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Slickrock Bike Trail

Sand Flats Recreation Area, Moab, UT
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Ranked #35 of 83 Activities in Moab
Type: Biking Trails, Sports
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: A nine-mile, world-reknowned mountain biking trail that attracts 110,000 people per year.
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Type: Biking Trails, Sports
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: A nine-mile, world-reknowned mountain biking trail that attracts 110,000 people per year.

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Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Even if you're not a big mountain biker go rent a bike and ride this route!! It's like no other ride you'll ever do in your lifetime. I almost made the mistake of riding it in road bike cleats/pedals which would be dangerous because there are some very steep climbs. If you don't make it up than when you put... More 

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Kootenay Rockies, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A great ride to begin or end your trip. ride to it from town as the climb up ll warm you up, ride the loop either way and coast back to town for beer!

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Coquitlam, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Last year I visited Moab and stayed at the Sand Flats campground. No one in our group rode slick rock and this year I was determined to try it. It was not for me...my mistake. I started to ride it at 4:15 and was scheduled to do a big ride the next morning to the Burrow Pass area. This was... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is my all time fav. I feel sad when I leave. If you enjoy xc biking this is your motherland. It really is for a seasoned biker, intermediates will have difficulty on it. Must like steeps and be a bit fearless for the slickrock. If this is you...you will be addicted!!! I have rode the slickrock 4 times and... More 

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Heber City, Utah
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107 reviews 107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Slickrock trail is an experience of a lifetime. There are some quite harrowing parts of the trail, and inexperienced riders should think twice about bombing around the slickrock near sharp drop-offs without some guidance or instruction prior to departing. There are some very difficult and strenuous parts, while other areas are mild and fun to play around on. Bring tons... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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