Flat Iron Mesa

Experience breathtaking cliffs, canyons and the La Sal Mountains on this popular trail.

Total Miles
15.3

Elevation

1811.11 ft

Duration

7 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Difficult

Best Time

Spring/Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

Flat Iron Mesa features some unique obstacles you're sure to love. This is an Easter Jeep Safari trail, but otherwise very seldom used. Enjoy the 800-foot deep Hatch Canyon and views from the top of Rubble Hill. There are metal signs marking the trail, but it can be hard to navigate. Look for very cool side roads and bypasses.

Difficulty

Difficult. Obstacles are difficult but not extreme and many have bypasses. You'll need high clearance, at least one locker and skid plates. We're not recommending stock SUVs for this trail, but a skilled driver might make it.

Technical Rating

5

Access Description

From McDonald's on the south side of Moab, drive south 17.5 miles on Highway 191. The trail starts along a narrow, rocky strip of parking along the right side of road 0.5 mile after mile marker 108. The start is not obvious and is easy to miss.