MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O

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Moab, Arches + La Sal Mountains, Utah

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MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O

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  • Climbing past the Circle O Trailhead.- MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O
  • Diving through the rocks on the Circle O Trail.- MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O
  • Riding the MOAB Brand Trails.- MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O
  • Trailmarker toward Circle O.- MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O
  • Circle O Trailhead marker.- MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O
  • Riding the MOAB Brand Trails.- MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O
  • Paint marking the trail on the slickrock.- MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O
  • Riding the MOAB Brand Trails.- MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O
  • Riding the MOAB Brand Trails.- MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O
  • Climbing back onto Bar M.- MOAB Brand Mountain Bike Trails: Circle O
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy access. Big vistas. Family friendly.
Cons: 
Often busy. Flat.
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Region:
Moab, Arches + La Sal Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
128.00 ft (39.01 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
Suitable for: 
Biking
Trail difficulty: 
Green
Total Distance: 
5.80 mi (9.33 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,560.00 ft (1,389.89 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The “O” in the MOAB Brand Trails, Circle O is a great, easyily accessible introduction to slickrock riding. After a short, well marked set of connector trails, you’ll arrive at Circle O itself. The trail runs across the Navajo sandstone slickrock and is marked by paint on the sandstone itself. Overall, the trail is flat, but it has lots of short, mellow, climbs and descents. It may be one of the least technically challenging slickrock trails in the area, which makes it a perfect family or beginner ride.

Like most trails in the area, Circle O offers stunning views at nearly every point. The red cliffs in the distance, blue sky, and purple La Sal Mountains all stand in stark contrast to the nearly white sandstone you’re riding on. The mellow nature of the trail makes it all the easier to enjoy the view.

Eventually you’ll connect back into Bar M, which you can then take to join into other trails such as Rockin' A, or you can take the doubletrack cutoff directly back to the parking area.

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