(MODERATE - DIFFICULT)
|Highest Elevation:||7036 feet|
|Duration:||About 4 hours|
|Shape of Trail:||Out & Back|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Moab|
|Official Road Name:|
|Management Agency:||Bureau of Land Management / Moab Field Office|
Top of the World is one of the most famous off-road trails in Utah. Its 360° view and the unique photo opportunity it gives you are worth the tough drive. Whenever you see the photo of a rig on a slab of sandstone jutting out over a cliff, that's this trail. If you are brave enough to drive your rig to the edge and get the photo, you have bragging rights for a very long time. Even if you do not do this trail for the famous photo opportunity, the views are unparalleled looking down on the one of a kind Onion Creek Canyon and looking over Fisher and Titan Towers.
Heavy rock and/or severe ruts. Rocks exceeding hub height frequent. Shelves to 12". Deep mud or uphill mud sections. Steep grades to 25 degrees and can be loose or rocky. Water crossings may exceed 30" in depth. Side hill to 30 degrees. One vehicle wide. Body damage possible. Experience needed. Vehicle Modifications helpful.Read more about our rating system
Take the fork to the right from Entrada Bluffs Road.
Easier bypass to the left or straight for the steps.
Rough section here and throughout the trail.
Turn right and uphill with two lines. Go straight here to bypass this obstacle and take on another. These obstacles will change weekly due to traffic and weather. There is no bypass here and this obstacle denies stock vehicles from going further.
The lollipop loop begins here. For the harder path up to the viewpoint turn hard left/east or stay somewhat straight for the more common route.
Follow up the wide trail with your choice of lines.
Follow the wide trail with a choice of lines.
Follow the trail straight and pick your lines.
When you reach the wide open space, this is the viewpoint. Views of the La Sal Mountains, Fisher Valley, Fisher Towers, Titan Tower, Onion Creek Canyon and behind you have views of the distant plains. Return here the way you came is the easiest option, or for more of a challenge continue the lollipop loop. The remainder of the guide is taking the eastern portion of the lollipop as its return route.
One big nasty section that will require careful tire placement and picking the line to match your skill and vehicle capabilities.
Slight undercutting of ledges requires your attention.
Steep and slightly off-camber followed by a small ledge.
Return back to the trailhead by going right and the way you came in. The mileage listed for this guide was taken to this point and does not include the additional 3.3 miles back to Entrada Bluffs Road.
Trailhead Coordinates: 38.770502, -109.249718