The Prospector Trail runs along the hillside just east of US 191 in northern Moab. This is a short trail that splits in the middle to create an upper and a lower riding option before rejoining. The more-technical upper route is 1 mile in total length. If you ride the easier lower path, it will be 0.9 miles. The trail is best suited to upper-intermediate riders.
The trail heads east into the trees at 90 degrees to the road. Then it hits a switchback climb to get up and above the property along the highway.
0.0 Find trail just south of the Zipline building
N38 35.304 W109 33.612
Climb switchbacks to top, head south
0.2 Cross driveway to restaurant
N38 35.297 W109 33.469
0.4 Trail forks on ridge
L = higher path, R = lower
N38 35.257 W109 33.422
0.8 Trails rejoin N38 35.082 W109 33.242
1.0 Descend to highway
N38 34.984 W109 33.213
From the middle of Moab, go north on Highway 191 (Main Street) until the road veers to the northwest. Now watch for the big Moab Rock Shop on your right. About 200 feet past the rock shop, find a spot to park on the dirt of the shoulder. (Don't take up parking in any of the local businesses!) Find the trail at N38 34.984 W109 33.213.
To start from the north, keep driving two miles north. Park at the Bike Hub where U-128 meets Highway 191 at the Colorado River. Bike south to the north end of the trail at N38 35.304 W109 33.612.