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Copper Ridge 4X4 Trail (3) - Moab, Utah >>>
Trail Info Credit - Red Rock 4-Wheelers

This trail is a combination of several roads north of Moab and near the western boundary of Arches National Park. It lies east of the Moab Fault, so is in younger rock formations than many of our trails. Its slickrock is the top of the Entrada Formation, and its views are often of erosions into that formation,. Prominent scenic exposures are in an area called Klondike Bluffs. Some of the roads are on the softer Morrison Formation, which can be impassably slippery when wet. In case it is completely dry, most of the trail could have a lower rating, but there are eroded trail portions that can challenge stock vehicles. Approximate mileages: 64 total, 35 off highway.

Trail Scenery:

The trail goes to an unexpected and beautiful pour-off into lower sevenmile Canyon and follows near that canyon rim to the junction with Courthouse Wash where it has cut into the Entrada Formation. The Klondike Bluffs exposure of white-capped red rock towers and canyon walls are at a moderate distance. There is a good view of Tower Arch, and some other arches are seen at a distance.

Trail Road Surface:
Most of the trail is dirt and rocky dirt, but there are a couple of long stretches of slickrock, and some broad, sandy wash-bottom.

Trail Obstacles and Highlights:
After a brief ride in sandy Courthouse Wash, the trail goes near colorful hills that have yielded dinosaur bones. Toward the end of the day, some nicely exposed dinosaur tracks may be visited on foot. Following the main section of slickrock are two steep climbs on eroded dirt and rock. It also passes a few fading remnants of a movie set used in the 1960" film "Blue" with Ricardo Montalban.

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