In the sea of trail options available in Moab, Utah, North 40 manages to carve its own niche. With a distance of 3.6 miles and designed as a loop, the trail is a cocktail of dirt and rock singletrack, offering a uniquely engaging experience. Ideal for advanced and intermediate riders, this trail combines flow with dashes of technicality, never boring its visitors for even a moment.
From the Brand Trails parking area, make your way up the main doubletrack. Before reaching the Bar M trail, a sign for North 40 will greet you on your left. Take this turn and prepare for a journey that’s high on flow and rewarding in natural technicality.
One of the distinctive features of this trail is the smartly designed undulation. None of the climbs are long enough to feel tedious, and the fast, flowy nature of the track makes it possible for a strong intermediate rider to complete the loop in about 30-40 minutes.
The trail’s relatively short length means it pairs excellently with other trails in the Moab area. For those looking for a longer adventure, consider combining North 40 with one of the other fantastic trails available, ensuring a day chock-full of diverse experiences.
For those seeking a trail that offers both speed and a technical punch, North 40 serves as an ideal choice. Not only does it give riders the chance to tackle different terrains—from slick rocks to dirt singletracks—it also offers excellent signage, making the route incredibly easy to follow. Whether you're new to Moab riding or a seasoned veteran, North 40 promises a fulfilling ride that has a bit of everything.