Fins & Things Trail

HARD 44 reviews

Fins & Things Trail is a 9.9 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.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1309 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Cruise up and down incredibly steep, giant slickrock fins The dominant feature of this trail is its steepness and great traction on the slickrock. Unbelievable fun and fantastic scenery. Best part is between Points 9 and 13. Small fee required to enter. Fee includes map with rules and regulations. Read and follow rules carefully. For information on this trail, contact the Sand Flats Recreation Area at (435) 259-2444. Steep slickrock climbs and descents. Some large ledges have bypasses, but not all. Short vehicles with high approach and departure angles do best, but many stock SUVs are seen on this trail. I'm sure their bumpers drag. The south loop is not recommended for ATVs.

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2 days ago

off road driving
6 days ago

Did this in October 2017 in a Rental Jeep. Great 4x4 driving. Well marked and lots of challenges and scenery. Driver and passenger acting as a spotter got exercise while often getting out to climb to the top of a hill to see what waited or to the bottom of a ravine to pick a track and helpful to have the spotter watching tire tracking on some of the tight areas while crawling over rocks and drop offs. There are times when all the driver sees is the sky for a few seconds while climbing to the top. Take a camera and video for great memories.

off road driving
7 days ago

This is a very fun trail. A stock jeep can do it, but a lift and bigger tires make it that much easier. Lockers are not necessary. All the hard obstacles have bypasses.

off road driving
12 days ago

First time on this trail and it was great! I drive a mostly stock 99 Jeep Cherokee with a slight lift and 30 in tires. Made it through with no problems. Especially liked the slickrock portion of the trail.

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2 months ago

Just finished it with my rubicon. Lockers not needed. What a great time.

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2 months ago

The most fun I've had yet in my new Raptor! Drug the hitch receiver on a few of the down slopes, but no damage at all to the truck. Lockers are almost a must here.

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4 months ago

This trail is a blast. Hard to rate the difficulty, but with a trusty pal to spot me, I had no issues getting through the trail. Rear locker, 3"ish lift, and 33's on my Tacoma came in handy, although my friend with slighter smaller tires and no locker on his Taco got through without any major issues. I forgot to take my tow hitch off that day, so it did scrape on one obstacle, but I did get through.

It gets pretty steep on short sections, to the point where you can only see your hood and the sky looking through the windshield. If you look at the old silver Land Cruiser in the picture section, I believe that's the steepest uphill part. Drive-arounds are available for some of the more techy stuff.

As always, have a friend with you, air down the tires, pick a good line, and put a smile on your face and you'll be good.

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6 months ago

Incredible views and challenging enough to keep the driver on his toes but still easy enough in parts for rookie drivers to take the wheel for a while. Amazing scenery on virtually the entire trail.