Moab Utah Trails: Pritchett Canyon

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Pritchett Canyon

You can mountain bike or drive the Pritchett Canyon trail as an out and back or as a loop, connecting with Hunter Canyon. Read More

The climb up Pritchett Canyon is consistent, rigorous, and technical. Let's just say you'll need to rest at the top to catch your breath.

Trail Specifics

  • Distance: 11.7 looping Pritchett to Hunter Canyon
  • Ride Time: 3 to 5 hours
  • Difficulty: Technically and physically difficult
  • Trail Surface: 4WD track, singletrack, steep portage

Directions to Trailhead

From downtown Moab, Utah, turn west onto Kane Creek Road and follow it all the way to and along the Colorado River. Once the road turns to dirt and starts heading toward Kane Creek Canyon, park off to the right in the overflow parking area. The trail is on the other side of the gate to the private campground.

Finding the Trail

From the top, at White Knuckle Hill, you can travel a little further along the trail to a spur trail that leads to the Pritchett Arch, a must-see and picturesque rock formation. From this intersection, ATVs and 4x4s will need to turn around and come back down Pritchett Canyon for an exciting and challenging downhill. Bikers can continue along singletrack and ledges toward Hunter Canyon. Beware of Hunter Canyon's surprise portage.

Special Notes

To access the trailhead from your car you must cross private property. There is a $1 fee at the campground.

Maps & Tours

  • Pick up a detailed map or guide book at the Moab Information Center on the corner of Main and Center Streets.
  • If you are new to mountain biking, or to the area, consider Joining a Guided Bike Tour.

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