White Rim Trail Shafer Trail

Moab, United States

The White Rim Trail Shafer Trail is a col with a length of 7.9 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Moab, UT, United States. The average grade of this col is 5.9% with a maximum of 11.9%. The White Rim Trail Shafer Trail ascents from 1.402 meter at the start, to 1.804 meter at the top, with a total of 410 ascending meters.

Profile

White Rim Trail Shafer Trail Profile

Facts

Distance 7.9 km
Elevation gain 410 m
Average grade 5.9 %
Maximum grade 11.9 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 1402 m
Maximum elevation 1804 m

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Description

If you like Gravel Bikes, this Shafer Trail (part of the White Rim Trail) should be almost at the top of your Bucket List. What a fantastic experience to cycle up this winding very steep and narrow road. Great views, as a reward for your efforts, over the Canyonlands (known from the Indiana Jones movies), but beware, it can be very hot there. The road was built in the 1950s by the Atomic Energy Commission to provide access to individual gold prospectors who planned to mine uranium reserves for use in the production of nuclear weapons during the Cold War. The mines did not contain much uranium and were soon abandoned.

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