Moab Utah - Pole Canyon Rim Trail

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Last updated 06/23/2009

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Includes 7 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.

Pole Canyon Rim Trail

Highlights: A network of fun roads leading to a high ridge with great views of Professor Valley, Richardson Amphitheater and the Dolores River valley. A shorter version of Top of the World Trail, but no less impressive. A rough, rocky road interspersed with sandy stretches. Steep in places. Some side roads have difficult obstacles.

Getting There: From north side of Moab, take Hwy 128 northeast along Colorado River about 30 miles to the Dewey Bridge. Turn right just before bridge on Entrada Bluffs Road. Continue east 0.3 miles to parking area on left.

  1. Staging (mile 0) – Head south on Entrada Bluffs Road from parking lot.
  2. WP1 (miles 0.3) – Turn right uphill on two-track road.
  3. WP2 (miles 1.4) – After rocky climb, turn right uphill where road jons on left.
  4. (miles 2.6) – Stay left at "Y." Road to right is difficult route under power lines.
  5. WP3 (miles 2.7) – Turn right downhill. Left goes to overlook.
  6. (miles 2.9) – Bear left leaving power lines.
  7. (miles 3.6) – Bear right over slickrock through trees. Left eventually dead ends.
  8. WP4 (miles 3.8) – Turn right at 4-way intersection. Straight goes to overlook.
  9. (miles 4.1) – Continue straight. Road that crosses is difficult route under power lines. Left has big ledge before reaching overlook.
  10. WP5 (miles 4.5) – Turn left. Follow road through trees as it curves back to the right and continues northwest.
  11. (miles 5.4) – Continue straight across slickrock.
  12. (miles 5.7) – Bear left at faint fork across open slickrock.
  13. WP6 (miles 5.9) – Trail ends at dramatic overlook.
  14. Staging (mile 11.8) – Return to start. If you want to continue south on Entrada Bluffs Road, consider taking a shortcut to the right at WP2. This route has one moderate ledge to descend.