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Top of the World
The Top of the World trail is a 9 mile climb from the Colorado River to a viewpoint over the Onion Creek Narrows. This ride is reserved for very strong climbers who can handle some technical rock. The ride starts at 4100 feet and tops at 7050. With some up-and-down riding on the Kokopelli to get to Top of the World, your total climbing will be 3300; the round trip 18.5 miles.
Riding notes, from Dewey:
0.0   Head east from bathroom on gravel road
        N38 48.648 W109 18.240
0.3   Pass alternate parking (on L)
        N38 48.621 W109 17.914
1.2   Stay R (L goes to Waring Canyon)
        N38 48.196 W109 17.233
3.5   Veer R and uphill N38 47.109 W109 15.826
3.9   Stay R again N38 46.931 W109 15.777
5.2   CRITICAL FORK, R off main road
        Kokopelli Trail N38 46.237 W109 14.991
5.3   Fork R onto Top of the World
        N38 46.209 W109 14.943
        Stay on main doubletrack
9.3   You're there. N38 43.222 W109 15.978
         Look around, backtrack.
18.6 Back at car
Getting there from Moab:  At the Colorado River bridge north of town, turn east on Highway 128. Drive 29 miles. As the highway turns to go across the river, keep straight and turn off on the right. Off-season, use the parking at the bathroom. On weekends and peak season, I suggest you drive another 1/3 mile up the gravel road and park in the fenced area on the left N38 48.621 W109 17.914.
Getting there from the Wasatch Front:  On I-70, keep driving past the Crescent Junction (Moab) exit. After 22 miles, take exit 204 (Cisco) to U-128/US-6. Go right. Drive 2.8 miles and turn right on U-128.  Drive another 11 miles. Just after crossing the Colorado River bridge, turn left into the parking area.
Camping:  Dewey campground, just east of the trailhead.
Water:  Campground. Otherwise, Moab.
Bathroom:  At the trailhead
Bike services:  Moab

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