Biking in Moab near Arches and Canyonlands

Moab offers some of the best end-over opportunities around and of course, made its name as the home to the best mountain biking on Earth.
Mountain Bikers on slickrock bike trail in Moab, Utah

Mountain Bikers on slickrock bike trail in Moab, Utah

Moab offers some of the best end-over opportunities around and of course, made its name as the home to the best mountain biking on Earth. Beginners as well as experienced bikers can rent bikes or take a guided tour that can test your limits. The world famous Slickrock Bike Trail is not for the fainthearted. Highly technical, it taunts you with end-over possibilities. Many other trails are less difficult and can be enjoyed for the scenery as well as the chills and thrills.

The Slickrock Bike Trail is east of Moab in the Spanish Valley & Sand Flats Recreation Area. Do the practice loop (2.2 miles) or the main loop (10.5 miles). Find Spanish Valley maps at

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