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Level: Advanced
Length: 3.3 mi (5.3 km)
Surface: 4x4 Trail
Configuration: Connector
Elevation: +11/139 ft
Total: 29 riders
 

Mountain Biking Gold Bar Rim

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#116 of 693 mountain bike trails in Utah
#2,835 in the world

Jeep trail that has sand and many step ups. Follow the signs and cairns. Follow the blue dots, or the Gold Spike jeep trail after you reach the rim. You can connect this trail to Poison Spider or Portal Trail for a one-way shuttle.

First added by dauw on Mar 13, 2007. Last updated May 5, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Moab, take HWY 191 north to 5(?) miles. Trail is on the right (west).
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Open (on May 9, 2011)
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  • jfigel76
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    Did most of this trail as part of a shuttle ride, Magnificent 7. It is an out and back, uphill to the lookout and mostly downhill back. Nice tecnical challeges and I had to dismount a few times too many. First time on a 5G demo bike.

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  • Corey Maddocks
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    I rode this by parking at the bottom of Gemini Bridges road and the climb was not nearly as bad as I anticipated.

    This is mostly fireroad and slickrock. There are definitely some challenging spots but even any internediate rider can handle it by doing a few hike-a-bikes. The scenery is worth it!

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  • BobinConifer
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    Fun ride that makes a great loop when coupled with the Portal Trail. I rode this in late May 07 with 3 riders that were much stronger than I was so I got gassed prety hard. It's a good x-country style ride for Moab with some flat riding (watch out for lots of sand) and then some long steady climbs on mixed slickrock and loose rock/sand. Nothing too technical but some fun steep slickrock climbs that will test your balance and some challenging multiple step drops. I rode this on my hard tail Lightspeed and it was the wrong bike for sure. In fact thats the wrong bike for Moab period. Although later I rode Upper Porcupine with a bunch of locals and one of them schooled just about every one of our large group on a hard tail WITH NO FRONT SHOCK!!!!

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