Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Arches National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

As long as you have clearance, this is an excellent alternative to the packed paved roads inside the park. Nice dinosaur tracks and ripples in the sandstone.

A fun trail and nice views. It’s a different way to enter Arches NP. The trail is rated as easy but there are a few spots where you can see where folks bottomed out and scraped the rocks.

If your new to 4 wheeling or plan on renting a 4x4 for the day out of Moab I would put this trail on your list for consideration.

Nice trail with gorgeous views in between
There are only a view challenges but makes fun after a day of hiking

on Salt Valley Road

3 months ago

Great road for first time easy off road drive let 13 year granddaughter drive entire road to highway

off road driving
4 months ago

Wow what a rush this trail was! We did it backwards as well. :)

off road driving
6 months ago

Fun way to get into arches. Did in landcruiser and lx570 with no lift. No problems.

The loop is deceiving it’s well marked but incredibly easy to get lost. There a lot of wide open unmarked areas. We ended up in some area with a bunch of cows. Bring extra fuel and a charged phone. Other than that it was a blast.

11 months ago

Lots of fun! Some very technical spots.

Started down from the Salt Wash Trail and did the 1.8 mile trail from the Salt Wash Trail. enjoyed the rock climbing the beginning of the Trail. recommend modified vehicles only. the willow trail was fairly simple. the start of the Trail has no name but the rangers at the Arches park just call it the 4x4 trail.

off road driving
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Great trail- amazing sunsets

off road driving
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Drove the Salt Valley Road on a quick trip through Arches on our way to Las Vegas. This is a beautiful valley, just be sure to stay on the road, the sand gets very deep an treacherous.

off road driving
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Don't turn onto the 4x4 roads unless your looking for some trouble. Most trails off this road are moderate to difficult so watch out! Tons of fun though!

off road driving
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Took this road to the Tower Arch parking lot. It was a very washboard road that is ok for passenger cars if if hasn't rained recently. Check with the rangers before attempting if it has rained withing a couple of days. Just make sure you stay on the Salt Valley Road and don't get on the 4X4 roads that are clearly marked.

off road driving
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Except for a couple of tough spots, this trail would be rated easy. The movie "Blue" was filmed here.

off road driving
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Salt Valley Road breaks off the main Arches Hwy between The Sand Dune Arch and The Skyline Arch. It goes down into Salt Valley and turns north to the northwest boundary of the Park. If you go to Tower Arch, you will go on the Salt Valley Road, whether you use the hiking trail or the 4X4 road. Good views of Klondike Bluffs on this road

off road driving
Saturday, March 23, 2013

This is the west entrance to Arches National Park. You start on US 191 about a mile north of Hwy 313 on Willow Spring Road. Several miles later you will cross Courthouse Wash. In wet weather, this can become impassable. Just before you get to the boundary of Arches, several good dinosaur tracks are on the right edge of the road. You'll come out in Arches at the Balanced Rock.

mountain biking
Sunday, December 09, 2012

This is one of my all time favorite rides in the Moab area. It has it all; singletrack, slick rock, super technical obstacles, and fast descents. There are enough easy sections to keep intermediate riders from getting frustrated, but plenty of obstacles that are tough enough to challenge the best riders.

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