3 miles south from Moab on U.S. 191 and turn right onto
Angel Rock Road. After two blocks, turn right onto Rimrock
Road and drive to parking area.
of Hike: 2 miles to pass at north end of Hidden
Valley; allow 3 hours round trip.
of Hike: Constructed trail.
Attractions: Access route to Hidden Valley and Behind
the Rocks, good views of the Moab Valley and Behind
the Rocks. Trail connects with the southern end of the
Moab Rim four-wheel-drive trail.
Description: From the parking area, follow the trail
up to the base of the Moab Rim and then ascend a series
of steep switchbacks. At the top of the switchbacks,
the trail heads north and enters Hidden Valley, which
is a broad shelf between the top of the Moab Rim and
Spanish Valley. Follow the trail to a low rise that
separates the two halves of Hidden Valley and continue
along through the northern section to a point where
the trail swings to the left and goes over a low pass.
At the pass, the hiker will be rewarded with a view
of the large sandstone fins of the Behind the Rocks
area. The trail continues down the west side of the
pass for about 1/3 mile where it meets the Moab Rim
four-wheel-drive trail. The hike may be extended to
the Colorado River by following the Moab Rim four-wheel-drive
trail to its starting point.
During the late afternoon, in the summer, this trail is largely
in the shade of higher cliffs. Although the Hidden
Valley Trail is non-motorized, mountain bikes may sometimes
be seen on it.