Trail Descriptions by area(Name, Skill Level, Miles, Type of Ride)
Klondike Bluff Focus Area
1.Klondike Bluff (4x4 road)
Length-8.2-miles out & back from Klondike trailhead (14 miles out & back fromhighway)Difficulty-Some sections physically challenging (~600 ft climb); technicallyeasy/moderate The ride-The Klondike Bluffs Trail represents a step up in terms of exertion andskills required, but is still enjoyable for fit novice mountain bikers. The routefollows a jeep trail across Moab Member slickrock imprinted with fossilizeddinosaur tracks. The jeep trail terminates at the boundary of Arches NationalPark, where a short hike leads to the top of the bluffs and an impressiveviewpoint. The Klondike Bluffs Road from Hwy-191is bumpy but maintained forpassenger cars (except when wet) to the Trailhead and it’s worth driving to thetrailhead and skipping the ride on the dirt road.2.
Baby Steps Loop (Includes the two Baby Steps singletrack sections)
Length-Ridden from the Highway 191 trailhead, the trail out and back is 20.7miles. Allow 3 hours for the complete loop. From the Klondike trailhead out andback is 14.9 miles.Difficulty-Don’t be fooled into thinking that the name of this trail means it iseasy. It is the quintessential desert ride with all types of terrain. You will have toclimb almost 1700 ft. The first two singletrack sections were specificallydesigned for mountain bikes and offer some fun, semi-technical riding that willchallenge any rider. The last singletrack section back to the valley floor is a fundownhill. PLEASE be considerate of the trail markings, STAY ON THE TRAIL, andkeep it single track. The ride-At the first intersection beyond the sandy wash and big cottonwoodtrees, look for the Baby Steps sign pointing left. Ride along through Little Valley(also part of the Copper Ridge Jeep Route), and keep an eye out for the righthand turn that leads to some fun sloping slickrock, and cairns marking the routeall the way to the first singletrack section. This is not high speed singletrack,more like tight, semi-technical maneuvering. Keep your speed in check toeliminate blowing out of the corners and creating unsightly, environmentallyunfriendly, tracks. At the intersection of more slickrock, go left and look fordinosaur tracks as you peddle to the next singletrack. The trail intersects a jeeproad and traverses slickrock until it intersects the Klondike Bluffs Trail. BabySteps turns to the left and climbs up the hill and over the ridge. This nextsection, sometimes referred to as The Three Passes, offers some challengingclimbing, fast riding, interesting mining sites, and a great downhill! Once back in