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Big Mesa

Intermediate
 4.7 (84)

This is a great 3-mile trail in the Navajo Rocks biking area.


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.4

KM

Singletrack

5,395' 1,644 m

High

5,244' 1,599 m

Low

200' 61 m

Up

303' 92 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

Stay on the trail and be aware of preserving biological soil crust! One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Description

Big Mesa trail is the jewel of the Nile of this ride. Take your time, stop to take pictures, go slower, and LOOK UP! Enjoy the scenery of this incredible ride. Sure, the trail is awesome and real buttery, but take your time and enjoy this one.

The old rebar bridge has been replaced with a wide, easy wooden one.

Contacts

Local Club: Moab Trail Mix

Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office

Shared By:

Scotty "Chaco" Vinas with improvements by Conor Intemann and 2 others

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 84 votes

#2

in Navajo Rocks

#27

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  4.7 from 84 votes
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#2

in Navajo Rocks

#7

in Utah

#27

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Photos

Not in Kansas anymore.
Oct 12, 2016 near Moab, UT
Heading westward over the white-colored slickrock on Big Mesa...
Mar 4, 2018 near Moab, UT
Aubyn following the lines on Navajo Loop Trail. Spectacular!
May 3, 2021 near Moab, UT
Moab riding has epic scenery around every corner.
Oct 12, 2016 near Moab, UT
Aubyn crossing the bridge on Navajo Rocks on a gorgeous day!
Jun 1, 2022 near Moab, UT
Slickrock riding next to Big Mesa.
May 3, 2017 near Moab, UT

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Sep 20, 2022
Matthew Goldatein
May 29, 2022
Bence Tamas
Lots of fun! First desert/slick rock ride. 5.2mi — 1h 44m
Mar 5, 2022
Kim Craft
Dec 16, 2021
Lost Justpastnowhere
Oct 16, 2021
Sue U.
Jun 4, 2021
Greta P
May 22, 2021
Sue U.
Apr 22, 2021
Michaela Thormod
loop middle earth to big mesa