Spring Canyon Bottom

Moab, Utah (Grand County)

Last Updated: 04/17/2019
5 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 13.93 miles
Highest Elevation: 5280 feet
Duration: About 2 hours
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Moab
Nearest Town w/ Services: Moab
Official Road Name: 140
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Moab Field Office
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Highlight: Spring Canyon Bottom
Spring Canyon Bottom, northwest of Moab, is a trail that travels suddenly from the seemingly mundane to the spectacular. The views from this canyon are among the best in the Moab vicinity as the trail winds into the beautiful Spring Canyon and down to the Green River. This is an exposed shelf road that is plenty wide for even the most cautious driver. Although the trail begins as a maintained gravel road, it is worth the drive to see this beautiful canyon.



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Route Information

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1. 01 Spring Canyon Bottom Trailhead (0 mi)
Spring Bottom Canyon Road begins at the intersection with Utah Highway 313 right a mile marker 14. Some maps also show this as the start of Dubinky Well Road. These roads will diverge from each other at Waypoint 3.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 38.629023, -109.801815

Starting Point: Moab, Utah

Travel north on Hwy 191 about 9 miles to Utah 313. Turn left/west on Utah 313, and travel 8.3 miles to mile marker 14. Spring Canyon Bottom Road begins on the right as it heads to the northwest.



Trail Reviews (5)

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Great trail. Good camping spots. 2019 Tacoma

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Incredible scenery. This is a must-do if you don't mind the easy of the trail itself. The long straight drive for the first few miles is worth the ending. It is a busy area due to all of the camping around, but the view from the end is worth it.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Spring Canyon Bottom is one of my favorite trails in Moab because of the area's beauty. I was there during the Easter Jeep Safari week and found it to be quite busy. A lot of campers could be found in dispersed camping spots throughout this northwest area around Moab. Recent rains meant that the dusty conditions were minimal.

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
The shelf road is well worth the drive on the boring flat to get there.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
I've been on dozens of Moab trails, and this one is perhaps the most spectacular. The drive out the flats is deceptively boring, because it appears to be an endless plain. But when you arrive at the canyon and the shelf road, your perspective changes as dramatically as the terrain. It is immense, it is impressive, and it is immediate in the sense that you are right there at the edge. Put this breathtaking trail on your "must do" Moab list!

Questions & Answers (3)

Q: I have an off road teardrop type trailer. Are there some good dispersed camping options past the Lone Mesa one further down the trail?
–Craig (05/10/2021)
Q: how does to gpx download work
–Sandra Graham (09/02/2020)
–Sandra Graham (09/02/2020)
Q: This trail is on my list of expedition for this coming october, is width and length an issue on this trail? I drive a 2018 Ram 2500
–Rejean Barbeau (05/16/2018)
–Tim Palmer (05/17/2018)

Writer Information

Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the Trailsoffroad.com community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg
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