Level: Beginner
Length: 35 mi (56.3 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +651/352 ft
Total: 18 riders
 

Mountain Biking Arches NP Main Road

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#363 of 691 mountain bike trails in Utah
#10937 in the world

This is the main road through Arches National Park. Road is paved (chipseal). Most people drive through, but this makes a beautiful cycle ride. As with any riding in Moab, you must start early (dawn) during the summer months to avoid the heat. This is not a flat trail. Water is only available at the visitors center and at the turnaround point. Make sure to refill at the turnaround as you will use more water on the way back because of the increased heat.

The mileage can be extended by going on side routes to other viewpoints. If you are riding a mountain bike, there are two sets of 4x4 trails in the park that can be explored. One is clearly marked on the Arches NP maps and is simple gravel road with a spur that is more challenging. The second begins at the Delicate Arch viewpoint and quickly goes off park property. It is a rougher gravel road that only modified 4x4s can handle.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
2 miles north of Moab, UT. Follow the clear signs to the Arches National Park. Park in the visitor center lot for the most strenuous ride. Park one mile up the road at the parking lot for the Park Avenue trail for slightly less strenuous ride.
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  • Beaker
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    Why is this reviewed on SINGLETRACKS? It is a ROAD! If you are in Arches with a mountain bike riding the main road in the NP, and not on some of the epic Moab trails then you have a big problem. Sell your mountain bike and go to Wal-Mart to buy yourself a road bike.

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  • jfigel76
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    All paved road with little shoulder and no dirt. Pretty scenic area and the only major climb is near the entrance. I did not bike this, I drove the entire length in my car. Great road ride, mountain bike? Not so much.

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