OP if I'm understanding you correctly you're looking to ride from Dove Creek to Slickrock via the route on Road 10. — The first rule is stay relaxed. 10mi, A must do!! 1,393' Down Super punchy! 11h 00m, hot and sunny. Descending on slickrock: As you roll over the top of your climb check the downside. — 1h 49m, Damn! There are other ridable slickrock layers, like the top of the ledgy Kayenta, the cap of the Morrison, and some portions of the Wingate, but the layers mentioned above will keep us busy enough for now. You need to be able to cleanly clear the saddle and swing back behind it without snagging your shorts or wobbling. Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. Original review by Bruce in May 1998. — Fun but hard, I get that it is world famous, but I think there are better trails out there. — I thought I was in for a treat at that first 2 foot drop, but the whole thing was pretty pedestrian. too hot and long to finish. 2h 00m, so much cardio Anything that keeps you from banging a pedal is what you want. 12mi The Moab Entrada Slickrock Tongue is the cream of slickrock surfaces in the area and comprises most of the rides in the Rainbow Rocks area and the off-limits psychedelic rollies in Arches National Park. 10.7mi, Create Recommended Route or 11mi In the sand don't give up! Very steep. Descending on slickrock: As you roll over the top of your climb check the downside. … I grin when I remember how good it was. 2h 20m, so dope! You'll come to the, The rock is Navajo Sandstone: 200 million year old petrified sand dunes from the, First time on trail and definitely first time on that much steep slick rock. Look for tiny ledges that you can ride on, but don't let your tire slip off of one of these little platforms. in 1986 we branched out to belize, kayaking and camping along the barrier reef. Gearing is usually set to come on solid on the upside, while gravity will control your speed and momentum on the downside. Dreamride scouts its exotic rides using a helicopter combined with follow up ground scouting. 10h 18m, Different, smooth & slippery 3h 00m, 1 practice loop and the main loop It begins as an out-and-back, but it has a large loop on the end of the out-and-back section. Swing up and back, up and back, until it is a smooth motion that does not effect your line. — If you like riding slickrock then you have to check this out! From the trailhead, you have the option to ride the Slickrock Practice Loop, a warm up loop which is fun to add on to the ride … 17.5 km First Annual “Art for Trails” event comes off without a hitch. lots of UP short donws. It can be very dangerous to ride Navajo slickrock in winter! Think about it--a negative berm with a drop-off on one side as high as 200 feet. • 8.3mi, 10.1mi But many MANY "not-very-good" bikers ride this trail, with many short hikes over the tough spots. The good news is that you have lots of traction. — 3h 45m, Really great condition, the cool wind made this ride perfect. 871' Up The Slickrock Bike Trail is only 12 miles long and can prove absolutely exasperating. 265.6 m Up It is not a boring dirt path trail ride! 2h 57m, Mind blowing. From town, take 400 West off of Main Street. tough short steep climbs. no fun. It was another great day in Moab. Bring water and a camera - it's GORGEOUS! Read the SAND SKILLS SECTION to gain understanding of how to deal with deep sand in these transitions. Trail. Navajo Sandstone is generally smooth and rolling due to its support by the Kayenta Sandstone layers beneath, which act much like mylar layers in a bullet proof vest, absorbing the weight of the Navajo with layer upon layer of thin, hard sandstone. Dreamride is the only tour company to hold a permit, or even know about, this particular area. Riders using shoes and pedals with "clipless" cleats should be good at escaping the pedals … If you go over the bars, you weren't far enough back. and 1 other. • — — I turned around after a few miles because I… 12h 00m. throughout the years, slickrock adventures has grown into a leader in adventure sport ecotourism. Go straight through the stopsign and follow the … 1,342' Up 13h 49m, My legs cramped PLEASE don't bring your dog - the burning hot sandstone surface tears away their paw pads, leaving them raw and bloody halfway through the ride. 424.69 m Down, 10.8 mi The main trail is a 2 mile trail out to an additional 6 mile loop. improvements Bring tools and lots of water + a camera ! 1,336' Down Dreamride does this for the film industry as well. Plan to take adequate water, food, a small bike repair kit, headlamp and a jacket. The Slickrock Trail is rated high technical difficulty and high aerobic requirement. Navajo Sandstone trails such as the Moab Slickrock Trail and Poison Spider Mesa are the traditional haunts of the thousands of mountain bike tourists who come to Moab every season. The injury of choice on slickrock is a broken hip caused by using too much rear brake and not weighting it properly. We have a couple of spots where these almost purple layers present riders with the opportunity to ride in solitude, see a petrified forest, and maybe take off a couple of layers of skin. — 5,701' Down 864' Up 10.7mi. Amazing trail! — 3h 00m, Sandy waiting. The Sand Flats Recreation Area (SFRA) near Moab, Utah is a nationally significant public lands treasure at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. • 5,697' Up Slickrock is a lollipop style trail. Lamanai is an incredible Mayan archaeological site in a tropical rain forest setting in the interior of Belize. This is the dangerous point and you should practice on easy transitions and work your way up to the steeps. The front brake is your best friend. 3h 30m. Funnnnnnesssss!!! Some transitions on slickrock will have deep cuts at the very bottom made by water erosion. Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office, 16.0 mi 3h 13m, Cactus incident Stay upright and pump away until your rear tire hits rock. SANDSTONE SURFACES: Around Moab we have a number of varieties of sandstone to ride on. You do not want to cause your tires to break loose in the least. — Slickrock is a deeply challenging ride. fell and slid down a rock face. Moab, Slickrock – Advanced Route – 2-5+ hours. 9.9mi Bring lots of water, avoid hot days, and come early or late in the day to avoid crowds. Had just an unreal time. 2h 32m, I ran out of WATER!!! Hard, but satisfying. The Rico and Moencopi layers are home to some of the some gritty sandpaper rides, but at Dreamride we know of no other bikers who ride these layers. Although the trail is not particularly challenging in a technical sense, the steep climbs and lack of shade can make it a physically challenging ride. 238.35 m Up Moderately steep. • Remember: You do not want to fall on slickrock! — 3h 00m, clear skies, crisp morning, if your part of the tribe, let's hear ya!!!!!! 10.7mi — Sidehills: Of all slickrock skills, this is the most important due to the fact that while performing it you are usually in a situation that is most extreme. Gorgeous vi Like a 12 round fight with Mike Tyson! now keep in mind I've written all over Utah and Arizon… The white dots are easy to follow. 10.7mi • Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and Watch for bits of sand on the upslope and if the sand at the bottom of the transition is wet, WATCH OUT. — Yes, it's a fun ride, but it's more of a novelty than anything else. This is a great trail for all levels of off-roading. From graded roads to singletrack trails, you can choose a new adventure for each day of your visit… and your … 10.7mi Avoid tires with any kind of siping. Very very scenic and legendary It is not fun for everyone — at least, not if you hate walking your bike uphill, which I still find myself doing at times when I’m on the trail. So sick!!! • — A must! 0h 59m, Amazing ride. Slickrock Bike Trail This 10.5-mile loop crosses a scenic and rugged expanse of rolling Navajo Sandstone , the remnant of an ancient desert environment of wind blown sand dunes. Something else? Tread is OK as long as it is carved INTO the tire, not raised ridges like the Ritchey Moabite slick that has a thin line of siping along the outside. 11mi. Steep. 2182 US-191. 9.3mi Be gentle and lower yourself until you barely touch the knobs. — 12.2mi, 1600 ft of gain. Spam? If you're up for 10 more miles of slickrock, turn right for the full loop. needed more water. This takes a bit of leg strength. — Throw sand into the equation and you have the makings of high comedy and maybe severe Search and Rescue tragedy. • 1h 26m, Didn't have time for full loop. Glad I listened to the people at the Chili Pepper bike shop and went early in the morning and not in the afternoon! Practice this skill on the flats before you try it on a steep section of trail. The next morning we took advantage of the slow motel wifi to look at 3h 30m, Russ and I rode in Jeep tour on Utah 5 National Park RV Trip. Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. — 13mi 1h 00m, yes Digging that rear tire in at the right moment makes all the difference. Amazing views however, Must ride if you were in Moab hit it early in your trip because you’ll need the power, 10.5mi Speed is your friend on some transitions where momentum can carry you out of the gully, but on severe and steep transitions speed can combine with poor weighting to throw you out of control at the most crucial point. Slickrock is demanding and rewarding. Transitions: At the bottom of the steeps are abrupt rock g-outs and deep sand. Nov 5, 2009: First Annual “Art for Trails” event comes off without a hitch. 2h 30m, Solo sesh, met Ty at end of trail with 2 year old strapped to frame haha, Steep. Some riders prefer the middle ring and largest cog in the rear, others want that granny gear, but it is always a judgment call to maintain speed and momentum. 28.2 km Front braking in a sandy transition is not a good idea at all. For those with the ability and will to take on the endeavor, it can be a joy. — — Left 7:30am. After completing the 6 mile loop, return on the same 2 mile trail. Matt, Chad, and Mike ride a typical section of trail. Practice (mit Christoph) — If you are behind the saddle on a downhill, both brakes grab. You'll rejoin the Slickrock Trail around the 3/4 mile mark. Turn right onto Mill Creek Rd. Filmed & edited… awesome challenging ride. 1737.71 m Down, 17.5 mi • It's unlike most other types of mountain biking trails. As you enter the transition your weight will still be at the back of the bike. The Moab area offers tremendous diversity for motorcycle trail riding. 5h 00m, In one word: overrated. It will stick to your tire and traction will vanish when you throw on the horsepower. Rode out and back to overlook. 2182 US-191, Moab, UT 84532, USA. :), 10.5mi Continue along the dashed line as it winds up and over more low fins and across sandy washes back towards the main trail, with a number of short but steep climbs and drops. 10.7mi 4mi A high plain of Rarely do you leave your easiest gears and "spin" at an easy cadence. — 11mi 9.1mi You should bike it at sunset to enjoy the scenery. — 159.5 km Dreamride offers photos and descriptions of, and day tours in SPECIAL SLICKROCK AREAS. Recent Examples on the Web Hiking through the trail’s constant parade of bends, nooks, rockfalls and slickrock slopes never feels contrived and complements the natural rhythm of the land. The Entrada is home to dangerous dropoffs and vertical exposure, as with the Navajo, but Entrada rides generally require a faith in your skills and equipment that is tantamount to religion. — If your wheels are slipping, you ain't doing it right. This is about an injury or accident 13.4 km As your front wheel reaches the bottom of the hill keep the weight back, shifting forward with the transition. 10.7mi The bad news is that momentum can sometimes be your worst enemy. Harder climbs than I remember. 9.3mi The ups and downs are steep for sure. I have 1366 ft. 263.42 m Down. The entire trail is very exposed and very crowded. 7mi, I lived on the Grand Junction area for 8 years and finally did this ride for the first time. There are also greenish layers that are downright dangerous, slippery when dry, snot slimy when wet. Take advantage of this expertise with a SLICKWEEK VACATION. NOTES ON RIDING THE SLICKROCK TRAIL: Persons wishing to ride the Slickrock Trail should be aware that no water is available at the trailhead, and that a minimal fee is required to enter the Sand Flats Recreation Area. You want to be in the right gear before the transition. — 11mi 6.2mi Unless something has changed, I think this is more jeep/4WD type terrain if it's even passable by them. 5mi, 10.7mi 3h 02m, Had a great ride with my buddy. As you reach the bottom release your brakes to gain the needed momentum. 3h 30m, Definitely more than 700-odd ft climbing. Once your tire breaks loose the momentum will carry you down the side. Look before you leap. 424.71 m Up 11mi Imagine riding on the outside of a basketball. 4.5mi, Linked w Abyss. Was quite hot by the time I got back... but well worth it! Type of Riding: XC, All-Mountain Distance: 14.2 km Elevation Gain: 440 meters Estimate time to do this ride: 2-5+ … The views are spectacular, but the trail is mediocre. 99% of the riding is on sandstone! A special note on Navajo Sandstone: The lichens that inhabit the rock are not only fragile, but hold a small amount of moisture that freezes in low temperatures. An advanced skill is to lean the bike out from the hill while remaining over the contact patch on the inside. Once you have developed this skill to the point where you can do these stunts, you will be able to negotiate the scariest downs. 11mi. Slickrock definition is - smooth wind-polished rock. — Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "Hidden Sedona hike: Get red-rock views … 10.7mi 25.8 km Look before you leap. The Slickrock Trail, is a popular mountain biking destination with worldwide fame that is located in Grand County, Utah, United States, a few miles northeast of the city of Moab.. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. Small pedals help also. It's easy to try a section over and over again until you "get it." It is comprised of a number of layers, the most wonderful of all being red to orange layers that are grippy as can be and smooth as a baby's butt. Had to get down to Gallup NM for work. The Navajo can be bumpy, but most of the time it is smooth and rolling, like a roller coaster ride with sand g-outs or water courses at the bottom of the most severe transitions. There are deeper red layers that are thin and very bumpy, but also very grippy. Only experience will show you just what gear to grab BEFORE you head down. 1h 58m, Brutal on a low end xc hardtail (Diamondback Overdrive 29er) and only four months of riding experience. Hit the transition with your weight in the wrong place and you will endo or loose control needed to steer up the next section. — 3h 30m, incl. Ups are the hard part. 10.6mi, 9.4mi Concentrate on the surface ahead and avoid solution pockets, those swiss cheese holes in the rock, and especially avoid the greener slickrock layers. Steep short pitches that I cannot believe a person can climb on a bike but it is doable. Eastern Slickrock Ride This figure-8 loop ride has a ton of special features, including what makes riding at DuPont unique: large sections of slickrock on the Cedar and Big Rock trails. 10.6mi Introduction. — — Momentum and weight shifts facilitate clean transitions. 3h 43m, 11mi — Heard this was a scary one but ah and I felt pretty happy going down all of it. Banging that inside pedal is right out, and clipping out on the downhill side can mean death and/or dismemberment. The Slickrock Trail may be the most fun of Moab trails. 10.7mi USE EVEN BRAKING. — 10.6mi Inasmuch, bikers should allow 4 hours to ride the … 4.1mi, Wet trail, practice loop + full loop. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Starting from the largest parking lot ever dedicated to a single trail, head north on easy terrain. 407.2 m Down, 10.6 mi Keep your weight way back on steep descents, like you are trying to wipe your ass with your rear tire. It’s easy to visit Lamanai from Belize City as a day trip, and here’s how I did it as an independent … There are also very nice Navajo Sandstone rides such as Monitor and Merrimac (sandy as hell, too) and more obscure routes known to a very few driven riders, such as the picture above taken in true Navajo country where the formation got its name. double than what the app says. 864' Down Mountain bikers rate the Slickrock … 265.27 m Down, 8.3 mi awesome as always. Hell's Revenge trail near Moab has slickrock with steep descents, climbs, and sharp turns. We also offer a more mellow option - please call to request! 1h 42m, 2nd go at it, this time with some light While you are back there try turning the bike in a circle. A fun ride that gets HOT in the afternoons. Welcome to Moab!! It's longer than it looks. Ride early morning or else you'll cook like an egg. Total mileage is approximately 10.7 miles, to lengthen your ride add in the practice loop for an extra couple miles of fun. Please explain. This is tricky because varying degrees of steepness of the downslope and upslope and the severity of the transition necessitate varying speed and braking. Didn’t have time to finish Download the free Trailforks App to use your phone’s GPS to help you navigate on this ride… although this ride is easy to do as you simply follow the paint on the rocks. Great day! — 781' Down 263.2 m Up Only for people in good fitness 2h 00m, Have fun!!! 8h 00m, Counter clockwise This is the first ride on our spectacular Norway Lofoten (& Narvik) trip. Cool to ride all slickrock, but there are better options nearby. Still a hard ride but so worth it • Helmets are a must, gloves will help the pads of your hands not get ripped up by the rough slickrock when you fall. Being a jerk / offensive? Breitweiser’s hiking. Sunset is a spectacular time to be out, as long as you know you can get back before dark! Almost any tire will grab well enough to cling on a sidehill, but avoid weird compounds like those green Michelins! At 2 miles you'll come to the loop part of this lollipop, and the preferred direction is clockwise (though either way is fine), so take a left and ascend along 'swiss cheese ridge' high above Moab. 5h 00m, 9.4mi Once you are on rock again the wheel will bite hard if there is no loose sand on the rock and your tire is not carrying wet sand. These layers are riddled with holes called solution pockets that make for some pretty challenging obsticles. As you begin your ascent and momentum slows, shift your weight over the front of the bike and utilize climbing skills to get out. These require attention. Entire loop; with Sheri and Jason and Jared. Ever! 238.02 m Down, 99.1 mi Slickrock is often called one of the best bike ride in America: it is one of the coolest, most unique experiences you can have on your bike. Not pretty! 9h 17m, its pitch black, lotta stars and a ton of bugs. bring lots of water, Great ride for some good views and steep down hill sections. This 10.5-mile (16.9 km) trail takes riders over a landscape of petrified sand dunes and the eroded remnants of ancient sea beds. 9.7mi Keep your weight way back on steep descents, like you are trying to wipe your ass with your rear tire. The Navajo, as a result, is uniformly eroded by alternating desert sun and cold nights, causing it to "round off." Next, you must pedal with a very even stroke. It is sort of the mountain bike equivalent of black ice. 5h 00m, Gotta ride Slickrock. Did practice loop, 1st turn off.Took a few breaks. It also has some significant climbs, some fast, flowy sections of trail, a very technical descent, and immeasurable scenery. Weather was a bit warm and winds were high. Ride safe! 870' Down If you absolutely must bring them, bring extra water - make sure they leave the water in the potholes for the local wildlife. Keeping your weight back means that you avoid the two worst things that can happen; an endo or a side slide out. Technical terrain with no alternate lines. — So beautiful. classic Moab — 10.9mi slickrock adventures. • 2h 44m, Beautiful ride and steep in places NOT OKAY! On some sidehills you can abort by diving down and off the hill, but sometimes this is obviously impossible. You'll end at. Originally established in 1969, for motorcycles, the trail has become a popular destination for mountain bikers. It's open to motorized dirt bikes. 1736.36 m Up Doable, but very strenuous! One in a lifetime trail, Joel and I. Read more. Brake release is always a bit different for each transition situation, but generally you will release the front first and using the rear to feather your momentum into and through the transition. by F Felix • • 11mi Follow the white stripes, stay on the trail, and do not disturb the cryptobiotic soil or water filled potholes. 782' Up A good practice is to swing back over the rear tire and while in the most extreme position, try to stop the bike with your ass on the tire. As for equipment considerations, the most beneficial aspects of the bike that help with sidehilling are a high bottom bracket and short crank arms. in 1977 we began teaching kayaking along the rivers near our home in moab, utah (us). Slick tires are a great help and some riders custom sew climbing shoe rubber onto old tire casings (see the story, LORD OF THE FLIES and our DREAMRIDE GUIDES SECTION). This is a long, generally straight in direction, section of trail. 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