Monitor and Merrimac ATV Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Monitor and Merrimac ATV Trail is a 22.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
22.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1771 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Please Drive slowly in the parking areas. Park across from the old church. Stop and use low gear on moderately steep obstacles. Watch for rocks that might damage your tires.

mountain biking
1 month ago

As a beginner to mountain biking this trail rocked. It pushed me but had great views lots of slick rock, a creek, dinosaur bones, and epic scenery.

mountain biking
7 months ago

mountain biking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Great beginner trail in the Moab area! My wife and I had not been on bikes in a while and we really wanted to do the slickrock trail but based on our current fitness and skill level, we opted for Monitor and Merrimac. We rode this in a counter-clockwise direction. The first half is all climbing, but aside from a few sandy sections that needed to be walked, it was all on fast, grippy slickrock. Once you get to the area where it opens up to the right, DON'T TURN RIGHT! That is the shortcut that cuts out all of the fun downhill stuff. Look up in the distance and there is another big rock formation. You want to go up and around that. Once you get around that rock formation it's pretty much all downhill from there! So fun! Once you get nearly back to the trailhead you end up going through a bit of a creek bottom. We were VERY happy we were going downhill through this point rather than clockwise and uphill as it is VERY sandy. This is an awesome trail and we have written a little more detail and have more pictures and video on our blog which I have attached the link. Go check it out!

off road driving
Thursday, July 09, 2015

UTVd this one. Fun trail with rollers, sand banks, and slick rock riding. Good times.

off road driving
Thursday, July 09, 2015

UTVd this one. Fun ride and spectacular views. Lot's of rollers and sand banks. Good times.

off road driving
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fun off-roading trail

off road driving
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Lots of fun in a 4-wheel drive. Not very challenging for those that want more

mountain biking
Friday, January 13, 2012

Fair workout. No danger. Fair amount of sand.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2011

The actual trail is no where near this.