Dome Plateau to Dome Wash (Route)

4.7/5 (19 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 05/20/2019
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Highlights

An off-road adventure is just outside of Moab, Utah. This four-wheel drive route is a diverse adventure packed full of several types of scenery and mixed with enough wheeling obstacles to make for a really fun and full day on the trail. Starting from the Colorado River, you are greeted with towering Entrada Sandstone just before you get to test your suspension on the slick rock ledges. Following high along the plateau and deep into canyons: the overlooks, arches, caves, and pinyons all await you. This is a great trail for scenery and those wishing to test their skills on minor obstacles.

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Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (19 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/07/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

What a beautiful route across Dome Plateau! The overlook is amazing, and nearly as good as any other in the Moab area. Be advised that the Bronco Off-Roaded group uses this trail for training new Bronco owners on Thurs-Sun of each week. They are in groups of 5-8 trucks, and intentionally getting into difficult situations to learn how to use the different capabilities of the new Broncos. Another key note is the wash at the end of the trail is impassable due to recent heavy rains and washouts. We helped recover two side-by-sides that had buried themselves in the 3 waterfalls in this section. These are now rock crawling obstacles, and only high lift, with very oversized tires and big huevos should make the final decent through the wash. At least until the rains push more dirt in and fill in the massive holes now waiting to swallow a rig. The addition of the scouted route as a bypass allowed us to continue out through the lower wash, and its suggested to take that route unless you're willing to take some potential trail damage and perhaps recover a less modified vehicle. Just like many other trails in Moab now, the rains have made them much more rough and obstacle filled. Tread lightly and with caution, but enjoy this amazing trail.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Really cool trail with a lot of diversity. The caves and the arches are worth the drive alone. Look for the dinosaur tracks too! The trail is sandy and a few steps make it interesting but not too hard. Again and again hill was a fun climb but not difficult. Try this trail to get out of Moab proper and enjoy a less travelled trail.
Trail Review: Dome Plateau to Dome Wash (Route) - Jake weikert
Trail Review: Dome Plateau to Dome Wash (Route) - Jake weikert
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun trail that leads to "Outstanding View", La Boca Arch, some springs, and historical landmarks. Some pretty spectacular views along the way. Most of the trail is easy, but there are obstacles sprinkled in here and there that make it interesting. I don't recall waypoints 43, 44, and 45, so we must have turned off before that. I believe there is a bypass for the Ledge obstacle at waypoint 33, but it's still a challenge. Video is Time-Lapse, condenses many hours into just a few minutes. Trail is 30+ miles out of Moab, so plan on and extra hour+ to your day getting to/from. We combined with Top of the World trail. Made for a long 11 hour day.
Trail Review: Dome Plateau to Dome Wash (Route) - Paul Crawford
Trail Review: Dome Plateau to Dome Wash (Route) - Paul Crawford
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail that we were originally going to camp on but we decided against hauling our off-road camper in. It probably would have been fine but it would have made the day a bit longer and more intense. It took us about 6 hours with stops for lunch and checking out the points of interest. We followed the TOR route up to 41; however, we were running late so we took the Yellow Cat trail to save a little time.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Dome plateau was a very cool trail - the scenery and history alone make it a good one to run. Lots of diverse terrain and climbs. “Again And Again Hill” was not that difficult - no locker needed or anything with 33’s - be sure to stop at the caves and dinosaur tracks
Trail Review: Dome Plateau to Dome Wash (Route) - Jake weikert
Trail Review: Dome Plateau to Dome Wash (Route) - Jake weikert
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