Moab Utah - Tenmile Wash Trail

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Last updated 06/13/2009

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Includes 6 locations in the following area:

  • United States: UT

Few OHV experiences can rival the fun of riding an ATV in Utah’s Moab backcountry. An endless variety of undulating and challenging terrain combined with spectacular scenery provide an unforgettable experience.

It’s easy to find your way around the small town of Moab. Main St (Hwy 191) runs north and south all the way through town. Center St and Main St, where Moab Information Center is located, marks the center of town. If you need lodging or camping, it is a good idea to call well in advance.

There are several places in Moab to rent ATV’s. Check for latest information or just drive down Main St. You should check Utah’s OHV Laws ( or call 800-648-7433.

Using your GPS for each trail
I have included Way Points for the trail. Also, in the description below, I have included complete instructions on the trail. I would print or copy the instructions off if you plan on using these Way Points.

Tenmile Wash Trail

Highlights: A very popular and environmentally sensitive trail. Stay on marked route at all times. Violations could result in trail closure. Most of the trail is easy, but a few places require climbing and descending steep, sandy stream banks. Heavy rains can change conditions quickly. Flash floods possible.

Getting There: From Moab, take Hwy 191 north about 15 miles and turn left on Blue Hills Road after mile marker 142. At 7.0 miles, continue straight past Dubinky Well Road that joins inconspicuously on left. At 7.2, bear left on Levi Well Road (alternate staging here). After another 6.8 miles, stay right where a road goes south to Spring Canyon Point Road. In another mile you’ll reach Dripping Springs, the starting point for Tenmile Wash (downhill through cottonwood trees on left). Note: Blue Hills road is impassable when wet.

From Green River, take I-70 east to exit 175 (some maps show exit as 173). Head south on Ruby Ranch Road 4.1 miles and bear left along power lines. Go another 4 miles and bear right on Tenmile Point Road (not marked). Follow this road about 5.6 miles and turn left toward Dripping Springs. Start of trail is on right in another 1.6 miles.

  1. Staging (mile 0) – Head southwest into canyon from staging area
  2. (miles 0.3) – Bear right when you reach a wider canyon. After turning right, the canyon splits briefly. Watch for an invisible deep hole (depth of ski pole) on the right side. Proceed into the canyon as the marked trail winds back and forth across the stream.
  3. (miles 3.2) – Slow down for a steep bank that enters stream. It could flip you over if you’re going too fast.
  4. WP1 (miles 4.7) – Bear left at major fork and enter marked dead end canyon. You will return to this point later
  5. (miles 4.5) - Follow winding wash another 4.5 miles until it runs into larger Salt Wash and turn left.
  6. (miles 6.0) – Pass through gate. Leave it as you find it.
  7. WP2 (miles 11.3) – Cross expanse of slick-rock before canyon narrows at boulder choke. It is recommended that you stop here. The remainder of canyon becomes muddy, overgrown, very narrow and nearly impassable in spots. Tenmile Wash eventually ends at the Green River. Return to WP1.
  8. WP1 (miles 17.9) – Turn left and climb out of Tenmile Wash. The trail climbs through a large area of slickrock. Follow white dashes painted on the rock.
  9. (miles 0.4) – Pass through gate. Leave it as you find it
  10. (miles 0.7) – Bear right.
  11. (miles 1.1) – Turn left
  12. WP3 (miles 1.4) – Turn right on Tenmile Point Road
  13. WP4 (miles 3.3) – Continue straight when road joins on left. (This road goes to White Wash Sand Dunes).
  14. WP5 (miles 4.5) – Turn right to Dripping Springs
  15. Staging (miles 6.2) – Arrive back at start