Gravitron

Rating: 
One-way Distance: 1.9 miles
Difficulty: Strenuous
Skill level:
Elevation: 4469 - 4793 feet
Cellphone: 0-3 bars
Time: 45 mins.
Trailhead: Parking Area A or B
Fee: none
Attractions: Super one-way downhill




The Gravitron trail is located in the Klonzo Mountain Biking Area north of Moab, Utah. The trail follows a one-way downhill course that begins off of the Wahoo trail and ends almost 2 miles later at the Vertigo trail. The technical challenges of the trail include several spots where thin slabs of slickrock are laying end to end forming ramps that tend to be a little slippery when coated with a layer of dirt that gets tracked onto them.


To get to the start of the trail follow the directions for the Borderline trail to where it ends at the Wahoo trail. From there proceed to the right on the Wahoo trail for about 3 tenths of a mile to this point.


The trail begins innocent enough as it picks up a wash and begins following it northward.


A long homemade slickrock ramp presents itself as the trail makes a quick drop into the wash. We discovered that it is best to get lined up with the ramp at the top and to forget about touching the brakes while crossing it.


As the trail comes out of the wash it levels off quite a bit and picks up some nice slickrock and packed dirt.


Just under the half mile point Gravitron crosses the pipeline road.


After crossing the road the trail pops over a small ridge and makes a dive down a boulder strewn valley.


At this point most of the more technical challenges of the trail are complete.


The Gravitron trail was relatively new at the time of this post but the center of the trail was well already well packed.


The mid section of the trail rolls over a lot of small hills and speeds by rather quickly.


The valleys get a bit deeper once again toward the lower end of the trail.


The trail finishes up with a switchback that climbs out of a deeper wash and comes to an end at about the midpoint of the Vertigo trail. All in all the Gravitron trail is a real downhill blast. The little uphill part at the end gives you a chance to wake your legs back up. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is grab your bike or 'Take a hike'.