Motherload ATV Access Trail

Total Miles


1,434.96 ft


0.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an ATV trail open to vehicles 52 inches or less in the Sovereign Trail System. This one is an intermediate desert trail that accesses the Motherload ATV Trail. It's a wide trail on a mix of dirt and slab rock. It goes over features such as dips in the slickrock, moderate rock ledges, and tight turns. It goes through sagebrush and pinyon pine and next to huge boulders on top of the mesa. It's pretty easy to follow the whole way and has blue paint markings on the slab to help follow it. It's marked as Most Difficult in the system, because of the rock ledges that would be difficult for an ATV. A dirt bike could pick its line better through the ledges. This is an access trail to the Motherload ATV Trail, which is a similar difficulty.


This is an intermediate trail with significant rock ledges that would be even more difficult for an ATV, but is rated 5 for dirt bikes.

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Access Description

The Sovereign Trails Area is an extensive trail system north of Moab with several single tracks and ATV trails, mostly of intermediate or advanced difficulty. The system is most easily accessed off of Willow Springs Road or Dalton Wells Road. Most of the trail system can be ridden over the course of a couple days. You'll likely share the trails with mountain bikers. The trails are best in spring, fall, and winter, as the area is extremely hot in the summer.

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