EZ

Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: 1.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Skill level:
Elevation: 4552 - 4647 feet
Cellphone: 2-4 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Moab Brands
Fee: none
Attractions: Relatively easy mountain bike trail




The EZ trail is in the Moab Brands Mountain Biking Area north of Moab, Utah. The trail begins a short distance from the Moab Brands trailhead and runs for a little over a mile and a half to where it ends at a point along the Bar M Loop trail. The EZ trail is often combined with the Lazy trail for a fun loop ride. Including the distance to and from the trailhead the loop comes out to about 3 miles.


To get to the Moab Brands trailhead drive north of Moab on Highway 191 for about 8 or 9 miles and watch for the signs for the Moab Brands area and the Bar M Chuckwagon. The turn is on the righthand side of the road across from the Gemini Bridges staging area. Follow the gravel road past the Bar M Chuckwagon fee parking area to the free BLM parking lot at the trailhead.


Follow the trail heading east from the trailhead for a short distance to a 4-way intersection where a spur trail leads to the EZ/Lazy trails.


The EZ trail heads south following the contour of the hillside.


In a few places the trail manages to get out of the dirt where it bounces over some rockier terrain but for the most part it is pretty much all red dirt.


The EZ trail isn't the easiest of those in the Moab Brands area but it probably comes in second to the Dusty Spur.


And speaking of the Dusty Spur there is a short spur trail near the end of the EZ trail  that makes a connection with it.


As the EZ trail approaches the Bar M Loop the trail splits with the right fork making a quick connection to the Bar M Loop and the left fork climbing around the hillside toward the Lazy trail.


We were here the weekend of the Poison Spider THAW mountain bike rally and scads of riders were having fun testing the latest in mountain bikes from many of the industries companies that were there showing off their wares. The EZ-Lazy loop proved to be the testing ground of choice for many of the bikes. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.