The Pickle is an extremely short 4wd trail with only a couple of challenging obstacles. It follows a wash through a canyon less than 100 feet deep. With one extremely narrow, unbypassable section, this trail is not recommended for full size trucks. If you are looking for a trail to test your off-road rig's suspension or learn how to scale the slickrock ledges Moab is known for, this is a great trail to do that. It is also a bit cooler with lots of shade provided by the canyon walls.
From Kane Creek Boulevard in the center of town, head north on Highway 191 for 17.8 miles and turn on Blue Hills Road heading west. This road is just south of the airport. Follow Bule Hills Road for 2.3 miles turning left and heading south on Mill Canyon Road. Follow this for about a mile when the road makes a left turn at a "Y" fork. Continue down the road for 3/4 of a mile from this fork, turning right and heading southwest on Bartlett Wash Road. Follow this road making no deviations for 1.5 miles at which point you come to another "Y" intersection which should have a carsonite marking the direction to The Pickle.
I was with a group who had done the trail before. I was not planning on running it while in moab but I’m glad we did what an awesome trail! My jku sport with no lockers was able to complete it with good spotters.
Fun trail that posed some challenges to our trucks with front and rear lockers. Mud in some spots made for an additional challenge. We made it out with some minor body damage despite front and rear bumpers and sliders
Hi, I'm Ryan!
I am a Colorado native and I've been wheeling since I was 16 years old. I grew up with a relentless passion for all things Jeep and off road related, and that passion has never died out. I am a member of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 16 Sasquatch Jeepers and currently own an '06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (LJ) nicknamed "Minion".
I am a huge supporter of Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly, and have participated and even been in charge of many trail restoration projects. I have been a trail leader several times for events such as All-4-Fun, ColoradoFest, Set Them Free, 14er Fest, and other. I am also the creator of the Unlimited LJ Adventure.
My rig is built for extreme offroading, but I love to get my tires dirty on any kind of trail whether it's rock crawling or just scenic high Alpine drives. I've wheeled all over the country including Colorado, Utah, Kansas, the Carolinas, AZ, and California. I love a great adventure, and love even more to share those adventures with others.
If you see the "minion" out on the trail, make sure to stop and say hello.