We pick up at the Moab Brands / Bar-M Parking lot for those of you who prefer to ride the Mag-7 trail and exit Gemini Bridges Road. This allows riders to bypass the steep technical climb and traverse across Goldbar Rim and the infamous Portal Trail descent. Park your car at the Moab Brands / Bar-M parking lot.
Located 4 miles north of the Arches National Park entrance and 1.5 miles south of the turn off to Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands National Park.
This is a great option for people riding Mag-7 to skip Gold Bar Rim, the infamous Portal trail, and Poison Spider Trail by exiting Gemini Bridges Road. It also provides quick easy access to your vehicle once your ride is complete, and eliminates the additional 8.5-10 miles (13.6- 16 km) pedal back to town.
Simply exit Gemini Bridges road, and proceed on the paved bike path to the tunnel under HWY 191. Exit the bike path and return to the Bar M / Moab Brands parking lot. If your legs are still fresh, you can log in some additional miles on the Moab Brands/Bar-M singletracks. The area is quite user-friendly, and has trail maps located at each trail. There are bathrooms and a bike stand with tools located adjacent to the Kiosk.
If you are riding the Mag-7, park your car here.
Please be ready to board the shuttle 15 minutes prior to departure.
The “Brand Trails” are a network of trails located a few miles north of Moab. The trail names are based on cattle brands and spell out M-O-A-B. The easy Bar M trail forms a loop from which the other trails can be reached. Bar-M, Rusty Spur, and Lazy-EZ are suitable for pure beginners. The others require reasonable shifting skill, bike handling skill, bike handling ability, and leg power. For experts, there's Deadman's Ridge, Longbranch, and the Killer “B” descent off the Bar B loop.
A perfect area for beginners and those new to desert singletrack, this fun and scenic area also makes a great warm-up for riders of any level.
We shuttle the following trail from this departure location.
You will know you're in the right spot when you see this sign. Welcome to the Moab Brands / Bar-M parking lot. Moab Utah.
Should nature call there are two pit toilets located here.
The Moab Brands / Bar-M area is very user friendly with trail maps posted at each trailhead.