Motoqua - Birthing Cave

Total Miles
7.1

Elevation

1,309.40 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Winter, Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

This is a side trail of Motoqua Road that offers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a birthing cave. The trail is somewhat challenging for the last couple of miles and you will definitely need a high clearance vehicle that can navigate sharper turns to get into the side from this side. The trip is spectacular with views of exceptional rock formations. While near the cave be sure to look around and see if you can find the small arch with a pine under the arch.

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Motoqua - Birthing Cave
Motoqua - Birthing Cave
Motoqua - Birthing Cave

Difficulty

Most of the first half of the trail is rated a 2 however, the second half has some steeper rocky climbs, rock ledges, sharp turns and other obstacles that make this a fun adventure for the properly equipped vehicle.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Steve Botkin
Jan 04, 2024
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Normal
Far more scenic and fun than expected with a few rock ledges to climb. I highly recommend running it starting from the south as mapped but can be turned into multiple loops.
Jeff Donovan
Apr 25, 2023
SxS
Open
Normal
Dusty

Access Description

This adventure is off the Motoqua Road and is one of a set that has been submitted to OnX to allow you to pick your own adventures in the area. You access Motoqua Road off Gunlock Road which is off the old highway (91) that runs from Santa Clara, UT to Beaver Dam, AZ and was the original connection between Las Vegas and St. George, UT.

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