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GUIDE TO
Moab, UT
Backroads &
4-Wheel Drive Trails
2nd Edition
Full Color, 10 New Trails, Everything redriven
new concealed spiral binding
by Charles A. Wells

55 Trails with 60 Maps, 335 Color Photos, Plus GPS Waypoints, 224 Pages

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Includes Most Easter Jeep Safari Trails

Easy, Moderate and Difficult
Moab, UT Backcountry Driving Adventures

Whether novice or expert, you'll enjoy this clear, concise guide to Moab, UT remote backcountry including trips inside Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.  Completely redone 2nd edition features 55 trails - 10 all new - plus 60 full-color maps and over 335 quality photos.  All trails redriven and updated by the author.  Thirty-five easy and moderate routes suitable for most high clearance utility vehicles and pickup trucks.  Book includes GPS waypoints and most Easter Jeep Safari trails.

Contents

Page Topic  
6 Trails Listed by Area  
7 Trail Locator Map  
8 Trails Listed by Difficulty, Trail Ratings Defined  
10 Trails Listed Alphabetically & Author's Favorites  
   

11

INTRODUCTION

 
13 How to Use This Book  
13 Selecting the Right Trail for Your Vehicle  
14 Moab and Its Backcountry  
16 Moab Easter Jeep Safari
16 Safety Tips  
18 Desert Survival  
20 Checklist  
21 Your Responsibilities as a Backcountry Driver  
23 Canyonlands National Park  
24 Arches National Park  
24 National Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management  
25 Route Finding Tips  
25 Backcountry Driving Lessons  
31 Other Activities, Final Comments  
32 Map Legend  
   

33

THE TRAILS

 
34 Area 1- Northwest Moab & Arches National Park  
74 Area 2- Central Moab  
140 Area 3- East Moab & Manti-La Sal National Forest  
172 Area 4- Southwest Moab & Canyonlands National Park  
214 Extreme trails  
   

215

APPENDIX

 
216 Glossary  
217 Helpful Books and Maps  
218 Addresses & Phone Numbers  
220 Moab 4x4 Clubs, Safari Contact Information
221 About the author  

 

335 Color Photos

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Scenery
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Easy Trails
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Moderate Trails

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Difficult Trails

55 Trails

Statewide Locator Map from book

No./ Trail, Rating ( Easy, Mod., Diff. ) No./ Trail, Rating ( Easy, Mod., Diff. )
AREA 1 AREA 3
Northwest Moab &
Arches National Park East Moab &
1. Book Cliffs, Sego Canyon (E) Manti-La Sal
2. White Wash Sand Dunes (M) National Forest
3. Tower Arch (M) 36. Onion Creek, Fisher Towers (E)
4. Tusher Tunnel (E) 37. Dome Plateau
5. Hidden Canyon Overlook (M) 38. Top of the World (M)
6. Hidden Canyon (E) 39. Dolores River Overlook
7. Bartlett Overlook (D) 40. Rose Garden Hill (D)
8, Bartlet Wash Road (E) 41. Thompson Canyon, Polar Mesa (M)
9. Sevenmile Rim (D) 42. Castleton Gateway Road (E)
10. Rainbow Terrace (M) 43. Geyser Pass (E)
11. Secret Spire, 44. La Sal Pass (M)
Dellenbaugh Tunnel (M)
12. Spring Canyon Point (E) AREA 4
13. Spring Canyon Bottom (E) Southwest Moab &
14. Hey Joe Canyon (M) Canyonlands
15. Mineral Point (E) National Park
45. Potash Road, Shafer Switchbacks (M)
AREA 2 46. White Rim (M)
Central Moab 47. Lathrop Canyon (M)
16. Gemini Bridges (E) 48. Chicken Corners (M)
17. Metal Masher (D) 49. Lockhart Basin (D)
18. Long Canyon (E) 50. Lockhart Canyon (M)
19. Bull Canyon (M) 51. Canyon Rim Overlook (E)
20. Gold Bar Rim (D) 52. Colorado River Overlook (M)
21. Poison Spider Mesa (D) 53. Elephant Hill (D)
22. Golden Spike (D) 54. Lavender Canyon (M)
23. Cliff Hanger (D) 55. Beef Basin
24. Hurrah Pass (E)
25. Moab Rim (D) Extreme Trails
26. Pritchett Canyon (D) Photos, directions and GPS locations
27. Kane Creek Canyon (D) Area BFE
28. Behind the Rocks (D) Potato Salad Hill
29. Strike Ravine (D) Rusty Nail
30. Picture Frame Arch (E)
31. Flat Iron Mesa (D)
32. Hell's Revenge (D)
33. Fins & Things (D)
34. Sand Flats Road (E)
35.  Steel Bender (D)

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For each trail there is a specially prepared detailed Trail Map

Trail Photos

and

Discussion Including:

Starting Point
Difficulty
Features
Time & Distance

(How many miles and how many hours to allow for the trip)
Trail Description
(including mileages to key points and GPS waypoint Coordinates in Appendix)
Return Trip
Services
(nearest gas stations etc.)
Trail Information

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