1. Trail Start
The trail starts about three miles down "Thornburg Road" past a couple of dispersed camping areas.
2. Small Ledge - Straight
This waypoint marks the first "Ledge Obstacle." While it is not difficult, the ledges will get taller from here on out.
3. Larger Ledges - Straight
Here there are a series of ledges in a staircase to negotiate.
4. Trail Intersection - Stay Left
There is a maze of unmarked and unnamed trails that criss-cross across this area. Stay left to stay on the trail.
5. Dropoff - Straight
This waypoint marks the first significant drop-down ledge. It is about three feet tall and drops down in three steps. Make sure you square your vehicle to the ledge as much as possible to avoid a typical roll-over situation.
6. Intersection - Turn Left
At this intersection, there is a sign pointing to "Uranium Arch". Stay to the left to stay on the trail and this trail will visit the Arch at Waypoint 12.
7. Three foot Ledge - Straight
The trick to this ledge is to stay as far to the right as possible and attacking the ledge as square to the ledge as possible. It does not take any power and with properly aired down tires you probably won't even spin a wheel.
8. Viewpoint - Straight
This waypoint marks the first viewpoint looking back down at Highway 191.
9. Intersection - Straight
This is another intersection with an unknown trail, stay straight to stay on the trail.
10. Intersection - Turn Right
At this intersection turn right to visit "Uranium Arch"
11. Big Drop - Straight
This drop-down to "Uranium Arch" looks terrifying but remember you are driving on "slickrock," which is not slick at all. With a firm foot on the brake, stay in the center, and even though it is at a 45-degree angle you can safely crawl down in total control.
12. Uranium Arch Viewpoint - U Turn
This waypoint marks the location for "Uranium Arch." This arch is just as grand as those in the "Arches National Park" and can even be walked across. The arch gets its name from the miles of Uranium Tunnels mined in the 1950s and lay hundreds of feet below Seven Mile Rim.
Most of the Uranium mined here was by the government to produce the country's first nuclear weapons.
13. Intersection - Left Turn
This waypoint marks a kind of roundabout. Take the first exit and then a left turn at the first intersection to stay on the trail and wind back up to the top for more viewpoints.
14. Stair Step - Straight
On your way back up, you will encounter a waterfall that looks formidable, but with proper tire placement and a good ground guide, you won't even spin a tire.
15. Turn Right
This waypoint marks a right turn and sends you back along the same cliff edge this trail has been following.
16. Viewpoint - Straight
This waypoint marks another awesome viewpoint of the valley below.
17. Staircase - Straight
This is the toughest staircase obstacle on the trail, but with some good tire placement and a good ground guide, it is easily mastered. The trick to this obstacle is not power but finesse. You can easily climb this without any mashing on the throttle. If you spin a tire trying to climb, back up 6 inches and give it a little bump, and you will pop right up. Then take the second ledge and then the final with the same technique.
18. Viewpoint - Straight
This waypoint marks a viewpoint looking back into the canyons to the east.
19. Intersection - Turn Right
The soft sand roads make for some quick time across the low ground, turn right here to stay on the trails.
20. Intersection - Turn Left
This waypoint marks another intersection with the maze of trails here. Turn left to stay on the trail.
21. Tight Squeeze - Straight
This waypoint marks a pinch point. All Jeeps and like-sized vehicles will have no problems threading the needle. If you are in a full-sized vehicle there is a ledge you can climb up on the right side to bypass.
22. Off-camber - Straight
This section of the trail is all on "slickrock." While you are driving towards this waypoint and see the black marks on the rock from other vehicles, the off-camber looks terrifying. Trust me, you will be fine. Just take it slow and stay on the track with others who have gone before, and you'll be past this section quickly. Another steep downhill follows, so be ready; a nice firm brake pedal is the key.
23. Intersection - Turn Right
At this waypoint is "Wipe-out Jeep Trail" where the famous "Wipe-out Hill" is located. To get to this section just continue straight. To stay on the trail turn right here. Shortly after, you will drive along the western edge of Courthouse Pasture.
24. Intersection - Turn Left
After some quick work through the sand with some whoops that are a lot of fun, you connect with this intersection. Turn left to stay on the trail and follow the trail through Tusher Canyon.
25. Intersection - Turn Right
At this intersection stay to the right. the left turn is a dead-end trail back into a canyon.
26. Trail End
This is the end of the trail. Turn right onto "South Road" to take you back to Highway 191.