Stats for SlickRock
Flats Recreation Area
Season: Usually from March through November,
the spring and fall months are the most popular. Snow
usually covers the trail from late December through
February. The summer mid-day temperatures
can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Number of Trails:
Length: 12 miles including practice loop
Terrain: Advanced (Physically difficult,
Description: One of the most popular
mountain bike trail in the world, boasting over 100,000
visitors per year. First timers might consider following
the 2.3 mile practice loop before tackling the entire
trail. You must pay a small fee to enter the Sand Flats
Driving Directions: The trailhead is
on Sand Flats Road 2.3 miles from the intersection of
the Sand Flats Road and Mill Creek Drive in Moab.
Biking Directions: The routes
of both the main trail and the practice loop are indicated
by painted white dashes. Trail intersections are also
painted on the rock. Several portions of the main trail
are marked with yellow dashes where the trail follows
narrow ledges or abrupt drop-offs. Riders are cautioned
to be especially careful at these locations and anywhere
else the trail approaches a cliff, changes grade, or
crosses rutted rock.
For riders with less experience, the practice
loop begins at the top of the first rings, about 0.2
miles north of the trailhead, and returns to that point
via a segment of the main trail.
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