Looking for a great trail in Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area, Utah? AllTrails has 7 great views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 3 hard trails in Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area ranging from 6 to 53.3 miles and from 3,976 to 5,436 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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bird watching

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icy
muddy
2 days ago

Celebrated the third anniversary of a broken neck hiking this trail with my true love. Now one of my favorites.

Beautiful hike!

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icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Great stuff on a cold February day. A lot of snow in the valley, snowshoes would work well. We hiked mostly in the rocks where the snow is not so bad.. Lots of fun

Fun little hike. We finished in less than 30 mins, but it was an ok trail with the dogs. Some parts were muddy and snow covered , but it can be expected in January.

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snow
1 month ago

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icy
snow
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with easy access from town.

Sections where you had to break trail. Micro spikes make it manageable. Super beautiful with so much diversity and cool petroglyphs.

hiking
1 month ago

Hikes this while I camped at the campground. Nice easy hike

hiking
1 month ago

I enjoyed a very nice evening hike in the snow. The valley does look a bit different. Stayed at the end to capture the sunset. We had quite a snow in Moab the night before. Yaktraks + poles were handy.

This was an incredible hike! I went with my 63-year-old mother and it was gentle yet so fun for both of us. We also found the hike to be so beautiful. Nobody was around and we felt like we had the entire canyon to ourselves. I have experienced Canyonlands and Arches and I honestly felt this place was just as beautiful. Perfect stopover.

Nice and short, pond is a little small but we’ve been getting some much needed rain! 11/20/19

hiking
3 months ago

You get a massive reward for the climb in the beginning. HIkes this early in the morning and was the only one out there. The fins are quite a sight.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Nice views both out and back. Rated as hard, but really not too bad. Even though it is a well defined trail, somehow took a wrong turn right where the trail hits its high point. It was kind of a pleasant surprise as it passed several panels of petroglyphs before dropping down to rejoin the main trail.

hiking
4 months ago

My favorite hike in Moab! Good workout & gorgeous views and meadow at the top!

hiking
4 months ago

Such a pretty hike. Great views of the La Sal mountains. Our 3 and 6 year old did it with minimal stopping.

on Pipe Dream Trail

mountain biking
4 months ago

pipe dream

hiking
5 months ago

The Hidden Valley Trail is now one of my favorites. One the things that can make a hike great is a changing landscape. The surprise of have those new pieces of landscape revealed to me when I top a rise or round a boulder bring forth a smile of joy. I got a few smiles on the Hidden Valley Trail. The Hidden Valley Trail starts off with a steep rocky switchback climb. At first it seemed a bit itimidating, but as I rose away from the highway, the bonds of civilization began to slip away. I'm not in the best shape right now and I had to stop a few times to catch my breath but that gave me an equal number of opportunities to look back at the shrinking landscape below. In about half a mile, I had climbed about 600 feet. As I approached the top, I didn't know what i was going to see, but I was hoping for something great. My hopes were rewarded. A beautiful flat valley was laid out before me. This was mid-September and there had been rain in the past few days and the valley was a mix of green plants and yellow grass. The valley before me was a couple hundred yards long, with a rise and a large boulder at the end. As I walked down the middle of the valley, I couldn't see the highway that was to my right, but I could still hear some of the traffic sounds bouncing off the high rock wall to my left. I hiked to the end of the valley, climbed the rise, and made my way past the boulder. This time another valley was revealed to me. This second valley was much the same as the first, but had a higher rise at the end and a larger collection of boulders there as well. As I walked down this second valley, I no longer heard the sounds of man and was now fully in the embrace of nature. Wildlife was present in these valleys, but mostly in the form of small fast lizards and large slow ants. On the path, the lizards would scurry away from me while the ants trundled on in the work. I did see at one point a small mammel run across the trail in front of me. I did not get a close enough view of the furry critter to identify it, but I marveled at its speed as it ran further away from me. Crows visted the valley a couple of times and called out to each other. At the end of the second valley, the rise revealed that the path would wind its way down in a rocky area broken up by piñon pine. There were a few small cairns here and there to help keep me on the trails. In the distance I could see a cliff and mesa and more rock formations that I simply don't have the vocabulary to describe. To my right was a spine of sandstone that the effects of time was slowly breaking apart. I followed the trail to its end, a few hundred feet where it joined up with a jeep track called the Moab Rim Trail. I spent nearly six hours making the round trip of six miles. This is a slow pace to hike, but I can think of no other way to enjoy such a hike. I stopped a few times to snap pictures or to just sit in the wilderness to soak up nature into my soul. The total elevation gain of about eleven hundred feet is a respectable amount of work, but not so much as to ruin me for the rest of the day. Since the first 600 feet of gain is in just one-sixth of the total hike, having the other 500 feet of elevation gain spread out over the remaining hike doesn't seem as much of an effort.

Lots of poison ivy. Short & sweet. Stagnant pond was a temperature drop. But definitely infested with mosquitoes.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun short trail! Sand at the start gets hot in the afternoon. I recommend booties if you are bringing your pup. Once you get back to the pool you can feel the cool sand and it is mostly shaded. It was our oasis on a 100 degree day with our pup.

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no shade
over grown
6 months ago

Hot as the devil's ass crack on the four of July, but the trail was fun! long pants if you can for the flat portion tons of prickly shrub, don't go on this if you got weak ankles tho bihhhhh

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bugs
7 months ago

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bugs
7 months ago

Just okay. Lots of poison ivy in July. Mosquitos by the large puddle (aka pond) that followed me most of the way out. Easy, short out and back.

hiking
8 months ago

Steep start but so worth it.

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