Polar Mesa Trail

Moab, Utah

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Polar Mesa is a spur trail off Castleton-Gateway Road. The majority of the road surface is roughly graded dirt; the final part traversing Polar Mesa is rockier and less maintained. It is suitable for a high-clearance vehicle in dry weather, but it should not be attempted in wet weather or immediately following a rainstorm, as the earliest sections turn treacherous and greasy. Old uranium mining camp ruins on Polar Mesa; Spectacular views over Fisher Valley and Dolores River valley. 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 )

Polar Mesa is a spur trail off Castleton-Gateway Road. The majority of the road surface is roughly graded dirt; the final part traversing Polar Mesa is rockier and less maintained. It is suitable for a high-clearance vehicle in dry weather, but it should not be attempted in wet weather or immediately following a rainstorm, as the earliest sections turn treacherous and greasy.

Old uranium mining camp ruins on Polar Mesa; Spectacular views over Fisher Valley and Dolores River valley. 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: 9.7
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: May to November
Trailhead Elevation: 7,000 feet
Top Elevation: 8,200 feet
Local Contacts: Manti-La Sal National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Mount Waas, Fisher Valley, Moab
Driving Directions: Directions to Polar Mesa Trail

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