In The Desert
Off-roading in Moab
Always wanted to go to Moab? This is the time of the year to make this trip happen. Thanks to Bill at JK southwest!
The Seven mile Rim trail leaves Highway 191 just north of Highway 313, about 11 miles north of town. It passes the old Cotter uranium mine and switches back to reach the cliff rim above the mine and Highway 191. The intense mining activity left a maze of core-drilling roads on the mesa top, and the trail seeks the most interesting of these. At the southern end of the rim it turns west to parallel UT 313. Along the way, Uranium Arch is visited. The trail joins other roads in the vicinity of Merrimac Butte and Monitor Butte before ending up near Big Mesa. It passes near Determination Towers before using Tusher Pass to dip into Tusher Wash and the interesting environs beyond. This is a great trail to start off your explorations in the Moab area.
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Seven Mile Rim Trail Video
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This video is loaned to us by Bill at JK southwest and you can visit his channel on YouTube HERE Thank you Bill!
Of course there are 100's of trails in the Moab area, but we've chosen this one as a good indicator of what you're likely to find off-roading here. JK loves to explore in his Jeep and was kind enough to let us use his video. We're looking forward to seeing more of his work.