Behind the Rocks

This is a wildly popular trail known for two extreme obstacles, aptly named High Dive and White Knuckles.

Total Miles
23.1

Elevation

1759.44 ft

Duration

7 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Spring/Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

This is one of the most popular trails in Moab. If you want to avoid the two most extreme obstacles on this trail, you can. To bypass High Dive, it's a simple short detour. If you bypass White Knuckes, you'll actually be taking an early exit. If you feel brave, and have enough people and vehicles to help you down, you won't have to exit the trail. There are often rocks piled up at the base of the obstacle to help make it a bit easier as well. You'll be tested if you choose an ATV or UTV for this trail, and helmets are highly recommended.

Difficulty

Very difficult. Many large ledges, both ascending and descending, that do not have bypasses. You'll want front and rear lockers, body armor, 35-inch tires and some gutsy driving skills.

Technical Rating

7

Access Description

From McDonald's on the south side of Moab, take Highway 191 south 10.9 miles to unmarked dirt road on right. This point is about a half mile south of mile marker 115. We drove in 0.2 mile before zeroing our odometer at the Behind the Rocks sign.