Sinbad Valley Arch and Petroglyphs Loop

Total Miles
11.0

Elevation

2,146.91 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

It's a beautiful short loop in the Sinbad Valley that features petroglyphs and a natural arch. We took a SxS and were easily able to fit through the gatekeeper tunnel that goes under the freeway. I didn't measure it but I would guess smaller trucks and jeeps may be able to fit, you will have to judge for yourself, but our 4x4 Van would not have fit through. Once across the freeway, the track changes from graded dirt to mostly sandy two-track. Nothing too challenging but there are some off-camber sections for those of you on 4 wheels. There are petroglyphs are on a few of the out and back trails and there is even a natural Arch on the farthest western out and back. We barely scratched the surface of the trail system over here but daylight was escaping us. I'm sure with lots of fuel and free time you could really find some amazing sights back here. Not long or super challenging but well worth the trip if you have a little free time.

Photos of Sinbad Valley Arch and Petroglyphs Loop

Sinbad Valley Arch and Petroglyphs Loop
Sinbad Valley Arch and Petroglyphs Loop
Sinbad Valley Arch and Petroglyphs Loop

Difficulty

The north of the freeway section is sandy and requires passing under the road in a smaller culvert. Airing down is recommended.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Josh S
May 18, 2024
2004 Toyota Tundra
Open
Normal
Most of the trail was perfectly fine. However, I’m in a stock 2004 Tundra SR5. The eastern tunnel(s) going under I-70 has a pretty large ledge. There are some small rocks built up as a ramp but they look quite precarious. The ramp descends in elevation if traveling north to south under the highway. We decided it would be best to turn around. Aside from this the rest of the trail was more than doable in our truck.
Susan Tarwater
Oct 17, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty

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