The Whole Enchilada

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Intermediate
26
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 4,400 ft
7,453
elevation (ft)

Shuttle
Trail Description
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....
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: Any chance to ride it around October 12th -Guest

A: Maybe only from Hazard Co. Burro Pass will likely have snow. Call Poison Spider bikes for the info

Guest answered on September 24, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: is this doable in mid-April? -Rabbit88

A: Not a chance. Check with a local shop to get current info, but the LaSals will still be under plenty of snow. Porcupine Rim will definitely be a go and probably LPS. If you're lucky, you may get to to UPS as well, but anything above that almost certainly not be ready.

John Fisch answered on April 17, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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System Trails (4)
Porcupine Rim
Burro Pass
UPS And LPS
Hazard County
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Reviews (37)
 

World Champ


September 28, 2017
 
Review: At the time of writing this, the singletracks description shows The Whole Enchilada as an intermediate trail of 26 miles... I rode 34 miles from the trailhead back to northern Moab. It needs advanced riding skills - it's not an intermediate trail. And you need to be fit and hardened up with lots of recent riding - this trail throws sustained juddery, rocky, technical riding at you for nearly 30 miles. The trail and the scenery varies with each passing mile. The panoramas are stunning and often other-worldly. It's a magical trail but there is one long section of bumpy double-track that does become tiresome. You will have forgotten it by the time the Colorado River comes into view way below as you ride around a cliff face before descending to the road.

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Trailblazer

July 24, 2017
stillfat Trailblazer  
 
Review: Yes, it's what everyone says. Don't be fooled by the elevation profile - it's not like 4 lift serviced rides strung together or the Downieville Downhill. A lot of work, consistent moderate technical riding, and mid-day scorching desert heat when you drop into Porcupine Rim. Save some extra water, food, sugar for this section especially if riding in summertime. I saw more than a couple riders unprepared for this.

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Granny Gear

July 5, 2017
stritz Granny Gear  
 
Review: After going to Moab 4 years earlier for the Whole Enchilada and breaking my heel while rock climbing and before doing WE, it was satisfying to finally check this off my list. On July 2, 2017, myself and 2 buddies rolled into Moab and rode WE bottom to top and bottom again. We rode out of Moab on about 22 mikes of pavement before the final 10 miles of gravel and about 1-2 miles of Singletrack. The top is over 11,000 and In the mid-40's. All snow was melted from the trail but some was still where drifts had accumulated. The trail starts with some steep descents down Burrow Pass. The rest of the trail features everything from slick rock to gnarly rocky sections to awesome dirt through aspen groves. There were a couple of hike a bikes for non-technical riders from Michigan. Views were outstanding. Temperature at the bottom was pushing upper 90 degrees. Hydration is a challenge when not using the shuttle service. Fortunately we brought a water filter and refilled our bottles at a mountain streams. You pass over a few of them near the top. Ended up with 63 miles and 8,500 feet of elevation climb. This trail was an absolute blast and has some riding for everyone.

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Singletrack


May 22, 2017
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
 
Review: This is my personal best trail. I rode it few years ago and haven't found better place to ride yet. Over 20 miles of sweet downhill with great views. What could be better?!

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Gramcounter

October 12, 2016
 
Review: One of the epics. From high alpine forest to desert landscape. No other trail in the world like it. Its also a real mountain bike trail. Ive seen more carnage done to bikes on this trail than any other. The trail will wear on rider and bike and that is one of the reasons I love it so much. It really is an epic. One of my all time favorites.

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Granny Gear

August 30, 2016
 
Review: I am astounded at all of the positive reviews on this trail. With so many other choices in Moab (Captain Ahab), I don't understand the attraction. Granted, the beauty and variety are remarkable, but the riding is inferior. After the two times I have done it, I had to go to the dentist to reattach fillings jarred loose by the trail. It beats you to death. UPS and LPS are welcome relief to the pounding. My riding buddies agree, if you do the Whole Enchilada, you are missing far better rides in Moab.

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Granny Gear

August 29, 2016
 
Review: 7k of descent from Buro Pass to the Colorado River not 4400! I have done it twice and loved every bit of it. I November I found the stream crossings at the upper elevations to be icy. Pack some good snacks and don't forget the GoPro! This ride is epic!

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Granny Gear


August 23, 2016
Rock-It Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail has a little bit of everything, to include the weather. Trail is about 28 miles long 5mile ride back to town so take some friends to ride along and pack lots of water. Highly ecommend it if you're in Moab.

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Granny Gear

April 4, 2016
uhmtb Granny Gear  
 
Review: super fun rode back in 2014

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Gramcounter

March 26, 2016
 
Review: This is a ride everyone should do at least once. I've done it 1.75 times, so to speak. The first we got a late start and skipped Burro Pass, but the second we did the whole thing. The ride has everything, what more can you say...

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The Whole Enchilada MTB Trail 4.78 out of 5 based on 37 ratings. 37 user reviews.
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