Salt Wash Overlook Trail

Moab, Utah

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This short, sandy spur trail leads past some very interesting uranium mining remains, and it ends on a slickrock platform above picturesque Salt Wash. Salt Wash is a little-known area; it has no vehicle access and sees very little human activity of any kind. Special Attractions: Panoramic view over remote Salt Wash; Remains of the Black A uranium mine. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.
Backcountry Adventures: Utah

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

This short, sandy spur trail leads past some very interesting uranium mining remains, and it ends on a slickrock platform above picturesque Salt Wash. Salt Wash is a little-known area; it has no vehicle access and sees very little human activity of any kind.

Special Attractions: Panoramic view over remote Salt Wash; Remains of the Black A uranium mine. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 3.3
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 45 minutes
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 4,500 feet
Top Elevation: 4,700 feet
Local Contacts: Arches National Park
Local Maps: USGS Mollie Hogans, Moab
Driving Directions: Directions to Salt Wash Overlook Trail

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