Explore the most popular Off Road Driving 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.

An amazing way to experience Arches NP. The trail is a mix of heavy red sand, gravel road and rock. There are a couple of technical spots, but the trail was not too challenging for a Rubicon with 3.5” lift and 35” tires. I would visit Moab just to drive this trail but that’s true of a handful of other trails too! You get up close to many of the unique formations and see a couple of the less frequented arches.

off road driving
20 days ago

A superior way to enter the park vs. waiting in line on the paved entrance a few miles south. Trail really easy for any 4x4 vehicle with clearance.

camping
bugs
washed out
1 month ago

We camped off the trail a bit. No shade so you need a canopy and lots of bugs. But isolated and no camping neighbors.

Fun, not hard. 02 passport with kids in the back. search (Truck u2) in YouTube for video

hiking
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

LOVE this trail for a night ride. We do it in 1000 RZRa. This is the 3rd year and it’s still my favorite trail.

off road driving
1 month ago

Camped at Willow Springs Free Campground, pretty nice, a bit buggy, and you can hear your neighbors as there isn't much privacy... but it's the desert. Drove the road into the back of Arches in a stock 2016 Ram 1500. Easy ride, didn't bottom out once, just take your time. Stop to see some old dinosaur tracks on your way in.

off road driving
off trail
2 months ago

Easy trail mostly.

off road driving
2 months ago

PWIM Power Wagons in Moab great trail had a blast

off road driving
3 months ago

Super packed today. Trail repairs and scenic overlooks don't mean block the trail. Get off the trail and if you can't, don't freaking stop.

off road driving
off trail
3 months ago

First trail I ever went on with my Jeep , I would say it’s easy but nerve racking if your new. AmaZing views

off road driving
3 months ago

We did a tour and got to get out here for a short hike. There was water, which is unusual. A nice quiet area with guaranteed shade.

off road driving
5 months ago

Took a 4x4 Jeep Wrangler out and had a blast. The trail is 98% snow free. Some muddy (but not nearly enough to have fun.) Maybe two or three tricky spots but overall an AMAZING intro to off roading. And so cool to enter Arches this way.

off road driving
5 months ago

We had a jeep so the road was fine. And the Arch is nice - really quiet:)

off road driving
8 months ago

Awesome trail for jeeping! Lots of beautiful scenery. We loved the entire trail.

off road driving
10 months ago

The road to the whale is doable, but don't continue north unless you have a vehicle equipped for rock climbing. The signage on each end is terribly inadequate and needs to be fixed to reflect the conditions of the road. I had to be pulled out by a wrecker at the very north end of the trail near Salt Valley road when the steps got too high to clear. This is not just a 4x4 trail and I needed to throw out a warning before someone else gets in over their head.

off road driving
10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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 OHV Road

Monday, June 18, 2018

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

off road driving
Sunday, June 10, 2018

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

We absolutely love this trail. We haven't gone the whole rout . But for offroading it is not to be missed. After the water crossings and tight canyons the trail opens up to a vast meadow with incredible views. Do not miss it.

off road driving
Saturday, March 31, 2018

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

Monday, February 26, 2018

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.

hiking
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Great trail! More like following a road up to the little fish sign put up to point out the arch. Scramble at the end, follow a clear ridge, beautiful view of a arch

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Lots of fun! Some very technical spots.

Monday, September 25, 2017

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
Friday, May 19, 2017

We took the full 4x4 road from east to west on the Salt Wash Valley road, up the Tower Arch path, back southeast through the desert to Willow Springs Road and then out to the main park road. This was my FIRST off-roading experience in my diesel Jeep and it was exhilarating. I was definitely nervous in a few of the steep, sheer rock spots and did get stuck once in the sand/rocks, but was fortunately able to maneuver my way out (thank you, diesel torque). I also had a small altercation with a rock face (the rock face was undamaged) when I got a little overzealous in the sand. A wild ride. It was definitely a challenge for me, but it fueled my desire for more. I would definitely recommend this path, and would gladly do it again (though I'm probably going to invest in a lift kit before my next adventure).

off road driving
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Great trail- amazing sunsets

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