Bartlett Wash is an Entrada sandstone slickrock ride featuring incredible views and fun undulating waves of great rock. This intermediate-difficulty ride is located 18 miles north of Moab. The "official" ride is 4 miles, but you can spend all day goofing off on large playgrounds of slickrock, as this mesa is an "open-riding" area where you can go anywhere you want.
A Bartlett Wash video from many years ago!
While you're there, you can cross also hit the Jedi Slickrock , on the mesa south of Bartlett (from the same trailhead).
Stop and play around. There are countless rideable areas. Practice your stunts. Jump a six-inch ledge. Then a twelve-inch. Then an 18-incher. Find some half-pipes to roll around in. This is primo rock.
Riding time for Bartlett Wash can be anything between an hour and all day. We often combine Bartlett with another short ride, or hit it on our way in to Moab as a first-day late afternoon warmup. Other nearby quick rides include Hidden Canyon and Klondike Bluffs .
From US 191, turn west onto Blue Hills Road 0.9 miles south of the airport. (It's about 14 miles north of the Colorado as you head north from Moab.) Go 2.4 miles to GPS N 38° 44.673' W 109° 46.745', then turn left. Keep left at GPS N 38° 44.053' W 109° 47.060'. Go 1.3 miles (keep straight at the fork at 0.8), then turn right at GPS N 38° 43.665' W 109° 46.465'. Find a parking area a mile later in a wash near a fence at GPS N 38° 42.989' W 109° 47.220'. Go through the gate and 200 feet up the wash. The ride starts up the rocks to your right.