Dino Flow

Rating: 
One-way Distance: 5.3 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Skill Level:
Elevation: 8171 - 9085 feet
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Time: 3 hrs. 45 mins.
Trailhead: Copper Ridge Sauropod Trackway
Fee: none
Attractions: Fun connector trail




The Dino-Flow trail is located in the Klondike Bluffs Area north of Moab, Utah. This beginner to intermediate level trail runs along the base of the Klondike Bluffs between the Copper Ridge Sauropod Trackway trailhead and the Klondike Bluffs Road. The trail provides a connecting route or starting point for many of the other trails in the area like Homer, Nome, Little Salty and EKG. For this post we began at the north end of the trail and rode from there to the south end of the EKG trail which we used to loop back to our vehicle.


To get to the trailhead either drive 23 miles north of Moab or about 9 miles south from Crescent Junction on Highway 191 and turn east at the North Klondike Bluffs sign. Follow the dirt road for about 1 mile to a fork. Stay to the left at the fork and continue to the Copper Ridge trailhead. The road is easily passable for passenger vehicles when it is dry.


The Dino-Flow trail departs from the trailhead near the privy at the south end of the parking area. The Klondike Bluffs trails are color coded with maroon being the color for the Dino-Flow trail.


For the most part the trail follows the contours around the base of the bluffs varying between sections of red dirt and slickrock shelfs. Occasionally a rocky outcrop will present a small technical challenge but for the most part the entire length of the trail is an easy ride.


Within 500 feet of the trailhead the Homer trail splits off on the left.


The Nome trail comes up at the  0.72 mile point.


At the 1.04 mile point the Mega Steps trail begins its climb up the bluffs.


The north branch of the  Baby Steps trail comes up at 1.96 miles.


And Little Salty forks off at 3.21 miles.


The southern branch of the Baby Steps trail is at 4.37 miles.


The EKG trail kisses the Dino-Flow trail at the 4.81 mile point.


At the 5.3 mile point the Dino-Flow trail meets up with the southern end of the EKG trail. The trail to the right continues out to the Klondike Bluffs Road and parking area. From here we took the EKG trail back to Copper Ridge. Another popular way to ride for the Dino-Flow trail is to begin at the Klondike Bluffs trailhead and take Dino-Flow north to Copper Ridge and ride the Copper Ridge Road through Little Valley to get back. At some point almost every trail in the area can be combined with the Dino-Flow trail as part of a ride. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.