Polar Mesa Trail

Moab, Utah 84532

Polar Mesa Trail

Polar Mesa Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
1 hour
May to November
7,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
8,200 feet
Top Elevation
Manti-La Sal National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Waas, Fisher Valley, Moab
Local Maps

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Jul 2018