Zoltar

Rating: 
One-way Distance: 0.6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Skill level:
Elevation: 4571 - 4613 feet
Cellphone: 1-4 bars
Time: 15 mins.
Trailhead: Parking Area A
Fee: none
Attractions: Slickrock connector




The Zoltar trail is located in the Klonzo Mountain Biking Area north of Moab, Utah. The 0.6 mile trail stretches across an expanse of broken slickrock between the Borderline trail and the Willow Springs Road. Zoltar acts as a connector between the North and South Klonzo trail areas. For directions on getting to the Klonzo area refer to the Boondocks trail on this website.


This post begins at the north end of the Zoltar trail where it departs from the Borderline trail at its 1 mile point from Parking Area A.


From the Borderline trail the route drops down a packed dirt track and crosses a little cattleguard through the fence line. Kids seem to especially enjoy this particular trail feature.


After passing through the fence the trail picks up the slickrock that serves as the base for the rest of its distance.


The route across the slickrock is well marked with stripes of green paint.


The overall elevation difference between the two ends of the trail shows it to have a 41 foot drop going in this direction but it still has a few gentle uphill stretches.


With all of the little bumps the trail actually has about 53 feet of climbing and 72 feet of descending.


The unevenness of the slickrock is what gives the trail its intermediate skill level rating even though it is just a short distance.


The trail dumps out onto the Willow Springs Road and comes to an end. From here you can continue across the road and pick up the upper ends of the Houdini and Red Hot trails or follow the Willow Springs Road back down to Parking Area A. Enroute to the parking area it passes some dinosaur tracks and the Midway trailhead. While camping isn't permitted within the immediate area of the Klonzo trails it is allowed along the road up to almost the Parking Area A point and if you continue past the trail area, which would be the same as following the road to the right at this spot, there are a few more nice places to camp. As far as the Zoltar trail goes, if you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is grab your bike or 'Take a hike'.