Tusher Tunnel

Moab, Utah (Grand County)

Last Updated: 04/18/2022
4.8 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.18 miles
Highest Elevation: 4865 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Moab
Nearest Town w/ Services: Moab
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Moab Field Office


Highlight: Tusher Tunnel
This off-road trail takes you to an interesting geological feature, a naturally formed tunnel that is 83 feet long. It was formed by water seeping through a crack that dissolved away the rock when it reached a harder layer of stone. Just to the right of the tunnel entrance, there is a petroglyph on the south-facing side of the cliff about 10 feet or so above the ground. There are other petroglyphs in the area, but most are ruined by graffiti.


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1. Tusher Tunnel Trailhead ( mi)
Trail angles to the left from Barlett Wash Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Moab, Utah

Take Blue Hills Rd from Highway 191. Head west to Bartlett Wash Rd. Before long, you will see the sign where the road to Tusher Tunnel angles to the left. You can also take Mill Canyon Rd from 191. From there the first road to Tusher Tunnel is not mapped yet, but if you continue past Tusher Wash you will hit the Bartlett Wash Rd. and can follow the directions above.


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Todd is an avid wheeler who loves to explore new trails whenever and wherever he can. They say necessity is the mother of all invention and that holds true for Todd. His want and desire to find passable trails and new nooks and crannies of the Great American West to explore were his reasons behind starting Trailsoffroad.com. On any given weekend you can find Todd on some obscure 4x4 trail or using his legs to hike to an alpine lake.
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