Baby Steps

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Klondike Bluffs Trailhead, 21 miles north of Moab

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the name of this trail means it is easy. It is the quintessential desert ride with all types of terrain. The first two singletrack sections were specifically designed for mountain bikes and offer some fun, semi-technical riding that will challenge any rider. The last singletrack section back to the valley floor is one of the funnest downhills you’ll find anywhere. PLEASE be considerate of the trail markings, STAY ON THE TRAIL, and keep it single track.

Type of Ride
Jeep trail, slickrock, singletrack, FUN!

Ridden from the Highway 191trailhead, the trail is approximately 20 miles long. Allow 3 hours for the complete loop. There are numerous options for a shorter loop if time is tight.

Elevation @ Trailhead

Ideal in spring or fall; extreme midday heat in July and August.

Area Attractions
Dinosaur tracks, mine sites, singletrack, beautiful views.

Drive 17.5 miles north of Moab on Hwy 191 and turn right on Klondike Bluffs Rd. Proceed 3 miles to trailhead on left.

At the first intersection past the sandy wash and big cottonwood trees, 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 right hand turn that leads to some fun sloping slickrock, and cairns marking the route all the way to the first singletrack section. This is not high speed singletrack, more like tight, semi-technical maneuvering. Keep your speed in check to eliminate blowing out of the corners and creating unsightly, environmentally unfriendly, tracks. At the intersection of more slickrock, go left and look for dinosaur tracks as you peddle to the next singletrack. The trail intersects a jeep road and traverses slickrock until it intersects the Klondike Bluffs Trail. Baby Steps turns to the left and climbs up the hill and over the ridge. This next section, sometimes referred to as The Three Passes, offers some challenging climbing, fast riding, interesting mining sites, and a great downhill! Once back in Little Valley, hang a left that will lead you back past the beginning of the Baby Steps ride.