Orange Trail

Total Miles
6.5

Elevation

1,876.47 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Winter, Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

The Orange Trail is a moderate desert single track that has a wide variety of terrain and difficulty. Some easier sections are smooth dirt single tracks that wind under or along the mesas and are more fast and flowy. There are some more intermediate sections of loose dirt rock, and also lots of slab rock and moderate rock ledges that are more difficult obstacles. The Orange Trail is easier than the 5 miles of Hell and the Red Trail, and is a fun trail to do after completing both of those harder trails in order to make a fun day loop. The trail also has sections of smooth sandy wash and washes mixed in with rock slabs. There are a couple of rock ledge obstacles that are a 4 or 5 difficulty but the rest of the trail is a 3 or 4. There are also lots of whoops on this trail in sections because this is a pretty popular riding area. The trail is marked with trail signs at every intersection and is easy to follow. It can be easy to miss when the trail exits the wash, but you can mostly follow the tracks in the sandy wash when the wash splits. It intersects with the Green Trail about halfway through, which you can take as an easy bail out back to Temple Mountain Road. This is a super fun trail to ride in combination with the other trails in the area, as it goes through a beautiful desert landscape full of mesas and canyons. Riding this area is like going to Moab, but you get to ride a single track instead of jeep roads, which is pretty unique.

Photos of Orange Trail

Orange Trail
Orange Trail
Orange Trail

Difficulty

There are a couple rock ledge obstacles that are a 4 or 5 difficulty but the rest of the trail is a 3 or 4, making this an overall intermediate trail.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Kolton Finlinson
Mar 22, 2024
Dirt Bike
Open
Normal

Access Description

There are large staging areas at the Temple Mountain Road exit from I70 on both sides of the highway, and nearby camping in the desert on BLM land. There aren't any towns nearby, and cell signal is minimal. The best time to visit is Spring, Fall and Winter to avoid the extreme heat in the desert in the summer.

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