10 Mile Valley

Total Miles
10.2

Elevation

1,553.96 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an enjoyable trail within Arches NP. It can be an out-and-back if you take it from the bottom, or you can link up with the top half via the Tower Arch 4x4 trail. Lots of sand, lots of small rock obstacles, there is a wash you travel down for a mile or so, and one large rock obstacle that is easy but might need a quick spot! Overall not a difficult or technical trail, but it is rather slow paced due to the amount of rocks that you have to navigate as it alternates between sand and slickrock. Very scenic and even has an arch you can check out called Eye Of The Whale.

Photos of 10 Mile Valley

10 Mile Valley
10 Mile Valley
10 Mile Valley

Difficulty

Overall it is not difficult. A stock 4x4 with low range will have no problems. Signs say impassible when wet, but if it is dry it is just technical enough to keep you attentive but not at all difficult.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Cole Haaf
Mar 25, 2024
2010 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Normal
Fairly easy route. I would imagine it is the same difficulty in either direction. We started near tower arch and rove toward balance rock. It took us a little over an hour.
Joe Kington
Feb 16, 2024
4x4
Open
It looks like a grader had been though a few days before. Many of the ledges and rougher spots on this have been smoothed over. This was quite a bit easier than it used to be. The sand was a non-issue today, but on a dry, hot summer day that would be quite different.
Nick B
Dec 17, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Don Mckay
Nov 13, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty

Access Description

You can access this trail one of two ways. You can enter it from the bottom If you turn left off of the main road through Arches near Balanced Rock. Or, if you are up for more of a challenge, you can access the top via the Tower Arch 4x4 trail.

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