A description of some of the most popular 4WD trails in the Moab area. These trails were chosen because they are close to Moab, short enough for a partial day trip, and represent a range of skill levels.
The Copper Ridge Sauropod Tracksite was discovered in 1989. The site, which is located north of the Moab airport, reveals the first brontosaurus trackway reported from Utah, as well as trackways of four theropods of various sizes. The dinosaurs walked in several directions across a ripple-marked sand deposit that had accumulated in an ancient river channel.
Utah’s Grand Canyon – Dead Horse Point State Park is perhaps Utah’s most spectacular state park. Towering 2,000 feet directly above the Colorado River, the mesa that is Dead Horse Point provides breathtaking views of the canyon country of southeastern Utah and the pinnacles and buttes of Canyonlands National Park.
The Fisher Towers are one of the most outstanding scenic features of Utah’s Colorado Riverway. These rock pinnacles soar above a maze of red and purple hued canyons. Visitors to the Fisher Towers Recreation Site will be rewarded with a sweeping view of the towers, Castle Rock, the cliff enclosed Richardson Amphitheater, and the Colorado River. The brochure, which contains a map of the hiking trail, is produced by the Bureau of Land Management.
A collection of spectacular hiking trails which are all located within a 1/2 hour drive from Moab. All of the trails are suitable for half-day outings. Because these trails are all located on public land, pets are allowed.
If you plan on bringing your horse to the Moab area, this brochure is for you. It is designed to give you general information on several equestrian trails, and provide guidelines for riding your horse in both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
Self guided trail guide to the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail, 15 miles north of Moab off Highway 191. This area contains traces (vertebrae, bone fragments and impressions) of a variety of dinosaur species. Visitors can also view the remnants of an old copper mill and the Halfway Stage Station, a rest stop for travelers during the turn of the century as they traveled from the railroad at Thompson to Moab.
This cooperative effort between the Moab Area Travel Council and the Grand Councty Trail Mix Committee gives a great overview of the expanding network of mountain biking trails that are available in the Moab area. This is the perfect resource to use to begin planning your mountain biking visit to Moab.
Whether you ride for fun or like to push the pace for training, Moab has some of the best road bike riding in the West. Our paved roads generally have little traffic and the terrain varies from mild to wild, with flats, rolling hills and steep sections to really get your heart pumping. You won’t find a more scenic place to ride!
The Sand Flats Recreation Area (SFRA) near Moab, Utah is a nationally significant public lands treasure at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. A high plain of slickrock domes, bowls and fins, it rises in the east to meet the colorful mesas and nearly 13,000-foot peaks of the La Sal Mountains. SFRA’s famous Slickrock and Porcupine Rim bike trails and almost 40 miles of jeep trails are world-renowned for their combination of challenge and awesome scenery.
The Slickrock Bike Trail traverses a spectacular high plain of slick rock domes, bowls and fins. The trail is rated a class 4 on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the most difficult. Its steep inclines and descents offer technical challenges to the most experienced bikers. The 2 mile practice loop is recommended to all first time visitors and is still rated as difficult and not for novice riders or young children. This brochure also includes information on the Porcupine Rim Trail.
This brochure could save your life. The Moab Bike Patrol has put together a collection of desert survival tips for mountain bikers. The brochure also includes assessments of most of the bike trails in the Moab area.
If you are doing backcountry camping in the Moab area, this list is a must-have. For just a few dollars, many local establishments (campgrounds, bike shops, etc.) will allow you to come in and take a shower.
This brochure provides basic information about floating the calm water portions of the Green and Colorado Rivers in Southeastern Utah. These river areas are suitable for use with canoes, kayaks and rafts.
Southeastern Utah is blessed with an abundance of river recreation opportunities. Visitors may select river environments that range from the wilderness settings of Cataract and Desolation-Gray canyons to the more easily accessible sections of the Colorado, Green and San Juan rivers. While the area is known for its whitewater float trips, there are also several scenic flat-water segments suitable for canoes, jet boats, and small powerboats. This brochure provides a great introduction to what is available, and where.