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Miners Basin Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October.

Distance: 10.1 miles Elevation Gain: 3,717 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

running

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

Please note that this trail is not the Miner's Basin Spur Trail, which is much shorter and easier. That being said, the Miner's Basin Spur Trail can only be accessed by the Miner's Basin Road which is a very difficult trek.

11 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.

hiking
20 days ago

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