Squaw Park Trail

Moab, Utah

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You begin in the Rio Colorado subdivision immediately north of Dewey Bridge on Utah 128. Follow small BLM signs for the Kokopelli Trail through the subdivision to the start of the trail itself, which swiftly leaves the subdivision behind. The first mile of the ungraded sand and rock trail is the hardest, with a series of rock ledges leading up to the gate. There are great views from the gate back to Dewey Bridge and the Colorado River. From here, the trail is smoother as it runs alongside Yellow Jacket Canyon. This is a fun trail to drive, as the surface is firm and smooth, but there are several dips and off-camber sections to keep the driver watching the trail. Special Attractions: Historic Dewey Bridge; Moderately challenging trail through a beautiful open valley; Access to a network of 4WD trails. High-clearance 4WDs are required. This trail has either a rough, rutted surface, rocks up to 9 inches, mud and deep sand that may be impassable for inexperienced drivers, or stream crossings up to 18 inches deep. Certain sections may be steep enough to cause traction problems, and you may encounter very narrow shelf roads with steep drop-offs and tight clearance between rocks or trees.
Backcountry Adventures: Utah

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

You begin in the Rio Colorado subdivision immediately north of Dewey Bridge on Utah 128. Follow small BLM signs for the Kokopelli Trail through the subdivision to the start of the trail itself, which swiftly leaves the subdivision behind. The first mile of the ungraded sand and rock trail is the hardest, with a series of rock ledges leading up to the gate. There are great views from the gate back to Dewey Bridge and the Colorado River. From here, the trail is smoother as it runs alongside Yellow Jacket Canyon.

This is a fun trail to drive, as the surface is firm and smooth, but there are several dips and off-camber sections to keep the driver watching the trail. Special Attractions: Historic Dewey Bridge; Moderately challenging trail through a beautiful open valley; Access to a network of 4WD trails. High-clearance 4WDs are required. This trail has either a rough, rutted surface, rocks up to 9 inches, mud and deep sand that may be impassable for inexperienced drivers, or stream crossings up to 18 inches deep. Certain sections may be steep enough to cause traction problems, and you may encounter very narrow shelf roads with steep drop-offs and tight clearance between rocks or trees.

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

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 8.4
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Top Elevation: 5,200 feet
Local Maps: USGS Dewey, Cisco SW (incomplete), Moab
Driving Directions: Directions to Squaw Park Trail

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