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Moab, Utah 84532
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What would a local tell you?

WHOLE

THE

ENCHILADA

The Whole Enchilada is an advanced and technical trail.  Not recommended for beginner riders.  Known as one of the best breakup rides in the United States, the Whole Enchilada is 26 miles of some of Moab's most technical terrain.  The trail climbs to 11,510 feet and descends to the river at 4,200.  Be sure to carry enough water and food for a full day of riding.  Moab miles are longer than other mountain bike miles. 

The Whole Enchilada is made up of six trail sections: Burro Pass, Hazzard, Kokopelli, UPS, LPS, Porcupine Rim.

 

The trail starts with a steep, air sucking climb from 10,500ft to 11,510ft.  Descends into aspens forests via steep technical switchbacks and rowdy, rocky natural trail.  Once the trail reach 9,300ft, it descends again into another aspen grove, longer and wider switchbacks that are rough and loose.  At 8,400ft the trail descends again via two options, an intermediate winding cross country trail or fast double track to the start of the desert section at 7,800ft.  Following the rim, the trail trends downward with technical desert cross country riding.  Finally, the classic desert downhill on a rough and fast 4x4 road.  The trail descends to 5,000ft before it turns into the classic advanced desert singletrack.  This section contains large rough and technical moves down to the river.  Ride the paved path back 3 miles back into town. 

 

Take care of yourself.  Follow the IMBA Rules of the Trail: Plan ahead, be prepared and self-sufficient. Every mountain biker should carry what they need for the ride they're undertaking, and know how to fix a flat tire and make minor repairs. Download a GPS trail app on your phone for navigation or carry a map in unfamiliar locations. Ride with a partner or share your riding plan with someone if you’re heading out solo. 

NEED A SHUTTLE?

 

Burro Pass

Advanced riding skills required. 

 

Start of the Trail: Shuttles drop off at the Geyser Pass TH.  There is a pit toilet, next to that is an unmarked well ridden trail.  Follow this for a brief second to a double track.  Take a left and follow the double track for a brief second to the start of the Whole Enchilada singletrack on the right.  The sign is small be sure to look to the right.  

Description: Climbs approximately 700 feet to top of Burro Pass in less than 1 mile then descends 1860 feet in just over 2 miles. Average grade is 14%. Sections where the grade exceeds 20% are common. Check your brakes before attempting.  Ride is in forested mountain terrain. Starts at 10500 feet and tops out at 11216 feet. Tight switchbacks, loose igneous rock, creek crossings, exposed roots all challenge your technical skills. You can end this ride at Warner Lake or continue to the Hazzard County Trailhead to continue the Whole Enchilada.

End of Trail: Burro Pass Trail comes out on the Warner Lake road.  Head towards the Hazzard TH.  

Reminder: If the shuttle companies do not drop off at Hazzard, its because the trail is not ready.  Respect our trails and ride only dry trails. 

 

Hazard County

Intermediate to advanced. All downhill except for the 1st half mile, which is a 200 ft climb. Average grade is 9%.

 

Start of the Trail: Trail starts at Hazzard Trailhead off the Warner Lake Road and ends at the La Sal Loop Road.  


Description: Ride is through Aspen and Oak forest with occasional meadows. Fast, technical and occasionally steep.  The trail has sweeping turns that have big, loose mountain rocks. Natural trail with sensitive soils. Stay on the Trail. 

End of Trail: Trail ends on the La Sal Loop Road.  Watch for cars when crossing.  There is a large parking lot with a view of Castle Valley.  Last toilet on the trail.  

Reminder: If the shuttle companies do not drop off higher than Hazard, its because the trail is not ready.  Respect our trails and ride only dry trails. 

 

Kokopelli

Intermdiate riding.  Rutted 4x4 road.  Recommended to maintain a comfortable and appropriate speed.

 

Start of Trail: Trail starts across the road from where Hazzard County Trail ends.  Near the Castle Valley viewpoint.

 

Description: Two-track road section that drops about 550 feet to the beginning of the Upper Porcupine Singletrack (UPS). Rock and rut dodging.  Average grade is 7%.

End of Trail: The Kokopelli 4x4 road continues to Sand Flats Road.  Be sure to stop before that at the UPS/Jimmy Keen intersection.  There is a cattle guard crossing before the UPS TH.

Reminder: If the shuttle companies do not drop off higher than Kokopelli, its because the trail is not ready.  Respect our trails and ride only dry trails. 

Jimmy Keen

Alternate descent to Kokopelli. Intermediate riding.  Cross country mountain riding. It is not recommended to ride during the summer months.  Adds ~1.5 hours to a long day.

Start of Trail: Trail starts across at the Castle Valley viewpoint.

 

Description: Crossing country mountain trail.  Flowing singletrack with fantastic views of the Moab Valley and surrounding desert.  Rolling descent to the UPS/Kokopelli Intersection.   

End of Trail: Trail ends at the UPS/Kokopelli intersection.  During busy seasons, it is recommended to ride back up the singletrack to avoid riders descending Kokopelli. Otherwise, ride up the Kokopelli trail 

Reminder: If the shuttle companies do not drop off higher than Jimmy Keen, its because the trail is not ready.  Respect our trails and ride only dry trails. 

 

Upper Porcupine Singletrack

Advanced level riding.  Technical cross country along the rim. 

Start of Trail: Trail starts at the Kokopellie/Jimmy Keen Intersection.

 

Description: Technical cross country desert riding along the rim.  Large rolling rock features, punchy climbs and steep descents. Beautiful views of Castle valley and photo opportunities.  

End of Trail: Trail ends at the start of LPS.  Riders may not recognize when the trail changes to LPS.  

Reminder: If the shuttle companies do not drop off higher than UPS, its because the trail is not ready.  Respect our trails and ride only dry trails.  

 

Lower Porcupine Singletrack

Advanced level riding.  Technical cross country along the rim. 

Start of Trail: Trail starts at the base of UPS.  Can access the trail from Sand Flats Road at the BLM/National Forest Boundary.

Description: Technical cross country desert riding along the rim.  Large rolling rock features, punchy climbs and steep descents. Contains large moves known as the Snotch and the Notch.  Most riders will walk these two sections. Beautiful views of Castle valley and photo opportunities.  

End of Trail: Trail ends at the start of Porcupine.  Recognizable by the large open clearing with the classic view of Castle Valley. 

 

Reminder: If the shuttle companies do not drop off higher than LPS, its because the trail is not ready.  Respect our trails and ride only dry trails.  

 

Porcupine Rim

Advanced level riding.  Technical, loose 4x4 road that ends with steep committing terrain along the rim. 

Start of Trail: Trail starts at the base of LPS.  Can access the trail from Sand Flats Road at the stock tanks.  Loop for Porcupine Rim 4x4 road.  Also known as the Porcupine Proper entrance.

Description: Technical desert riding.  Large loose rock features, punchy climbs and steep descents.  Trail is a 4x4 road for ~7 miles until it turns into pristine desert singletrack.  Ride at an appropriate speed and enjoy the descent to the river. ​

End of Trail: Trail ends on the River Pathway at Grandstaff Canyon.  Follow the River Pathway back into town. 

Reminder: If the shuttle companies do not drop off higher than Porcupine Rim, its because the trail is not ready.  Respect our trails and ride only dry trails. 

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