Moab is experiencing a mountain biking renaissance - 300 + miles of beautifully designed single track trails. The trails are designed by an active volunteer group - Trail Mix. They seem to have a good relationship with the BLM and other agencies. One of the facilities, Dead Horse State Park, was about to close due to lack of visitors. Trail Mix and state park employees built 30 or so miles of single track trails there and now you can barely find a place to park. The trails are IMBA designed and goofy fun.
Massive amounts of beautiful, sandstone and vast, silent, open space. They call it slick rock here. The rock is not actually slick - it's sandstone. The traction is surprisingly good, which is critical since sections of the trails are steeeeep!
The rock formations are unusual.
We called these "mangkles".
On some cracks, you only get the tip of your toes in it. Pretty exacting and interesting.
Now we're off to Vegas for controlled risk taking - climbing at Red Rocks.