Sovereign Single Track

4.15 out of 5
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↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,500 ft
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Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Take the Sovereign 4x4 trail for about a half mile up a sand wash for a half a mile. The single track starts at a marker on the left. This is great Moab single track with a good variety of rocks and sand to negotiate. The trail is very well marked with blue paint on the rocks . You go about 6 miles out then come back on the smae trail. There are no huge climbs or big desents , this is a great ride . I recomend this ride almost as much as the slick rock trail!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  John Fisch   on Oct 2, 2015
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World Champ

October 14, 2015
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: In its current condition, I can only give this 3 out of 5 stars. It could have received a much higher rating without those horid sand pits.


May 2, 2014
blutzski Gramcounter  
Review: While Salt wash/Sovereign use to be one of the best trails in Moab, it has been destroyed by motorcycles. What was once nice hard pack single track has been chewed up into dust. Sovereign seems to have held up better, but Salt wash is terrible.


March 30, 2014
John Fisch Epic  
Review: Outstanding trail with lots of variety--singletrack, slickrock, ups, downs, easy, gnarly. Plenty of air opportunities along the way and the big, unmarked slickrock area at the north end provides a completely free-form, dial your own adventure. There's plenty of climbing along the way, but it goes fast and there's always another amusing stunt waiting around the next corner. You'll share part of this route with motos, but it's still less crowded than any of Moab's more famous routes, yet as much or even more fun.


October 22, 2013
Review: More entertaining to me than slick rock, with half the crowds. The Sovereign proper does "stop" at 6 miles...but this is a network and you can find signs for "Sovereign Singletrack" for days. I did a 25 mile loop the other day and was on singletrack the entire time...just bring a GPS if you plan on doing some adventure riding!


June 12, 2011
Review: I was very surprised at how fun this trail was after several local bike shop riders recommended it to me. I wish this was my 'backyard trail'. Once you do Slickrock and Porcupine, check this out. It is a fun little trail that does take some skillz...

Granny Gear

June 12, 2011
lostrebel Granny Gear  
Review: The way to ride this trail is up SaltMarsh and down Sovereign. this makes about a 12 mile loop. No real difficult grunts but don't kid yourself there is enough to keep you interested in the next downhill.


November 19, 2010
dauw Singletrack  
Review: Very fun trail with a variety of everything except long extended climbs!


July 12, 2010
schmors Gramcounter  
Review: This trail is a blast, my favorite in Moab. Flows very well and has a good amount of fun technical parts with fun steps. Perfect blend of all terrain.

Similar Trail: Slickrock


June 1, 2009
Review: Great Moab riding. Mix of singletrack, slickrock, and sand. Some moderately technical sections, nothing killer. Trail has great flow, good scenery, very well marked. Rode it after SlickRock and had an almost equally good time here. Getting to it is tricky, take Willow Springs (creek?) Rd and keep following it for a while, park at a little shed seemingly in the middle of nowhere.

Granny Gear

July 2, 2008
Fishpilot Granny Gear  
Review: Hit this trail today in the late morning sun, and it was hot. The ride is great, the TH is harder to find than I thought, the description forgets to mention that the road forks 1.5 miles off hwy 191. Go Left and the TH is easy to spot. The first .6 is DT jeep road that is much more fun coming down after the ride. The trail is great with views of Arches NP and La Sal Mtns. The ride is standard Moab, you can hit every drop and step up and make it tough or you can go around 95% of everything and make it fun for everyone. There is a new trail not on the maps that winds throughout this one called salt flats it is marked by green arrows and can be ridden to make this a loop instead of an out and back. Some sand but that just makes your legs stronger, lots of options for upping the ante by straying from the trail. But don't splash through the puddles or hit any crust, there is plenty of rock for a day of fun!

Sovereign Single Track MTB Trail 4.15 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.
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