Box Car Loop

Total Miles


1935.34 ft


4 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This less-traveled trail winds along the west side of Hatch Wash. The area is wide open at first, but then the trail takes a steep turn down to beautiful, rolling canyon floors and washes. San Juan Public Entry and Access Rights (SPEAR) mark the trails and help protect OHV rights. Please stay within the marked route.


Difficult. Most of the route is easy to moderate; however, there are two steep climbs that are marginally difficult. Both involve small ledges and loose rock. Trail is suitable for many stock, 4x4, high-clearance SUVs; however, we do recommend a rear locker and off-highway driving experience.

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Access Description

Drive south from Moab on Highway 191 about 32 miles. Turn right on paved Needles Overlook Road, C.R. 133, at sign for Canyon Rims Recreation Area soon after mile marker 93. Follow paved road northwest 15 miles and bear right toward Anticline Overlook, C.R. 132. Road immediately changes to gravel. Continue north 0.1 mile and turn right on Eightmile Road. Look for brown post marker with #36.