Place store identification
|Miner's Loop (loop ride with EKG and Dino
Miner's Loop is a short loop that begins on the southern end of the EKG Trail in the Klondike Bluffs riding area north of Moab. The loop is 1.9 miles long with 300 vertical feet of climbing. The riding is upper-intermediate to advanced technical. The shortest ride is from the southern trailhead at 4.1 miles. The first ride is from the southern trailhead, with the description ending after you've completed the loop. The second ride description below is a full loop and starts from the Mega Steps parking at the northern trailhead.
|Miner's Loop from South Klondike
0.0 ST at N corner (Inside Passage) N38 46.433 W109 42.765
0.4 Join main Klondike northbound N38 46.689 W109 42.901
0.7 Stay R on Klondike (ST on L = Jurassic)
N38 46.866 W109 43.064
0.8 Through sandy wash N38 46.913 W109 43.073
0.9 Straight onto Dino Flow ST N38 46.997 W109 43.072
1.1 R onto EKG N38 47.116 W109 42.983
1.3 R on Miner's Loop N38 47.167 W109 42.940
|Sample loop ride: EKG - Miner's -
Dino from Mega Steps TH
0.0 East on Mega Steps N38 49.180 W109 45.414
0.3 Join Dino Flow uphill (keep R) N38 49.419 W109 45.043
100 feet, then L on Mega Steps
0.5 R on EKG (L = Alaska, Str = Mega Steps)
N38 49.419 W109 45.036
1.4 Join North Baby Steps downhill N38 48.973 W109 44.612
100 feet, then L to stay on EKG
2.8 Cross Little Salty N38 48.596 W109 43.913
4.5 Cross South Baby Steps N38 47.747 W109 43.289
5.2 Join Dino Flow to cross wash (keep L)
N38 47.374 W109 43.261
After wash fork L uphill for EKG
5.8 L on Miner's Loop N38 47.167 W109 42.940
| 100 yards, then R on loop N38 47.173 W109 42.916
6.8 L (R = Azurite) N38 47.419 W109 42.449
6.95 L (R = Malachite) N38 47.496 W109 42.540
7.0 Top of mountain
7.7 Close loop, keep straight N38 47.173 W109 42.916
100 yards, then L on EKG N38 47.167 W109 42.940
7.9 R on Dino Flow N38 47.115 W109 42.981
8.4 Cross wash, keep L on Dino N38 47.370 W109 43.250
8.8 Cross South Baby Steps N38 47.593 W109 43.557
10.0 Cross Little Salty N38 48.248 W109 44.150
11.3 Cross North Baby Steps N38 48.900 W109 44.715
12.1 Keep L joining Mega Steps N38 49.355 W109 45.171
100 feet, stay L on Mega Steps
12.5 Back at parking
|Getting there, main (southern) Klondike Bluffs
trailhead: Starting at the Colorado River, drive
15 miles north from Moab. Look for a turnout with parking on the right and
a sign for Klondike Bluffs Road. There will
usually be cars parked there (GPS N 38° 44.452' W 109°
44.037'). For a longer ride, park here and ride up the road. Most cyclists will choose to go through the gate and drive 2.7 miles. Keep left at
the fork. At 2.8 miles, park your car in the broad parking area by the
fence. Begin your ride eastbound across the cattleguard, or hit the
singletrack Inside Passage in the northern corner of the parking area.
Northern Klondike Trailheads: On Highway 191 8.5 miles south of I-70 and 6.5 miles north of the southern Klondike Bluffs road (about 5 miles north of the airport), watch for a "Northern Klondike" sign at N38 49.504 W109 46.893. Turn east (toward the sandstone bluff). Keep to the right as the road winds south around a small hill.
Chilkoot Pass parking: 1.2 miles from the highway as the road is heading east toward the bluff, the first parking zone is on your right. This is the Chilkoot Pass trail.
Agate trail parking: Continue a few feet past the Chilkoot parking. Fork right on a fainter jeep road N38 49.103 W109 46.061, as the main road continues to the dinosaur tracks. At mile 1.6, you'll come to the TH for the Jasper and Agate loops (N38 49.087 W109 45.625) on your right.
Mega Steps parking: Keep going past Agate. At 2.0 miles, you're at the bottom of Mega Steps at a larger parking area N38 49.179 W109 45.417.
Dinosaur Tracks parking: From 191, stay on the main Dinosaur
Tracks road. At the road fork at mile 1.2 above, keep left
on the main road toward the dinosaur tracks. About 1/2 mile further, turn
to the right into the parking area. The Dino Flow trail is up against the
mountain, to the left of the pit toilet.
Copyright 2014 Mad Scientist Software Inc. Trail conditions change, and the layout of a trail may change without notice. Use this trail guide at your own risk.