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Behind the Rocks
The Behind the Rocks trail is a tough, advanced-technical ride located just south of Moab. Used mainly as a trials-motorcycle trail, Behind the Rocks has stiff climbs, technical descents and ledges, and life-sucking sand. Only riders who are bored with the "easy stuff" should consider this trail. Options include a 19-mile point-to-point, and loops varying from 11 to 28 miles. (To ride a loop, take the fork specified to the Pritchett Arch road, turn left, and follow the US-191 signs back.)
Point-to-Point Ride -- Requires Shuttle
(Critical forks, loop connectors marked in boldface)
When in doubt, keep straight or on largest road
0.0   North on dirt road 
        N 38 25.300' W 109 25.930', Alt=5500'
0.25 Veer L (R=camping)
0.4   Fork R, N 38 25.521' W 109 26.014'
1.2, 1.3 Keep straight
1.6   L at fork, N 38 26.415' W 109 26.578'
2.1   Steep sand downhill, Alt=5850'
4.0   Keep straight
5.1   Fork hard R onto smaller DT (L = Loop 1)
        N 38 26.440' W 109 29.380'
6.0   Keep L as trail comes in on R
6.3   Cross DT, keep straight
        N 38 27.146' W 109 29.739'
7.6   R on Pritchett, 100 ft, R again (L = Loop 2)
        N 38 26.722' W 109 29.949'
8.0   Keep straight (L)
8.3   R goes over slickrock, L = main route
        N 38 27.177' W 109 31.258'
 
8.6   Fork R (L = Loop 2.5)
        N 38 27.28' W 109 31.63'
9.5   Keep straight, cross DT
        N 38 27.640' W 109 32.202'
9.6   Keep straight
10.0 At bottom of steep hill, fork R (L = Loop 3)
        N 38 27.658' W 109 32.476'
11.5 Drop into Hunter Canyon
        Deep sand in bottom!
13.4 Fork R to Pritchett Trail (L = Lunatic Loop)
        END of BTR Trail
        N 38 29.640' W 109 33.773', Alt=4500'
13.5 Straight (R)
14.0 Spur to view Pritchett Arch, keep straight
15.2 White Knuckle Hill
        N 38 30.70' W 109 33.00'
15.5 Keep R (L = Pritchett Arch)
        N 38 30.78' W 10933.37'
15.8 Keep L
17.0 Keep L
        N 38 31.4' W 109 34.0'
19.5 Parking at Kane Creek Blvd. Alt=4100'
Getting there, shuttle: To leave a shuttle car, drive south on Moab's main drag (US-191) to the McDonald's, and turn right onto Kane Creek Blvd. After 1.5 miles, go straight at the "Yield" sign where the road seems to turn right. Continue along the Colorado River until the road turns to gravel and park on the right. The trail's end is 100 feet back, on the south side of the street where it exits private property.  (The property owner requires $1 per biker paid as you exit.) Trailhead: Now drive your second vehicle to the trailhead. Head back to Highway 191 and turn right (south). Drive 12.5 miles, and watch for a small road on your right. You should see a sign that (among other destinations) says Pritchett Arch. GPS is N 38 25.30' W 109 25.95'. Park near the cattle guard and begin riding.

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Trail conditions and layout may change. Use this guide at your own risk.