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Moab Rim Trail (Map ID: 11)

Highlights
Good views of the Colorado River, Moab Valley, and the Behind the Rocks area.
Length
3 miles to connection with Hidden Valley Trail; allow 2 hours round trip.
Trailhead
On Kane Creek Boulevard, 2.6 miles northwest of its intersection with US Highway 191 in Moab.
Description
From the parking area, follow the 4-wheel-drive vehicle route up the slickrock ramps of Kayenta sandstone. After about 1.4 miles, the route reaches a viewpoint of the Moab Valley. Follow the vehicle route south and then down through a slickrock area located between two large domes of Navajo sandstone. At the base of the slickrock area, the route continues along a wash bottom and then up a large sand hill. From the top of the sand hill, the route branches twice to the left. The first spur on the left leads to a view point high above Spanish Valley. The second spur route ends after 200 yards at another view point. Ahead to the south, the view is dominated by a long ridge of massive sandstone fins. From the intersection, the main route drops down into a wash and then climbs in an easterly direction to its terminus just below the pass to Hidden Valley. (Note: The Moab Rim Trail is a shared use trail. You may encounter jeeps, mountain bikes, dirt bikes or ATVs on the route.)