Hotdog

Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: 0.7 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Skill level:
Elevation: 4374 - 4487 feet
Cellphone: 0-3 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Parking Area A
Fee: none
Attractions: Red dirt singletrack




The Hotdog trail is located in the Klonzo Mountain Biking Area about 12 miles north of Moab, Utah. The trail begins off of the Edge trail, near Parking Area A, and heads east above a wash until it makes a gentle climb up to the Midway trail at which point it continues for a short distance until it comes to an end at the Red Hot trail. Hotdog is one of the newer trails in the South Klonzo area and there are some signs still around that suggest riding it from east to west until it becomes better packed. As of this post the trail is well packed and suitable for either direction of travel.


Follow the Edge trail for about 2 tenths of a mile from Parking Area A across the wash to the point where the Hotdog trail begins.


The trail stays just above the wash as it heads east.


As the trail heads east the Topspin trail can be spotted, where it dips below the rim of the hill that it makes its loop around, with the Edge trail passing along the lower hillside between the Hotdog and Topspin trails.


Continuing eastward the Hotdog trail meanders around the side channels of the wash.


The trail makes a gentle climb as it progresses.


The profile of the trail shows how its 100 feet of elevation gain is spread out.


Just past the half mile point the Hotdog trail crosses the Midway trail.


This part of the Hotdog trail shows up on some maps as a spur of the Midway trail. It may be that this stretch of trail existed before the Hotdog trail was built.


The Hotdog trail comes to an end at the Red Hot. The Red Hot trail is one-way going in the direction from the left to the right in this picture. It is possible to go across the trail cattleguard on the left and drop down to the Safari Road from here and follow it a short distance up to the top of the Red Hot trail or else jump onto the Houdini trail. As far as the Hotdog trail goes it is a bit easier than the Edge trail and if you are riding it in the other direction it is an even easier roll back to the trailhead. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is grab your bike or 'Take a hike'.