Rim Rocker

This extremely popular trail gives you access to some of the area's most stunning scenery.

Total Miles

34

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Elevation
5,944'
Duration
4 to 5 Hours
Technical Rating
4 / 10
Best Time
Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Rim Rocker
This section of the Rim Rocker trail is relatively easy. You'll love the amazing variety of terrain and views that are found between Montrose and Moab. It is common to take two or more days to drive the entire trail.
History
This trip takes you past the townsite of Uravan. The name is a combination of the words “uranium” and “vanadium.” The town sprang up overnight back in the 1940s. It processed uranium oxide, also called yellowcake, which was used for the top-secret Manhattan Project in the development the atomic bomb during WWII. By the 1970s, as the demand for uranium decreased, the town began to die. Clean-up operations began immediately and by December 1986, the town was just a memory.
Getting There
From Placerville, head west on Highway 145 towards Naturita for 36 miles. Once you reach Naturita, turn right on C.R. 97. Head north 3.5 miles to Nucla City Park. Trail starts here with information kiosks.
Contact for Current Conditions
BLM Montrose Field Office
(970) 240-5300