Trail difficulty
Green
Elevation Gain
1,194.00 ft (363.93 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
17.90 mi (28.81 km)
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The Moab Canyon Pathway is a paved multi-use trail suitable for biking, hiking, running or any other kind of non-motorized use. The pathway runs from Lions Park, at the junction of Highway 191 & 128, to Highway 313, where it meets 191. The path can be ridden out-and-back for an easy 18 mile trip, biked in sections, or used to connect with other area trails.

One of the easiest places to begin is from the central hub of Lions Park. Here you’ll find restrooms and water, as well as plenty of parking. The Moab Canyon Pathway starts from here and crosses the Colorado River via a very cool pedestrian bridge. There are also connecting pathways that lead from Lions Park to downtown Moab, and up Highway 128 to Goose Island Campground and beyond. This network of pathways makes Moab a very bicycle friendly city.

Once crossing the Colorado, the pathway travels beside Highway 191 until coming to the Arches National Park entrance. Continuing onward the path begins to gain some elevation and veers away from the highway. This is the most enjoyable and scenic stretch of pathway. Mountain bikers will also have the option to veer off onto the many dirt trails of the Moab Brands and Bar-M area.

The Moab Canyon Pathway then crosses underneath Highway 191 and comes to an end at Highway 313. From here bikers can continue a long ride to Dead Horse SP and Canyonlands NP, or turn around and enjoy the easy downhill back to Lions Park.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Paved multi-use pathway. Connects with other trails.

Cons

Close to highway.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Trailhead Elevation

3,953.00 ft (1,204.87 m)

Highest point

4,636.00 ft (1,413.05 m)

Features

Family friendly
Near lake or river
Flushing toilets
Big vistas
Potable water

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Hiking

Location

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