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Hidden Valley Trail (Map ID: 6)

Highlights
Good views of the Moab Valley and Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area. Trail connects with the southern end of the Moab Rim 4-wheel drive trail.
Length
2 miles to pass at north end of Hidden Valley; allow 3 hours round trip.
Trailhead
Drive 3 miles south from Moab on US Highway 191 and turn right onto Angel Rock Road. After two blocks, turn right onto Rimrock Road and drive to parking area.
Description
From the parking area, follow the trail up to the base of the Moab Rim and then ascend a series of steep switchbacks. At the top of the switchbacks, the trial heads north and enters Hidden Valley – a broad shelf between the top of the Moab Rim and Spanish Valley. Follow the trail to a low rise that separates the two halves of Hidden Valley and continue along through the northern section to a point where the trail swings to the left and goes over a low pass. At the pass, you will be rewarded with a view of the large sandstone fins of the Behind the Rocks area. The trail continues down the west side of the pass for about 1/3 mile where it meets the Moab Rim 4-wheel-drive trail. The hike may be extended to the Colorado River by following the Moab Rim four-wheel-drive trail to its starting point. (Note: During late summer afternoons this trail is largely in the shade of higher cliffs.)