Eye of the Whale

4.7/5 (17 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 09/08/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Situated inside Arches National Park, this four-wheel drive trail is a must do for desert scenery, some amazing arches which seem to defy any other type of landscape in the US, and escaping the crowds in the busy park. This jeep trail gets you right up close to one famous arch called The Eye of the Whale, plus it puts you on the road to Tower Arch and Anniversary Arch. This is a very scenic trail with a few challenges for stock vehicles that provides many picturesque opportunities for those with an eye for photography. Combining this with Tower Arch makes for just over a half day of exploring and seeing the sights that most people don't take the time go see.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (17 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/22/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Just ran a little bit of it in reverse to see Eye of the Whale (WP6-5). Just before the Whale there is a steep climb that is getting pretty rutted out, open diffs will need a run if you are not flexible. I would really like to return someday and see the rest of it.
Trail Review: Eye of the Whale - Joe. No...... the other Joe
Trail Review: Eye of the Whale - Joe. No...... the other Joe
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy, but rocky and sandy! I lost the aquatainer strapped to the roof of our LR3, but we made it through relatively easily Lifted on 33" KO2
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Really fun trail, especially the sandy sections. Nothing too challenging, but it can catch you out if you get complacent. Rating seems correct to me. This was a nice way back to Willow Springs Rd from Tower Arch.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Beautiful stretch of trail. Views are great.
Ray
6300
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Absolutely beautiful the whole way. Ran this north to south after Tower Arch. Good mix of terrain to keep it interesting, trail turns surprisingly rough as you approach the end. I'm guessing that's from all the out and backs to the arch. A must do if you're in the area.
Trail Review: Eye of the Whale - Ray
Trail Review: Eye of the Whale - Ray
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