Klondike Bluffs Trail
Klondike Bluffs Trail
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Getting harder the further you go, this trail passes over slickrock and through beautiful scenery.
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SactoBob
Sacramento, CA30 contributions
Apr 2021
I've been riding for more than 30 years and this is some of the most fun I've ever had on a MTB. Challenging, but not too challenging; a perfect blend of rock, dirt and options. Well designed, well signed, and expertly built. Kudos.
Written April 26, 2021
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Katlanta
Atlanta, GA527 contributions
May 2011 • Friends
I go to Moab every year with a big group of folks -- aged 4 to 70, and ranging in skill from training wheels to total hammerheads. Every year, at least one ride is at Klondike Bluffs, because it gives the moderate riders a chance to ride something really cool, and it gives the hammerheads a ride they can do with their families without getting bored. This ride is more challenging than, say, Onion Creek or the easy loop at Bar M, but it's not as epic as Poison Spider Mesa or Porcupine Rim. It's more physically challenging than technically challenging.

I will admit I have no business attempting the popular, tougher rides that make Moab such a mecca for mountain bikers, but Klondike Bluff is a scenic, challenging, and totally respectable opportunity to ride some real slickrock. It's an in-and-back ride that starts on a sandy road and gradually goes up, up, up into the white-tipped bluffs you see just outside Arches. On the way, you'll pass some good dinosaur footprints in the rock. Once you get to the top, your reward is parking your bike and walking into Arches National Park for an amazing view atop the bluffs. It's a great spot to have lunch and snap some photos before you whiz back down to the parking lot.

Great for moderate riders or experts looking for a warmup ride or a break from defying death. I would not recommend for beginning mountain bikers.
Written November 15, 2011
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lmborland
Park City, UT107 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
We made a very bad decision to go the Moab during Memorial Day during a holiday and obviously couldn't find a camp site. Klondike ended up having a couple great ones for us! You can hike from your camp site over to the Bluff Trail which is beautiful and not too strenuous of a hike.
Written June 1, 2016
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Fundad H
Kimberly, ID11 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Klondike Bluffs has great slick rock for kids and adults alike. The end of the trail the rider is rewarded with a fun, scenic and short hike into Arches with fantastic photo opportunities. The ride back down is a blast, especially when combined with Baby Steps or any other of the challenging trails. Riders are also rewarded with dinosaur tracks. I took my 11 and 15 year old son there. It was challenging for them but not too much. This is one of the most popular rides in Moab for a good reason. The Klondike Bluff area has all levels of trails from beginner to gonzo. One can easily spend several days there and continually be challenged while getting your exercise and adrenalin fix.
Written May 23, 2015
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Smacks548
Denver, NC34 contributions
We went out in the morning and had the park to ourselves. The ride is as easy or hard as you choose. It was really cool that there are dinosaur tracks. This was our first time riding in Moab and is the perfect place to start for beginners or experienced riders looking to acclimate to the area.
Written August 9, 2014
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Rona L
Aberdeen, UK22 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Our first attempt at slick rock- great fun. Not technically difficult (apparently) but plenty interesting for us. Up hill most of the way out but a great downhill ride back. Dinosaur prints along the way to add to the amazing views. Highly recommended.
Written August 5, 2014
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pleinairdude
Beautiful Utah!70 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
The bike trail is really a 4-wheel drive route, but it still makes for a great mountain bike ride. Plenty of Moab signature slickrock to climb and then descend as well as a short hike into Arches NP for a spectacular view of the "Bluffs" The trail is marked with direction signs as well as periodic signs with maps. The are several single track marked trails in the area also.
Written October 15, 2012
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bellaherna
Southeast Louisiana248 contributions
We were told that this bike ride was moderate & if we were in ok shape we could do it. We also did not understand that it was a consistent gradual climb. Out of the 4 of us only my daughter could complete it. My husband, son and I had to stop a third of the way. So unless you are an avid off road biker, I don't recommend this excursion.
Written June 11, 2010
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Debra H
Auckland, New Zealand252 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This was our second mtb ride in the area and our first ever on slick rock. We were a little apprehensive knowing that trail bikes and atv's could use the same track but it wasn't a problem. We only encountered two of each and there was no danger.

Fortunately we met someone at the start that told us to look for white marks on the rocks otherwise we would have got lost.

It was an awesome trail for beginners like us. There was quite an altitude gain. You come to a point where you have to ditch the bikes and walk the last bit (quite short) but it is definitely worth it for the views at the end. I could publish a picture but I don't want to spoil it.
Written May 22, 2019
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Erik B
Victoria, Canada315 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
We loved this area with beginner, intermediate and advanced riders in our group. Camping was great just remember firewood for those long lovely evenings
Written May 14, 2019
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Klondike Bluffs Trail - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)