I would like to extend a warm welcome to Falcon Flow, Moab’s newest mountain biking trail. It is the product of 1,800 volunteer hours organized by Moab Trail Mix, headed by Madeline Logowitz and Tyson Swasey. Many kudos to the volunteers and county staff who put in the work to make this trail a reality.
Last week, Grand County officially opened a new mountain biking trail in the Sand Flats Recreation area. The 5.4-mile long Falcon Flow is the first in a series that will constitute an alternative ending to the widely popular Whole Enchilada, providing riders a more moderate option to the sometimes-treacherous Porcupine Rim.
Moab Trail Mix posted the following mud report on social media on Monday, March 9:
There are only a few precious months each year when The Whole Enchilada is open for mountain biking. The popular and challenging trail, which takes thrill-seekers 34 miles downhill from the La Sal Mountains to the Colorado River, can remain closed due to snow and mud as late as mid-July or even early August. Some years, the trail is open to commercial shuttle services fewer than 10 weeks in total.
USFS Utah Avalanche Center volunteers Armin Howell, Steve Evers and Chris Benson installed an avalanche beacon training park at the Geyser Pass trailhead over the weekend. Winter backcountry users are encouraged to use it to practice their avalanche rescue skills.
An increase in tourism to Cedar Mesa in Bears Ears National Monument has taken a toll on the cultural resources in the area, according to the Bureau of Land Management, which will double fees to hikers and campers Jan. 1.
The Grand County Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve an ordinance that designates one-way travel on Fins and Things 4×4 Trail at the Sand Flats Recreation Area – and daylight use only for a portion of the trail
Local off-road groups and businesses teamed up with the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab Field Office to help remediate the iconic Poison Spider trail.
With the potential to allow off-highway vehicles into Arches and Canyonlands national parks in the rearview mirror for the moment, the Grand County Council and Trail Mix Committee have set their sights on e-bikers riding on non-motorized single-track trails.
The top runners in the nation, as well as more than 2,700 recreational trail runners, will compete in the USA Trail Marathon Championships in Moab Nov. 2-3, according to an email from Danelle Ballengee, a renowned runner from Moab who designed the course.
They’re already allowed in national parks as of Oct. 1, and now the Department of the Interior has announced its guidance to allow the use of low-speed electric bicycles at national wildlife refuges and other DOI-managed public lands where traditional biking occurs, expanding recreational opportunities and access to millions of Americans, according to a statement from the DOI.
The SheJumps Girls Biking Clinic at the Moab Ho Down will start and end at the Chile Pepper Bike Shop with transportation to the Bar M Trails Sunday, Oct. 27.