Film to document 50 years of the Slickrock Trail

Dale Parriott is filmed riding a motor scooter he recently restored. Andy Anderson originally built it in 1961 specifically to tackle the difficult terrain that would later become the Slickrock Bike Trail. It was built using parts from a gas-powered Maytag washing machine. Photo by Mark Finley

Mark Finley and Kevin Christensen of Finley Holiday Productions were recently in Moab making a film on the history of the Slickrock Bike Trail, which then-resident Dick Wilson created in 1969.

Mountain bike and motorcycle enthusiasts were filmed on the trail, and over 20 people who were connected with the history of the trail and the Sand Flats Recreation Area were interviewed.

Photographs and stories are still being collected in connection with this project. People who have photographs or stories to share about the Slickrock Bike Trail are asked to contact Andrea Brand, director, Sand Flats Recreation Area at 435-259-1386 or email [email protected].

The film will premiere at Star Hall Sept. 14 as part of an all-day event commemorating the Slickrock Bike Trail.

Members of the Grand County High mountain bike team participated in the filming of a documentary filmed at the Slickrock Bike Trail. Photo courtesy of Mark Finley