Fallen Peace Officer Trail

Great for ATVs and UTVs, this rugged climb will reward you with beautiful views of the surrounding areas.

Total Miles
10.0
Plan with onX Offroad

Elevation
1526.94

Duration
3

Technical Rating
5/10

Best Time
Spring/Summer/Fall

Trail Overview

This trail sits between Hwy 191 and Arches National Park. It is a rocky loop that meanders up to a high ridge providing great views across an expansive valley. Sevenmile Rim, Monitor and Merrimac Buttes can all be seen, as well as Tower Arch. Be sure to stay on the designated route and be careful not to cross over the boundary into Arches National Park.

Difficulty

Moderate. No major obstacles, but narrow, rough and rocky in parts. We hit one bad washed-out spot at 0.6 mile that gave our smaller-tired UTV a workout. Our Jeep, with 35" tires, would have had no problems. Not recommended for wider or newer SUVs.

History

The idea for this trail was a direct result of the shooting of Utah State Parks Officer Brody Young in 2010. He survived multiple gunshots while conducting a traffic stop at a Moab trailhead. The trail honors him and all Utah fallen peace officers who died or were seriously injured in the line of duty. Contributions go to the officer's families. Source: Memorial plaque at the trailhead.

Access Description

From the Colorado River bridge north of Moab, continue north 13 miles on Highway 191. Just after you go past Mill Canyon Road on the left, watch for sign to trail on the right. As you enter, ear left and head north a short distance to parking lot.

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