Moab Rim

5/5 (7 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 06/09/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

One of the closest 4wd trails to the town of Moab, Moab Rim is a difficult and dangerous trail that requires your undivided attention, but rewards you with awe-inspiring views of the Colorado River and the town of Moab. Climbing 950 vertical feet from the base of the canyon next to the river, you will encounter many rock ledges and tight turns, all of which you must traverse while leaning off-camber towards the cliff edge. Two named obstacles along the edge include the Devil's Crack and Z-Turn. The higher you climb, the better the views. Once the trail has reached the plateau, the scenery changes to more of a desert scene closely resembling that of Hells Revenge. With several more optional obstacles such as the sand hill and an extremely steep slickrock dome with an 85% grade, this trail is sure to entertain even the most hardcore wheeler. This off-road trail is also a great trail if you are short on time or just want to hit one quick trail while passing through town. NOTE: DUAL LOCKERS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THIS TRAIL

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (7 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

The most challenging part of the trail is perhaps at the beginning and even then it's just some rock crawling. Nothing too tricky if you were on 35s or bigger. Very scenic.
Trail Review: Moab Rim - Justin Gentile
Trail Review: Moab Rim - Justin Gentile
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Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
76550
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Good time as always with some of the best scenery in Moab. Even saw some blooming cactus!
Trail Review: Moab Rim - Ryan Boudreau
Trail Review: Moab Rim - Ryan Boudreau
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Tom
1100
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/08/2019

Got to the trailhead at 7.30AM and saw no one except a few hikers all day. Super great trail. Would like to go back and run up and down z turn a couple hundred times. The only time we got disoriented and had to back track a little was missing the northeast side of the loop on the way back. Didn’t try the sand pit because we only had one rig, but it looks fun. Got my rear passenger wheel pretty high off the ground coming down devils crack, heading back towards the trail head. Definitely good advice to watch your line here. Will be back soon!
Trail Review: Moab Rim - Tom
Trail Review: Moab Rim - Tom
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90950
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/12/2019

What a awesome trail... Harder then poison spider but easier then Pritchett. We went all the way to the overlook and enjoy the sights. Then I almost fell off the cliff... twice. With that, I got in the jeep and decided it was time to leave.
Trail Review: Moab Rim - Josh Noesser
Trail Review: Moab Rim - Josh Noesser
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Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
76550
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/18/2019

Another great day on Moab Rim, and another great day of EJS 2019. The trail hasn't really changed although I did feel that the sand hill is a bit harder than I remember. A lot of people only dirve up the first mile and then turn around, but the views from the last overlook are worth the drive.
Trail Review: Moab Rim - Ryan Boudreau
Trail Review: Moab Rim - Ryan Boudreau
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