Beginner Offroad Trails Near Moab

Sand Flats Road

Experience Sand Flats Recreation on this half-day trail. There is free camping available in scenic Porcupine Rim Campground which is on national forest land. Sand Flats road is an access road to Hell's Revenge and…
Total Miles
17.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Rim Rocker

The Rim Rocker is a 160-mile route winding it's way over red rock, through aspen groves, along the edges of sheer cliffs, and across rivers in order to bring travelers from Moab Utah to Montrose…
Total Miles
158.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su

Hurrah Pass

Take a weekend to explore this route that features beautiful lakes, Potash Plants and Native American petroglyphs at Birthing Rock. Along Kane Creek road you'll find well-mainained BLM campgrounds on a first-come-first-serve basis. They are…
Total Miles
11.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Porcupine Rim

This high-elevation trail offers varied terrain and outstanding views. The trail begins with a descent to a narrow ledge overlooking Negro Bill Canyon, which then drops to a drainage. The climb up to the rim…
Total Miles
13.2
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Year-round

Picture Frame Arch

This is a short, excellent family friendly trail with sightseeing along the way. You'll pass huge arches, overlooks and sand dunes, as well as camping options along the rim and at the base of Lone…
Total Miles
25.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Eye of the Whale Arch

ATVs are currently not allowed in national parks so you will need to have a truck, Jeep, or other high clearance vehicle equipped with 4WD for this trail. The off-road portion is easy. If you…
Total Miles
2.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Year-round

Gemini Bridges

You may run into mountain bikers on this popular trail, so make sure to minimize dust. This high, curvy shelf road provides beautiful views and easy pitstops to hike to view the tops of the…
Total Miles
12.5
Tech Rating
2 Moderate
Best Time
Sp

Potash Road, Shafer Switchbacks

If you're looking for beautiful scenery, this route will deliver. Potash Road and its side roads are legal for ATVs and UTVs, but you have to stop at the Canyonlands National Park border even if…
Total Miles
17.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Looking Glass Rd. to Anticline Overlook

Take this alternate backway to Anticline Overlook and explore Looking Glass Arch, abandoned cave homes, the Anticline Overlook and Jail House Rock. You may encounter big rigs on the straight, wide road toward the beginning…
Total Miles
48.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Moon Rock

This is a less-traveled trail dead end trail toward Moon Rock terrain with beautiful rim view. The ride is mainly loose rocks with some deep sand sections, which could be challenging for dirt bikes and…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Chicken Corners

The route winds primarily along the Colorado River, but you can stop to explore some catacomb caves along the way, and the scenery is phenomenal. Chicken Corners travels along a high, steep cliff overlooking the…
Total Miles
8.5
Tech Rating
2 Moderate
Best Time
Sp

Steel Bender Petroglpyhs

This is a pretty easy trail, even though overall the Steelbender trail is quite difficult. The petrolgyphs are located just beyond the canyon entrance when you get to Mill Creek. Please do not touch the…
Total Miles
3
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Su

4 Arches

This is a fun out and back trail for an open-air ride of any kind. There are four arches (bridges) that can be found along this trail. As a hint, they are more noticeable on…
Total Miles
5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Buttes and Towers

Enjoy a variety of terrain on this scenic intermediate trail. Visit Courthouse Pasture and take in views of the red Entrada rocks and La Sal's snowy peaks. Once off the highway, off-roaders can expect bumpy…
Total Miles
15.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Year-round

Tracking Station Road

Tracking Station Road is a nice short road off of Mountain Loop road going back to Sand Flats Recreation Area. Towards the Mountain Loop road end there are several primitive campsite spots. The road gets…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Seven Mile Canyon

This is a mild scenic cruise in the sandy wash through Seven Mile Canyon. This is also an equestrian trail, but the majority of evidence we saw was foot traffic. The entrance to the canyon…
Total Miles
2.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Area BFE

NOTE: This area is currently closed but projected to open June 2020. The 320-acre Area BFE is provided by generous private land owners who wanted to give off-roaders a place to ride and explore for…
Total Miles
0.5
Tech Rating
Difficult
Best Time
Sp

Loop Road Trail FR Rd 636

This loop road goes from the Kokopelli Trail to the Tracking Station Road. It winds around, up and down with several crossings of the Jimmy Keen hike and bike trail. There is a single spot…
Total Miles
1.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Bartlett Wash Road

This route provides plenty of beautiful scenery and a paved route from Highway 313. There are many fun trails that connect to Bartlett Wash Road that are more challenging, so it's a great place to…
Total Miles
9.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Tusher Tunnel

Take a quick day trip to Tusher Tunnel for some family fun. Getting to the tunnel will require a steep, but short hike. At the tunnel there is excellent places to explore, climb, and play…
Total Miles
4.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Onion Creek, Fisher Towers

This fun drive is open to unlicensed vehicles, but you'll need to stay on the main road. There's an opportunity to get up close to Fisher Towers by taking a short hike that concludes with…
Total Miles
12
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Geyser Pass

This beautiful drive is over 10,600 feet above sea level, and there are some fun hiking and biking trails nearby if you want to get to a mountain top. It's simple to make this a…
Total Miles
36.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

La Sal Pass

Beautiful autumn colors provide an awesome backdrop to enjoyable and moderately challenging drive. ATVs and UTVs will especially love venturing up the west side.
Total Miles
32.3
Tech Rating
2 Moderate
Best Time
Su

Mineral Point

Experience this fun route featuring a super high overlook of the Green River. If you want to camp at one of the most popular camp sites in the area, you'll get your chance at Horsethief…
Total Miles
11.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Lockhart Canyon

If you want to camp and enjoy the river in Lockhart Canyon, this is a simple way to do it. If you're going to take the Elephant Hill trail, you can camp at Hamburger Rock…
Total Miles
12.6
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Sp

Bartlett Rock Art

This is an easy 2-track consisting of relatively hard-pack sand. There are pictographs high on the wall of the north-facing alcove, which is a very short hike from the end of the trail. The sign…
Total Miles
0.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Hell Roaring Rim

This is an easy to moderate off-roading trail, great for sight-seers looking to see a maze of canyons with creeks draining into the Green River. The views are spectacular. While relatively easy, stock vehicles may…
Total Miles
23.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Year-round

Secret Spire

Those looking for a long, mild and beautiful ride will enjoy Secret Spire, a trail along the rolling mesa between Hellroaring Canyon and Spring Canyon. The trail offers views of San Rafael Reef, the Book…
Total Miles
19.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Year-round

Spring Canyon Bottom

For a fun and easy adventure, you'll want to explore some of the side roads along this trail. Make your way down some amazing switchbacks to the bottom of the canyon that lead to Green…
Total Miles
12
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Thompson Canyon, Polar Mesa

There is a lot to see on this amazing high mountain trail that features mine ruins and and gives you a break from the summer heat in Moab. There are a few side roads to…
Total Miles
22.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp