Willow Springs Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is within Arches National Park. It is 7.6 miles long and begins at 5,065 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,148 feet. The Sovereign parking and the Willow Springs Road Pullouts Dispersed Camping camp site can be seen along the trail.
Willow Springs Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"This less-traveled alternative route out of Arches National Park undulates through dry desert scenery and descends to cross several sandy washes and gullies before joining US 191. There are rewarding views east into Arches National Park and distant views of the La Sal Mountains to the southeast. Special Attractions: One of the few 4WD trails in Arches National Park; Desert scenery and vegetation. High-clearance 4WDs are recommended, though most stock SUVs are acceptable. Expect a rough road surface with rocks larger than 6 inches, but there will be a reasonable driving line available. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures. There may be stream crossings up to 12 inches deep, substantial sections of single-lane shelf road, moderate grades, and sections of moderately loose road surface."
--Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson, Backcountry Adventures: Utah (Adler Publishing ).
"This four-mile out, four-mile back ride is entirely within Arches National Park on graded gravel and four-wheel-drive roads. It’s easy both technically and aerobically, yet sandy stretches and short expanses of slickrock make for an illuminating, “Desert Riding 101” introductory session. The ride makes an excellent sunset outing, as it is set amid the unlikely topography of Arches National Park and the huge sky enfolding it. General location: Arches National Park. The park entrance station is 4 miles northwest of Moab."
--Michael McCoy, Mountain Bike! Southern Utah (Menasha Ridge Press).
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