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In a move that could set the precedent for the rest of the USA, the Moab Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has banned the use of electric bikes on mountain bike trails. A recent update to their website clearly states their viewpoint:

"The Moab BLM has determined that motor assisted bicycles (electric, gas or diesel) are motorized vehicles. Use of motor assisted bicycles is only allowed on motorized trails. Please visit the motorized recreation pages for trail information. The use of motor assisted bicycles is NOT allowed on mountain bike trails."


E-bikes are still allowed on trails/roads where motorized vehicles were previously allowed, but not on singletrack. E-bike bans are in effect on these well known trails and trail areas:

  • Amasa Back Area
  • Bartlett/Jedi Slickrock
  • Gemini Bridges/Mag 7 Area
  • Klondike Bluffs Area
  • Klonzo Trails
  • Kokopelli Trail
  • Lower Monitor and Merrimac
  • Moab Brands (Bar M)
  • Pipe Dream
  • Porcupine Rim
  • Slickrock Bike Trail


Trails shown in blue are now designated as "Single Track Mountain Bike Trails" and are off limits to e-bikes. You can view a full size map of the area here.

via MTBR, via Moab BLM

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