Grand County Active Transportation and Trails (GCATT) maintains over 150 miles of non-motorized singletrack trails that Grand County has constructed and are used for Mountain Biking, Hiking, Running, and Equestrian use. In addition to these miles, GCATT also assists the BLM and Forest Service on many other maintenance projects throughout the year. These projects are generally hiking, and climbing-canyoneering access trails.
Grand County offers an abundance of world class trail opportunities for all users! Follow the links below for your desired activity.
New 2021 Trail Projects!
Eagle Eye - a new option for Whole Enchilada riders
Eagle Eye is a new, 2.3 mile singletrack trail in the Sand Flats Recreation Area, making up part of the Lower Section of the Whole Enchilada. It is recommended to ride the trail from east to west, starting at the LPS parking area, located approximately 11.5 miles up Sand Flats Road from the toll booth, just before the small cattle guard separating US Forest and Bureau of Land Management land. If beginning at the east end of Eagle Eye trail, it is a suggested shuttle ride due to its downhill nature if riding all sections; otherwise, you can park at the lower Falcon Flow parking area and bike up Sand Flats Road to the start of Eagle Eye, and ride back down. You can also ride up the trail, however, keep an eye out for downhill riders. This trail connects to Porcupine Rim Trail road and Falcon Flow singletrack trail. If completing the full system, it is an approximately 10.4 mile ride. Note that Eagle Eye and Falcon Flow are categorized as intermediate rides, while the Porcupine Rim trail road is rated highly difficult. Eagle Eye provides stunning views of Moab city, Arches National Park, and more.
The trail can be used as an option off of the Whole Enchilada Trail System. To access Eagle Eye from the end of LPS turn left on Porcupine Rim Trail (instead of right) and descend for 2.5 miles to the Porcupine Rim trailhead. Follow signs to Falcon Flow from there. This is an appealing alternative to the full Whole Enchilada ride ending on Highway 128.
NOTE this trail is within Sand Flats Recreation Area and does require an entrance fee.
Red Onion Hiking Trail
The new Red Onion Hiking Trail, located past the Upper Onion Creek campgrounds off Highway 128, is an intermediate-advanced 2.5 mile trail that links the floors of two canyons to create a unique hiking loop, offering striking views of the Fisher Towers, Castleton Tower, and the “Priest and Nuns” sandstone spires before dropping into narrow slickrock canyons. A short section of this hike connects with the popular Fisher Towers trail before dipping down into a nearby canyon. This engaging hike has a plethora of stunning scenery including dry waterfalls, small bridges, and hoodoos that create a fun new hiking route in the Onion Creek area.
Burro Pass of the Whole Enchilada System
Burro Pass, one of six trails in the Whole Enchilada, received much needed trail construction and maintenance in August 2021. Trail crews worked on reconstructing many eroded switchbacks as well as creating drainage control on the top section of trail. While still a very difficult and steep trail, Burro Pass Trail is now a little more sustainable and rideable for mountain bikers to enjoy.
The following links will take you to the related activity on DiscoverMoab.com. DiscoverMoab.com is hosted by the Moab Area Travel Council and is full of great info about the area.
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