Rainbow Terrace

Total Miles
11.4

Elevation

1,573.95 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Rainbow Terrace runs west along phenomenal Rainbow Rocks. Challenging rock formations and some meandering curves take you along sandy wash bottoms. The trail itself is a fun loop, but you can also combine it with the Crystal Geyser trail to complete the route featured at the Easter Jeep Safari.

Photos of Rainbow Terrace

Rainbow Terrace
Rainbow Terrace
Rainbow Terrace

Difficulty

This trail is challenging, approaching difficult, but not quite. It's perfect for adventurous owners of stock, high-clearance SUVs. The biggest ledge at 1.6 miles is a little tippy and may intimidate novice drivers. Smooth, consistent speed is the key.

History

Highlight: Rainbow Rocks (a.k.a.'The Needles') is striated with red rock layers. When the setting sun hits the massive wall of rock just right, especially after a rain, it can produce a dramatic, photogenic rainbow-like effect.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Josh Richardson
Nov 24, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Washboard

Access Description

From downtown Moab, head north on Hwy. 191 about 11 miles and turn left on Hwy. 313. Go about 8.5 miles west and turn right on Dubinky Well Road after overlook on left. When the road forks at 1.4 miles, bear right. Go another 5 miles and turn left on Spring Canyon Point Road. Go west 2.2 miles and turn right on a one-lane road just past distinctive Tombstone Rock.

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