- Trail Description:
- Two laned roads, jeep trail and singletrack on hard pack, sand and slickrock
- Best During:
- Spring & Fall
- Trip Distance:
- 25 miles (one way), 40 miles (round trip)
- Ride Time:
- 3 - 5 Hours
- Elevation Gain:
- Overall Rating:
- Moderate to Skilled
Moab Visitor Information
(801) 259-8825 or (800) 635-6622
US Forest Service Campgrounds
(801) 259-7155 or (800) 280-2267
Mountain Bike Resource - Trails - Back of Behind Ride Summary
This ride can either be done as a one-way (25 miles) or a loop (40 miles) that begins and ends in Moab. Either way, be sure to bring plenty of water as there is virtually no shade throughout the entire trip. The first part of the ride is on two laned dirt roads that climb up to "Behind the Rocks", a series of rock towers. Eventually the ride reaches Pritchett Canyon which descends all the way down to the Colorado river. If using the two car shuttle method, this is where your ride will end. If not, you will ride back on road for about 5 miles to reach Moab.
Directions To Trailhead
If using the two car shuttle system, then you will need to leave your pickup car at the bottom of Prichett Canyon. To get here from Moab, head southwest until you find Kane Creek Road. Turn left onto Kane Creek Road and follow it along the Colorado river until you reach the unposted trailhead for the Pritchett Canyon Trail at mile 4.6. Park your pick-up car and continue back to Moab. Once in Moab, get on HWY 191 and head south for about 13 miles and look for a posted dirt spur road on your right. Park here at the trailhead.
If you wish to doing the entire trip by bike, then head south on HWY 191 for 13 miles until you reach the trailhead at the spur road on your right, just after the Highway bends right and starts to climb uphill.
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