Dome Plateau Upland

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4.8/5 (30 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 12/27/2023
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The challenge is just as exhilarating as the views. Considered the gateway to Dome Plateau, the Upland trail is a four-wheeling adventure that we all expect from Moab. Epic views, rock crawling, and memories worth a lifetime are delivered every time you venture out to this remote area north of Moab. The challenges are moderate but enough to keep the adventure exciting for even the most seasoned wheelers. Plan for a long day when connecting this amazing trail with all the others that make up the iconic Dome Plateau Loop.


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4.8/5 (30)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/02/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Started this trail around 10pm on New Year’s Day, made it to the overlook at waypoint 8 about an hour later and set up camp for the night. Finished the rest of the trail Tuesday. Conditions were great/dry and I only saw 2 SxS’s the whole time I was out.
Trail Review: Dome Plateau Upland - Walter Russell
Trail Review: Dome Plateau Upland - Walter Russell
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/07/2023

An amazing trail leading up to crazy 360° views of the region. The trail was so much fun and just the right difficulty for our solo day(s) out. We never had to use our lockers and aired way down to 12 psi to smooth things out. We ran into a crew of Broncos doing maintenance on the early sections. We went out three times over three weeks in December to cover all the trails we could on the plateau. We have a couple of crossover trails we have to get back for.
Trail Review: Dome Plateau Upland - Bobby Nelson
Trail Review: Dome Plateau Upland - Bobby Nelson
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/02/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I’m so bad at updating these… I’m going to get better. Took my stock TJ in there to check out the new overlook (to me) described in this guide (always skipped it in the past). It’s worth if you are planning a multiday adventure, but if just doing a day trip, I’d skip it for the awesome overlook in the back. Tried going to the arch at waypoint 10 but it was dark and there were no vehicle signs to it. I’m not sure what’s up with that… I was just using TrailsOffroad yesterday and didn’t have my mvum maps loaded. In terms of difficulty, it’s a bit more chewed up than in previous years as it gets regular use from the bronco rodeo group, but it’s still just a high moderate to waypoint 10 at least. My stock TJ did not need its lockers anywhere. In the dark, I bumped my rear end from not seeing the lines, but Jeeps are made for that so no big deal. Also, this is definitely a 5/5… can’t believe younger me gave this a 4… he was an idiot.
Trail Review: Dome Plateau Upland - Dewie Jones
Trail Review: Dome Plateau Upland - Dewie Jones
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/07/2023

Calvary 4-Wheelers ran parts of this route as part of our overland adventure following the Kokopelli Trail. When we got to Dome Plateau, we were running ahead of schedule so we took a detour and, instead of just following the Kokopelli portion of Dome Plateau, we went partway out Owl Draw, a little way down Yellowjacket Canyon, and then cut across the Owl Draw Upland on a trail that doesn't have a guide here. From there we connected back to the Dome Plateau route and exited across from Dewey Bridge. The portion of the trail we traversed did not exceed a 4 rating.
Trail Review: Dome Plateau Upland - Bill Andrews
Trail Review: Dome Plateau Upland - Bill Andrews
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/19/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a great trail. Plan for a full day. Pay attention to the trail guide gps, because it’s easy to make a wrong turn. There’s a few obstacles that I think warrant being their own way point; it would have been nice to know they were coming up. The trail reminded me a lot like seven mile. I’ll do this one again in a couple years.
Trail Review: Dome Plateau Upland - Cooper Girard

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