pretty and filled with Aspens. Next you hit a campsite, just go straight through it and take the dirt road to connect to Hazard county. A short climb into cow fields, with some small jumps and Berms. Next UPS and LPS, I forgot when I switch over in this section because you're flying through it, All downhill and it's when it starts to get arid. This is where you hit the canyon wall with the spectacular view, and the famous photo op. The trail turns into rocks and drops at this point. For a while take a jeep trail, but it's not bad as there's plenty of rocks and small drops through there. This is where I popped my tubeless tire, it just happened to start raining and I sat in a cactus. Then the final part Porcupine rim. A lot of sections that are exposed with questionable rocks and bumps that make most walk parts. After riding through that, you take a maybe 5 mile downhill ride to Moab. Get out there early and you can't have enough water, I had a 3L Camel back and 2 water bottles and I was out of water by the time I hit Porcupine. In the summer it's 45 degrees at burro pass and 90 at porcupine.

Similar Trail: For it's diversity nothing, But the lower half is like every trail near moab, All rock, the upper half is like colorado trails.

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November 27, 2014
 
Review: 7,000ft of descent through huge variation of ecosystems, climate and trail type. How can that not be 5 stars? EPIC!

Similar Trail: Maybe some stuff in Peru that can compete with the vertical but not the variation in ecosystems, climate, views or variety of trail type.

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December 1, 2014
 
Review: Sep & Oct best months. Burro Pass is 11,200ft so usually has snow from Nov-Apr. Moab is 4,000ft and friggin hot in Summer. You can start at various lower points which extends the season. Check with local bike shops for shuttle drops and conditions but unlikely to have much open Dec-Mar (try Sedona in those months).

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December 1, 2014
 
Review: What would be the best month to ride it? It's about a 10hr drive.

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October 22, 2014
 
Review: One of the highlights of our recent trip to Moab, Out Coyote Shuttle bypassed Burro and we started at Hazard County. 1075' 0f climbing and 6037' od descending. 3 60 year old advanced riders who had tons of fun, we rode over and had a look at the Notch then walked down as I suspect all but the 1% riders do. Everything else was ride able. I don't mind missing the Burro Pass climb. Going back next year with the wives. they should be able to ride all but a few of the ledges. Not to be missed.

Similar Trail: For distance it's about like Flagline (Mt Bachelor) back to Bend. Scenery wise there is nothing like it that I've seen.

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October 20, 2014
 
Review: This is a must do bucketlister for anyone who claims to be an MTBer.

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August 9, 2014
 
Review: I rode this on my hardtail and had a lot of fun which makes me believe that anything is fun on a hardtail. Regardless, this is my favorite trail and I've ridden many trails across the US. There is a good climb at the beginning in Burro pass but it's probably one of only 2 climbs, the rest is a downhill paradise or relatively downhill. It's not the most technical ride I've ever done (Pilot Rock in Pisgah is) but it's still pretty technical. Fantastic views and great single and doubletrack; this is why I mountain bike.

Similar Trail: If Monarch Crest and Captain Ahab trails had a baby

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May 11, 2014
 
Review: Epic beyond belief, don't believe all the wimps saying its to technical to be fun. They just aren't experienced enough and got in over their heads. I started this ride with a group of 16 guys and only 3 of us made it the whole way. Definitely not for the inexperienced.

Similar Trail: Nothing on this planet

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March 12, 2014
 
Review: Mixed feelings about this trail... if you're in Moab JUST to mtn. bike, then absolutely hit up this big long mix of trails. But when I'm down there I like to rock climb and canyoneer as well, so it's too long. Having said that I did do it once and it was definitely worth it. I rate it a 4 because of the Porcupine Rim section (you can see my separate review on such) which, while fantastic, wasn't a perfect experience. But I do love the La Sal mountain/starting portion of this trail. A couple spots are almost un-bikable and most people will have to walk, but that kind of adds to the experience in a way. I normally like to go to Moab pretty early in the year (like March)--I can't remember exactly when I did this trail, but I do remember encountering some snow at the beginning, so keep that in mind and maybe hit this trail up more towards May or June. Remember, it's Moab yes, but this trail starts high in the mountains. Which is why it's so great! So much diversity in terrain and scenery and style. Definitely do this trail... if you have the time.

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October 1, 2013
 
Review: Try it out if ya' have the time. Best mix of terrain variety I have ever experienced on one trail system.

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The Whole Enchilada MTB Trail 4.77 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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I Ate The Whole Enchilada in Moab
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