Scenic USA - Utah

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Moab Rim Trail

Moab Rim Trail - Colorado River

Photos by Bob Fagley

     The Moab Rim Trail, just west of town, is a G rated trail. This G stands for a gut-busting experience. Many of the vehicles leaving there have the scars to prove it. From Moab, the trailhead is just a few miles along Kane Creek Road, and the beginning to one rugged four-wheel-drive trip along the Moab Rim that overlooks the Colorado River.
     The Rim Trail is one of the area's favorites stops for 4WD enthusiasts, as well as mountain bikers, Utah Pictographshikers and sightseers. The initial steep grade is quite a challenge as it climbs over 900 feet in a short mile. Once on top, Moab Valley, the Colorado River and Utah's Arches National Park come into view. Native American petroglyphs and ruins add another element of intrigue to the area for those wanting to explore the cliff-sides. The roundtrip distance along the rim trail is about 10 miles, with an elevation change of 1,400 feet. It's just one of many canyonland trails in and around Moab.


 

 

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