Behind the Rocks 4x4 Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Behind the Rocks 4x4 Trail is a 29.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

29.7 miles
3,087 feet

dog friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving



wild flowers


Features extreme obstacles "High Dive" and "White Knuckle" Two of the most dangerous obstacles in Moab, High Dive and White Knuckle. High Dive can easily be bypassed, but bypassing White Knuckle takes you many miles out of your way. Other great features include Hummer Hill, Roller Coaster and Hunter Canyon. Scenic points include Terra Cotta Warriors, Lone Rock, Balcony Arch and Picture Frame Arch. Located on BLM land. For current status call Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office at (435) 259-2100. Rating: Difficult. Very rocky with extremely steep and dangerous obstacles. High ground clearance, large tires, lockers and excellent articulation required. Not for stock vehicles. Route-finding is complex.

off road driving
2 months ago

Turned onto this with my stock Land Rover Discovery 5 by accident. Was a hairy ride but the rover came out on top, somehow. Wouldn’t recommend trying unless you have a skilled driver and spotter team. Good luck

4 months ago

Great ride in a rzr xp4! Did all the obstacles with ease except white knuckles.... didn’t have a winch.

off road driving
5 months ago

This trail was a blast. There are multiple routes, however, so I'll try to review them each.

The first trail(to the left) leads you to Picture Frame Arch and is clearly marked, leading you down some soft sand paths and minor rocky areas. it eventually comes out to a large sand pit which then has other trails to take. I would rate this part of the trail as Easy.

However, if you go straight, you'll immediately be pounding over a plethora rocky areas. This way also has steep inclines and declines, and once you're in the trail it is nearly impossible to turn around.

I drive a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk with a lift kit and 245/65/r17 tires. I also have the Avid Contour bumper that offers impressive front clearance. This trail was tough for the Renegade, but we made it through without ever having to use the winch.

I recommend the second mentioned area to teams and nothing stock. It seemed like it was better suited for ATVs or bikes than vehicles, but with some patience and skill, you'll make it through. I rate this one has Hard.

3 months ago

off road driving
3 months ago

off road driving
8 months ago

Sunday, October 18, 2015