Sevenmile Rim Trail

Grand County, Utah

Distance9.2mi
Elevation Gain2,348ft
Trailhead Elevation4,933ft
Top5,346ft
Elevation Min/Max4932/5346ft
Elevation Start/End4933/4933ft

Sevenmile Rim Trail

Sevenmile Rim Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is 9.2 miles long and begins at 4,933 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,348 feet. Determination Towers (elevation 4,967 feet) and the Uranium Arch attraction can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: E Courthouse Pasture, South Wipeout Hill, Wipeout Hill Trail and Monitor & Merrimac.

Sevenmile Rim Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"High views along the rim. Looking east you can see the La Sal Mountains and the “Windows” area of Arches National Park. Many fun side roads to explore, but stay on existing roads. No cross-country travel is allowed. Challenging rock ledges are scattered along the route, but much of the trail is easy to moderate. The side trip to Uranium Arch is a bit steep in places but well worth the effort.

The stretch across Courthouse Pasture is fast and easy. Much of the trail crosses open slickrock which makes route-finding confusing at times. Fortunately, the natural flow around the rim helps guide you. Merrimac and Monitor Buttes are handy landmarks that help you find your way."

"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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Trail Information

Grand County
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USGS Merrimac Butte, Jug Rock
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Sep 2018