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.

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.

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

mountain biking
1 month ago

Nice trail. A little blend of some tech with pretty mellow slickrock for beginners in group. Endless possibilities abound and well marked at every intersection

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.

off road driving
2 months ago

Broke our can am in here . This is great the 3D trail is pretty wild but really , the tunnel was worth the ride ..have to make sure to follow the dead end sign and get out and do the short hike to the tunnel . Loved it

on Klondike Bluffs

mountain biking
3 months ago

Fun fast flowy

hiking
4 months ago

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

6 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.

This was a fun trail that took us 1.5 hours in our new stock 4runner. There is a good variety of scenery including a nice ledge climb at the start near 191, some sandy sections, flat rock sections and a short hike to the bridges. The last few miles is a gravel road on the plateau. The first part required a bit of spotting by my wife but she said we weren't close to scraping anything.

off road driving
10 months ago

off road driving
10 months ago

Easy trail. Some sand at the end, but nothing major. Tunnel and views are worth the drive.

off road driving
11 months ago

Super fun trail. Great views. Some areas are more of a task than others. accomplished in a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk easy

off road driving
11 months ago

Dirt biking- Cool trail, just very easy. Couldn't figure out how to see the arches from below- which would have been awesome. You can't ride over the bridges anymore- but I was fine with that bc I don't think I would have wanted to (considering there is a plaque there for someone who past away "doing what they love").

We took a left before you go up the hill and went on another trail (difficult). It was technical riding! We rode till there was a MAJOR drop down (no way I could get up or down- nor my husband), then turned around. That part was fun!

off road driving
11 months ago

Beautiful Trail. lot's of places to pass other vehicles safely. Very easy. Saw a few Subaru's going up.

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

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

This area is awesome! I love how there's a little bit of everything in this area! The boys mountain biked and my 6 year old daughter, dog, and I went hiking and exploring. There are maps everywhere and the trails are clearly marked. We camped in dispersed camping very close to the trail head. These were some fun times and we will definitely come back!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Short little trail with fun tunnels, fun off roading for the right vehicles and a pot of gold at the end of the trail ;)

mountain biking
Friday, March 24, 2017

So many options!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Fun but way too many extra side roads makes route finding difficult. Nice extra obstacles to play on. They need better signs and markers. Might be better after East Jeep Safari goes through we were some of the first ones on some spots of Tower arch trail so no rocks had been stacked yet on any trails we took.

off road driving
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Great scenic views. Some technical challenges. Trail is poorly marked and connects with some other trails which are also poorly marked. Trail can be a great day outing if you don't mind getting lost and finding your way back.

off road driving
Sunday, September 11, 2016

We had a fun trip today running this trail. We had two modified Jeep Rubicons and the only tough part was climbing the hill. It took us both a couple of tries to make it up but we did without too much trouble.
The rest of the trail was long but pretty easy. It was a beautiful trail and we all had fun.

off road driving
Sunday, August 21, 2016

fun trip to the bridges. loved the beginning of the trail when you have to climb the side of the hill.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I hiked this with my dog and wished I had a bike the whole time. Great system of trails on clearly marked. We ended up walking around for awhile and put 11 miles on, it was great but even better for bikes!

off road driving
Friday, May 20, 2016

I would say this is a touch up from moderate... Pretty technical... Dirtbike, RZR800, + 2 quads...

Some solid crawling involved.... Great skills tester.

off road driving
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easy off road travel. Quick walk from the road to the bridges. Don't be dumb and jump the gap between the bridges.

off road driving
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

4 wheeled to the bridge a few years ago and loved seeing this bridge

Saturday, September 19, 2015

this was far the best trail I've been on for beginners in moab. not a lot of sand and there are some more moderate trails that break off the main trail that give you a since of accomplishment.

hiking
Thursday, July 09, 2015

Got to this via the Monitor and Merrimack ATV trails. A short walk through the tunnel to a cool view and a pictograph. Worth the time.

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