Klondike Bluffs

Moab, Utah

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This trail crosses interesting, varied terrain and climbs to a high point overlooking Arches National Park and beautiful Klondike Bluffs. A short hike is necessary to see the bluffs because the trail ends at the park boundary. You’ll also see relics of an old copper mine near the end of the trail. Along the slickrock portions of the trail, watch for fossils of dinosaur footprints often encircled with small rocks to make them easier to find. Watch for mountain bikers. Much of the trail is easy when dry, but several rocky sections require stock sport utility vehicles be equipped with skid plates. Some experience is recommended. Parts of the trail become very muddy and slippery when wet. Intermittent sections of slickrock make route-finding difficult at times. In recent years, the trail has been painted with white dashes to mark the biking route, which is primarily the same as the four-wheel-drive route. Use the markings if they’re there, but don’t count on them.
Guide to Moab, Utah Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

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Guide to Moab, Utah Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

by Charles A. Wells (FunTreks)

This trail crosses interesting, varied terrain and climbs to a high point overlooking Arches National Park and beautiful Klondike Bluffs. A short hike is necessary to see the bluffs because the trail ends at the park boundary. You’ll also see relics of an old copper mine near the end of the trail. Along the slickrock portions of the trail, watch for fossils of dinosaur footprints often encircled with small rocks to make them easier to find. Watch for mountain bikers.

Much of the trail is easy when dry, but several rocky sections require stock sport utility vehicles be equipped with skid plates. Some experience is recommended. Parts of the trail become very muddy and slippery when wet. Intermittent sections of slickrock make route-finding difficult at times. In recent years, the trail has been painted with white dashes to mark the biking route, which is primarily the same as the four-wheel-drive route. Use the markings if they’re there, but don’t count on them.

©  Charles A. Wells/FunTreks. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 14
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Best in spring and fall
Local Maps: USGS Klondike Bluffs, Merrimac Butte
Driving Directions: Directions to Klondike Bluffs

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