LOCAL TRAILSHere are just a handful of our favorite trails in Moab.
Moab is home to some of the greatest off-road trails in the world! With unique terrain and stunning vistas, it really is a true slice of heaven on earth. We've assembled a list of our some favorite local trails. Each trail features a "Moab Scale" difficulty rating, which we've explained in detail below.
our favorite local trails:
All trail rating and descriptions shown here are courtesy of Red Rock 4-Wheelers, Inc.
"Moab Scale" Trail Difficulty Ratings
1. Dirt road maintained for high clearance 2WD and 4WD use in adverse conditions.
2. Dirt road with infrequent or light maintenance after rain or snow, high clearance light duty 4WD required.
3. Dirt road with frequent use, but seldom maintained. Dirt, sand and slick rock surfaces. 4WD is required due to ruts or wash erosion and maybe small rock ledges no bigger that 12″.
4. Loose rock, dirt, and some slickrock surfaces. Erosion, washes, gulches and rock ledges no higher than 12”. 4WD is required with good driving skills. Beginners can manage trail with ease Locker can be used but not required.
5. Road surfaces are rutted, rocky and sandy with steps not exceeding 14”, with considerable slickrock surfaces. Good vehicle approach and departure angles are helpful. Locker use is required. Off road driving experience will be needed.
6. Roads are difficult. Rock ledges can exceed 24”. Lockers are required. Must have off-road driving skills. Not for beginners.
7. Trail consists of rock, boulders, sand and slickrock with rock ledges exceeding 24”. Steep climbs and drops. Lockers required, winching may be necessary. Vehicle mechanical or body damage can occur. Roll over possibilities exist. Must have off road driving skills not for beginners.
A guide is required for these trails.
We do not allow any trails above this rating system.
Length: 21 miles
La Sal Pass
Fins and Things
Flat Iron Mesa
Our premier slickrock trail lies northeast of town between the Sand Flats Road and the river. There are long stretches of slickrock where the 4WD trail has been marked. The most difficult obstacles are out of the stock-vehicle class, but those can be bypassed. There are steep climbs and descents and some edges that are not for the faint of heart. The steep slopes, however, are not technically difficult because of the excellent traction on sandstone. More info can be found here.
Length: 16 miles, 12 off-highway