Hidden Canyon North Trail
The Hidden Canyon North trail is found on the Blue Hills Road, 18 miles
north of Moab. After a half mile of dirt road, you encounter broad slickrock
playgrounds. This is lesser-known, and less ridden, trail. But
although short, it's a good place to cruise around and waste time while
you're in the area! It's fun
even for beginning riders.
rolls up the slickrock mesa towards Hidden Canyon.
April 5, 1998 by Bruce Argyle
|End of the trail. The view into hidden canyon is,
well, a jaw-dropper. On the way back, we pop over a ridge onto another rolling
slickrock playground hundreds of yards wide and a mile long. The whole loop is
around 7.5 miles, low-intermediate technical difficulty and moderate-to-novice aerobic
over the depths of Hidden Canyon. April 5, 1998 by Bruce Argyle, Canon A-1, 55 mm
||Getting there: Drive south on US-191 for 15 miles south
of I-70 (about 16 miles north of Moab). Turn west (right) onto the dirt Blue Hills Road.
After 2.4 miles, turn left (south) at GPS N 38° 44.673' W 109° 46.745'. Keep right at
the next intersection, and right again on the Hidden Canyon road at GPS N 38° 43.753' W
109° 47.186'. Find a parking area on your right. Head down the road until it climbs up
the slickrock about 1/2 mile later. Small rock piles (cairns) mark the route. Other nearby
quick rides include Bartlett Wash and Klondike Bluffs.
Trail ride and information 1998.
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