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Big Chief

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 4.7 (42)

On a 5-star scale, this one is a 6!


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Singletrack

6,020' 1,835 m

High

5,928' 1,807 m

Low

199' 61 m

Up

138' 42 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

After a few small technical hills to start with, and some interesting "alligator back" rock riding, you level out on the rim with MILES of amazing views. The trail is particularly fast and flowy, especially for desert riding. Continue out to the Big Chief Overlook with views of the potash mine 2,000' below (and all of Moab and the La Sal mountains).

The trail then doubles back on itself on a higher level of the mesa. Great views continue, including good ones of the Henry mountains to the west.

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Nick Wilder

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  4.7 from 42 votes

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  4.7 from 42 votes
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#33

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#177

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Photos

Nonstop scenery on Big Chief
Mar 18, 2014 near Moab, UT
On our way out to the Big Chief Overlook
Mar 18, 2014 near Moab, UT
Riding around the Big Chief trail is visually distracting...
Mar 18, 2014 near Moab, UT
Big Chief is mostly fast and flowy like this
Mar 18, 2014 near Moab, UT
Kids loved this trail!
Oct 22, 2020 near Moab, UT
Enjoying the views near the start of the Dead Horse Point Tour
Oct 24, 2019 near Moab, UT

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Great romp through DHSP with jaw-dropping views!
Mar 25, 2021
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