Miners Basin Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.1 miles
3,717 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips



2 months ago

This is NOT an easy trail! In the first mile and a half you'll climb over 800 feet with some steep grades. Nonetheless this is a challenging trail that rewards you with awesome views. Be aware this is a rocky vehicle trail and wear the appropriate shoes/boots.

off road driving
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Miner's Basin is a short spur trail off the La Sal Mountain Loop Road, just outside Moab. While Jeeping the loop road, me and my sons Ron and Bob, decided to do a little "panning for gold". The actual trail was fairly easy riding, then a short 0.5 mile hike down to the basin. The mountain glen was scenic, the mountain stream was ice cold. After about an hour of panning we had maybe $2 worth of gold. Not enough to pay for our trip, but memories to last a lifetime.