Moab Adds Paved Trails, Eases Access to Some Popular Mountain Bike Trails
PRESS RELEASE: Moab, Utah, well known for its spectacular mountain biking, also boasts some of the best road biking in the West and is now busy adding paved trails for those not ready for rugged mountain biking. With the recent completion of the Moab Canyon pathway, connecting the town to two national parks and one state park, there is over a hundred miles of paved non-motorized trails, snaking through absolutely amazing scenery. Add to this, the existing Mill Creek Parkway that meanders throughout the city, and you have a great road biking experience for any age.
The newest 8.5 miles section connects the Colorado River pedestrian/bike bridge, past Arches National Park and along the old highway through Moab Canyon and is smooth black top that follows the old highway. The trail then connects with Bar M. Road, which is divided in two, with one side paved for bikes and the other graveled for OHV travel. From the Bar M Road, the path goes under US Highway 191 and emerges on the west side of the highway near the Gemini Bridges trailhead and continues on to join up with Scenic Byway 313, with bike lanes to Dead Horse Point State Park and the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park.
Mountain bikers will also love this new trail as it can be used to access a number of mountain bike trails such as Gold Bar Rim, Gemini Bridges and the MOAB brands trail system.