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Slickrock Bike Trail

Sand Flats Recreation Area, Moab, UT
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Ranked #14 of 51 Attractions in Moab
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Mountain biking
Description: A nine-mile, world-reknowned mountain biking trail that attracts 110,000 people per year.
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Boise, Idaho
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A definite must do if you're down for the mtn biking. Sure there's lots of other trails you're going to want to hit that offer similar slick rock and single track, etc, but Slickrock Trl can't be missed. All ages can handle it w/ a little caution for younger & new riders. Ya, it can be crowded at times but... More

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Corolla, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We took out dirtbikes and got lots of sneers from the mountain bikers. I guess they failed to read the sign that explained the trial was originally made by dirt bike guys... Any who the trial is really cool with some awesome views. The whole park is really neat.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am an experienced rider, but not an experienced mountain biker. Slickrock is no walk in the park. Its a tough ride if inexperienced, underequipped, or underprepared (as in protective gear/pads and lots of fluids). Not for hybrids, one needs a real mountain bike. Otherwise you will be walking a lot, and putting your bike at risk for damage. Still... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

This trail is definitely a 4 out of 4 on the difficulty scale. We rode the practice loop which offered great scenic views and a cardio workout. The area is nice, sopped every so often for photos. $5 per vehicle to enter the park.

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Orange, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
57 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It's a beautiful area but most cyclists have to walk a portion of the trail, even the one called Practice Loop. It's one of the more famous trails but we only stayed about 90 minutes until we moved on. The rock is like sandpaper and quite the opposite of slick. If you fall on it, you will get scraped up.

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Katy, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Well, it's Moab and if you're into MTB then there's really not much more to say than go ride Slickrock! This trail was the reason for our family heading to Moab in the first place. It is by no means an introductory MTB trail so if you are "beginerish", you might not want to look for another trail. If you... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

First time back to Slickrock after 20++ years. Ended up riding Slickrock twice, once to reacquaint myself with the terrain and trail, and the second time to rip it. Yes, it is very steep at times going up and down, but what a challenge. If you have the legs, and lungs, to keep your bike moving, you can make it... More

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Reidsville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I came to Moab for our honeymoon and looked forward to riding this trail. It is significantly different from where we usually ride, so there is definitely a learning curve. I highly suggest the practice loop for those who are not used to slickrock. I ended up with a few battle scars from our ride, but it... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

MUCH harder than expected but all in all, a great day. I was very thankful they had mileage markers which helped out my mental state.

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Lehi, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Everyone should bike Slickrock at some point in their lives; but be aware that it is an extremely grueling bike ride, especially if you ever attempt it during the day in the Moab heat! There is a reason that it is so well renowned though and I highly recommend it!

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