4 áreas obligatorias de ATV / UTV en Moab
Ya sea que esté buscando un recorrido de dunas a cielo abierto, rutas rocosas técnicas o una pista remota, Moab y sus alrededores tienen algunos de los mejores terrenos para los entusiastas del OHV. Pero cuando se trata de elegir un lugar para montar, la variedad de opciones puede ser algo abrumadora. No se preocupe, sin embargo, aquí hay un puñado de destinos que no pueden perderse para ayudarlo a comenzar a planificar su viaje al desierto.
Bartlett Wash Road
A relatively easy road starting just off Highway 191 outside Moab, Bartlett Wash Road serves as the access point to many interesting sites like Tusher Tunnel, Hidden Canyon, and lots more. Though the relatively mellow terrain will tempt you to open up the throttle, remember to keep your dust down to allow others to enjoy the incredible scenery. The route to Tusher Tunnel branches off from the main Bartlett Wash Road, and arrives at the tunnel after approximately 1.2 miles. Tusher Tunnel is a fascinating geological feature over 80 feet long and between 6—7 feet high, carved out by seeping water over the course of millennia. It’s also about 20 degrees cooler than the surrounding desert, which makes it a nice, refreshing stop on a hot summer day.
Hidden Canyon is another great ATV/UTV trail branching off from Bartlett Wash, and offers amazing canyon views of rolling sandstone as it takes you up and through over 5.5 miles of mostly beginner-friendly terrain. Despite its relatively easy technical requirement, it’s still one of the most enjoyable trails in Moab for offroad enthusiasts of all types, due to the interesting trail and jaw-dropping scenery. Try to spot the different layers of Windgate and Entrada sandstone as you climb up the canyon—and remember to stick to the main route to avoid damaging sensitive soil that can take years to recover.
Fallen Peace Officer Trail
An intermediate-level trail in an often-overlooked area just outside Moab, the Fallen Peace Officer Trail is significant not only for its dramatic views of the La Sal mountains and Arches National Park, but for its memorialization of the many Utah peace officers who have lost their lives in service to the public. Located between the popular Sovereign and Klondike Bluffs trail areas, the Peace Officer Trail makes a 14-mile loop on a mixture of dirt and exposed slickrock, and includes a few rock steps to negotiate. As you’ll be sharing the area with full-size off-road vehicles and motorcycles, remember to ride courteously and respect other trail users.
These four areas will give any ATV or UTV enthusiast a great place to start planning their trip, but there’s a whole lot more of Moab to discover.