Pipe Dream

4.13 out of 5
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↑ 300 ft
↓ 900 ft

Out & Back
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Trail Description
About this trail
A North/South route laced between the private property that is the town of Moab and the Moab Ridge standing on the west side of town. Skirting through the rough foothills below the cliffs this trail is built through some improbable terrain. All singletrack, this is classic Moab riding. Full of grade reversals, some steep grades & tight corners. With an amazing amount of rock work and armoring this trail has taken a lot of manual labor to put in. The lush Moab Valley is below you, the spires of Arches N.P. one direction and the snow capped La Salle Mtns the other, there is plenty of scenery to look at. Taking your eyes off of this trail for any length of time in order to check out said scenery is not really advised due to the exposure on most of it. Although very new this trail is quickly becoming a favorite of the local crowd because of its close proximity to town. Can be done as an in & out (double mileage), shuttle or ride the road back for a loop- any way it’s a decent ride.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (15)


August 23, 2016
CFM Epic  
Review: I needed a quick ride to break up the monotony of several hours of driving. This trail was just off the highway so I gave it a go. Glad I did. Just the right amount of interesting terrain and technical challenge to suit me for an hour on the bike. Can't wait to get back and do the sections I missed!


May 2, 2016
Review: Awesome trail, nice and technical. Great singletrack hugging the side of the ridge. Did it as an out and back, close to 10 miles total. 10 miles that you gotta use your brain for. Nice that it's right in town. Went out on a Saturday and saw maybe 5 people. Go for the "no dab" challenge!


April 5, 2016
Review: Being so close to town, Pipe Dream is great for a quick warm up for a week of riding ahead or as an add-on after an epic day elsewhere. Riding from south to north nets an elevation loss, but this is no downhill. Short punchy climbs and tight switchbacks are punctuated with fast, flowy downhill sections.


March 2, 2015
Review: Great hour long pedal from town. Can be ridden either way although riding back towards town is the most fun in my opinion. Some technical spots and good views of Moab. Nice warm up or short ride for the day you get into town or the day you leave.


July 31, 2014
Fit4Life28 Singletrack  
Review: I had a great time on this rough and rocky trail. This was my very first ride in Moab and it definitely wasn't a disapointment. My biggest recomendation would be to not bring your less technical savy Girlfriend to this trail, start her on something a little easier... ooops

World Champ

October 6, 2013
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: Since this is accessible from about a half a dozen points in town, I thought this would be a relatively easy ride. While it's not as rocky as most Moab trails and is actual singletrack and not slickrock, that still doesn't mean this is easy! Steep climbs and descents, sharp switchbacks, a few rocky sections, and some crazy-serious exposure and narrow trail the entire way make for a relatively challenging ride, even if it isn't technical per-se. Awesome views of the La Sals and the town of Moab!


August 24, 2013
jkey6 Gnarly  
Review: This seems like a good trail for those that live in Moab. It is very close to town and meets up with the road at several points. I wouldn't recommend it to someone that is visiting because there are tons of other good trails with better views and isolation (this one just looks over the town). That being said, this trail was built very well and is excellent for a quick fix or if you don't have a car to get out to the more remote trails. As with all Moab trails there is no shade so try to finish before noon or start well into the afternoon, otherwise you will bake.

Granny Gear

April 23, 2013
Gmoney2222 Granny Gear  
Review: Really tech the whole way. Hard to get into the flow but once you do it's sweet!!! A lot of up an down and in and out

Bunny Hop

November 28, 2012
ByronV Bunny Hop  
Review: Great trail. Like the other reviews said you need to keep your eyes on the track but it is a good technical level and a good ride.

Granny Gear

September 26, 2012
newmelle Granny Gear  
Review: Don't under estimate the southend. In general the lines in many spots are not very forgiving. It is nice location close to town with pretty good views. With an intermediate rating a lot of people that consider themselves as intermediate riders will be scratching their heads in humility.

Pipe Dream MTB Trail 4.13 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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