Rose Garden Hill

Moab, Utah (Grand County)

Last Updated: 06/16/2021
5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 12.65 miles
Highest Elevation: 6254 feet
Duration: About 3 hours
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Moab
Nearest Town w/ Services: Moab
Official Road Name: Rose Garden Hill
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Moab Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Rose Garden Hill
Ever gotten stuck going downhill? That is a definite possibility on this trail. Used as the only connecting route between Top of the World and Onion Creek, this trail has a little of everything. It has some wash driving, steep inclines, steep descents, loose soil, big ledges, and epic views. There are several moments of smooth, flat, dirt road, but for the most part, it is a slow, rough, and narrow 4wd road that will challenge even the most equipped vehicles. This offroad trail is the most difficult section of the overlanding route known as the Kokopelli Trail

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Technical Rating

( DIFFICULT - SEVERE )

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Waypoints

1. Northern Trailhead (0 mi)
If you are running the trail from north to south, you will start the trail at a 4-way intersection with Top of the World, heading southeast. There is a trail marker here. Follow the signs for "Kokopelli Trail". Southwest is the Top of the World Trail. Northeast will continue along Entrada Bluffs and also connects back to Rose Garden Hill at Waypoint 3.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Moab

TO RUN THE TRAIL NORTH TO SOUTH: From Moab, drive north on Highway 191 to Highway 128, turn right on Highway 128. Drive 29 miles to Dewey Bridge and Entrada Bluffs Road. Turn right onto Entrada Bluffs Road and travel 5.3 miles east to where the trailhead for Top of the World is on your right. Top of the World heads southwest. Rose Garden Hill continues heading southeast. TO RUN THE TRAIL SOUTH TO NORTH: From Moab, drive north on Highway 191 to Highway 128, turn right on Highway 128. Between mile markers 21 and 22 you will see a sign marking the Onion Creek Road. Turn right and follow Onion Creek Road into Fisher Valley for 9.6 miles. Rose Garden Hill starts on your left at a "Y" in the road. If you reach Thompson Canyon, you have gone 1 mile too far.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (3)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: I am supporting a MTB ride and would like to drive the trail. Is there any chance of doing this in a Tacoma TRD Off Road?
–Steve Bennett (10/04/2018)
–Ryan Boudreau (10/05/2018)

Writer Information

Ryan Boudreau

Mapping Crew - Colorado

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.
For individual use only, not to be shared.