On Kane Creek Boulevard, 2.6 miles northwest of its
intersection with U.S. Highway 191 in Moab (.1 mile
beyond the first cattleguard).
of Hike: 3 miles to connection with Hidden Valley
of Hike: Primitive slickrock road.
Attractions: Good views of the Colorado River, the
Moab Valley, and the sandstone fins of the Behind the
Description: From the parking area, follow the 4-wheel-drive
vehicle route up the slickrock ramps of Kayenta sandstone.
After about 1.4 miles, the route reaches a viewpoint
of the Moab Valley. Follow the vehicle route south and
then down through a slickrock area located between two
large domes of Navajo sandstone. At the base of the
slickrock area, the route continues along a wash bottom
and then up a large sand hill. From the top of the sand
hill, the route branches twice to the left. The first
spur on the left leads to a view point high above Spanish
Valley. The second spur route ends after 200 yards at
another view point. Ahead to the south, the view is
dominated by a long ridge of massive sandstone fins.
From the intersection, the main route drops down into
a wash and then climbs in an easterly direction to its
terminus just below the pass to Hidden Valley.
Note: The Moab Rim route is a shared use trail.
You may encounter jeeps, mountain bikes, dirt bikes
or ATV's on the route.