Sevenmile Rim

Moab, Utah

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Many beautiful overlooks and interesting rock formations including Corral Canyon, Monitor and Merrimac Buttes, Determination Towers, Uranium Arch, and Courthouse Rock. The drive itself is interesting as the terrain changes from slickrock to sagebrush to wash bottom. Most of the trail is moderate with just a few difficult spots. Some stock vehicles with very high ground clearance and good articulation can manage this trail. A tough section down to Uranium Arch can be avoided by simply viewing the arch from above. One spot near Merrimac Butte tilts sideways to an extreme degree. The trail can be made much more difficult by driving optional Wipe Out Hill which requires lockers or a winch to get back up. The exact trail described here is sometimes difficult to find, but because it follows a well-defined rim, you can’t stray too far off course. Monitor and Merrimac Buttes are excellent landmarks and are usually visible across this open area. A network of connecting roads provides many alternate routes and exit points but also adds to the confusion of route-finding.
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)

Many beautiful overlooks and interesting rock formations including Corral Canyon, Monitor and Merrimac Buttes, Determination Towers, Uranium Arch, and Courthouse Rock. The drive itself is interesting as the terrain changes from slickrock to sagebrush to wash bottom. Most of the trail is moderate with just a few difficult spots. Some stock vehicles with very high ground clearance and good articulation can manage this trail. A tough section down to Uranium Arch can be avoided by simply viewing the arch from above. One spot near Merrimac Butte tilts sideways to an extreme degree.

The trail can be made much more difficult by driving optional Wipe Out Hill which requires lockers or a winch to get back up. The exact trail described here is sometimes difficult to find, but because it follows a well-defined rim, you can’t stray too far off course. Monitor and Merrimac Buttes are excellent landmarks and are usually visible across this open area. A network of connecting roads provides many alternate routes and exit points but also adds to the confusion of route-finding.

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Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 20
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 5 or more hours
Season: Best in spring and fall
Local Maps: USGS Merrimac Butte, Jug Rock
Driving Directions: Directions to Sevenmile Rim

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