Dead Horse Point (Intrepid Trail System) - Includes Big Chief, Great Pyramid, and Intrepid Trails
The Intrepid Trail System opened in 2009 in Dead Horse Point State Park. The trails were designed to please riders of differing skill and fitness levels, and they succeed well. This is one of the few dirt singletrack systems that I can recommend for families with younger children. The trail altitude is around 6000 feet. It's usually at least 10 degrees cooler here than in Moab. Altitude change while riding is less than 100 feet. Climbing is fairly gentle over most of the trail. On the larger loop there are a couple of very short (20-30 feet) steeper climbs. Technically the trail is easy.
Riding notes, counter-clockwise loop:
0.0  North end of parking, N on ST. N38 29.336 W109 44.170
0.4  Trail splits, fork R. N38 29.578 W109 43.980
0.6  Keep R; L to return (Intrepid Loop). N38 29.626 W109 43.793
0.6  Colorado River Overlook on R. N38 29.622 W109 43.762
Park bikes and walk to viewpoint
1.5  Great Pyramid Overlook on R. N38 29.990 W109 43.194
Park bikes and walk to viewpoint
2.2  Keep R for loop; L for Great Pyramid Loop. N38 30.243 W109 42.880
(consider out-and-back on connector to add 1.2 miles)
3.0  Rock ledges
5.2  Highest point, Big Chief Overlook. N38 31.178 W109 43.501
6.3  Pass group site (bathroom). N38 30.361 W109 43.481
6.5  Great Pyramid connector joins, keep R. N38 30.279 W109 43.407
7.2  Intrepid connector joins, keep R. N38 29.641 W109 43.797
7.5  Back at fork, keep straight
7.9  Back at parking

Getting there: About 10 miles north of Moab, turn west off Highway 191 towards Canyonlands National Park on Highway 313. Drive 14 miles and turn left toward Dead Horse Point. Four miles later, pay your entry fee ($10 per car in 2009) at the gate house and drive another two miles to the visitors center. The trailhead is at the north end of the parking lot.

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