Elk Ridge

Total Miles
11.5

Elevation

2,672.62 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

If you're looking to escape the crowds of Moab and sneak off into the pines, Elk Ridge in the Manti-La Sal National Forest is a perfect choice. Leading off Beef Basin, this trail climbs into the hills and opens up onto a pine-strewn plateau where you can hear the Elks bugle at night. The road itself is wide and relatively smooth and largely used to access smaller trails and camping sites, which are abundant.

Photos of Elk Ridge

Elk Ridge
Elk Ridge
Elk Ridge

Difficulty

This is a fairly straightforward dirt road with some switchbacks. Mud and snow can become an issue and make the trail impassable.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Cooper Pooper
Apr 20, 2024
4x4
Open
Snow/Ice
Maybe first tracks through the last of the snow? Less than 100 yards of snow left but it's off camber and down hill, leaving little room for an exit strategy.

Access Description

Access the trail from the North via Beef Basin road

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