Whit Richardson

Cycling Southern Utah’s Slickback trail.

Travel + Leisure
August 31, 2012

Home to the famous Slickrock bike trail, Moab is a paradise for mountain bikers. The traction between the 12 miles of sandstone and tires means that bikers can perform gravity-defying maneuvers. If you’re a beginner, hit the two-mile practice section. Otherwise, it takes about four hours to ride the main loop, but leave more time if you plan to explore the many side routes for even more stunning views of the canyon.

Moab Adventure Center

Desert Bistro

Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge

At the foot of red rock cliffs, its riverfront cabins are right next to some of the Colorado’s best white-water rapids.

Poison Spider Bicycles

Moab is the perfect base for exploring the rugged beauty of southern Utah. Bring your mountain bike or rent one at this shop and head to the 12-mile-long Slickrock, a daunting but exhilarating hilly sandstone trail with incredible canyon views.

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