Tower Arch, Marching Men, and Balancing Rock OHV Route

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Tower Arch, Marching Men, and Balancing Rock OHV Route is a 23 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Moab, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for bird watching and off road driving.

Distance: 23.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,833 feet Route Type: Point to Point

bird watching

ohv / off road driving

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no shade

See Tower Arch by way of a 4 wheel drive loop trail. After leaving pavement, the first few miles are washboard gravel easily travelled by car. At 7.9 miles begins the section requiring high clearance 4WD, with rear differential locker a plus. If you can make the first obstacle, you can do the rest of the trail. The trail passes south of the Marching Men rock formation, and loops around to the west of Tower Arch. There is a parking area big enough for 6-8 vehicles, and a short hike takes you to the arch. The last 9 miles back to pavement at Balancing Rock are passable with a stock SUV with good ground clearance.

off road driving
10 days ago

Not what we expected. Better. Be ready to wheel. Great intermediate trail with a taste of advanced, technical areas. Not too many but enough to make beginner passenger squirm or an intermediate wheeler make sure they know what they are doing. Thus, a very good transitional trail. The 1st 7.9 miles, coming from the north, aren’t worth the driving. I’d recommend doing an up and back. From a cross Balancing Rock. 04’ Rubicon with 4” lift, 35’s & 4:88gears. No lockers needed

off road driving
22 days ago

Great trail for someone who has a couple runs under their belt. The 9 mile portion mentioned in the description is a lot of fun and can easily be completed in a stock Jeep. The portion talked about after the wash board road, around the 7.9 mile mark is challenging for a stock vehicle, but manageable. Completed in stock 2018 Jeep Moab. No lockers.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice drive, washboard roads, would not do with a car. It is not heavily trafficked so the views are great and it is very quiet and peaceful

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

The climb over the hill is technical and our Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk did really well. But then comes the sand and we did get stuck. The sand is very fine and very deep. This might change with the season. But take a shovel with you and plenty of water.

off road driving
no shade
1 month ago

Did this trail on July 28th in my 2018 stock 4-door Rubicon. This trail is a blast. Some technical stuff but ran in 4L with sway bar disconnected and conquered everything smoothly. I would definitely do it again.

off road driving
2 months ago

An amazing way to experience Arches NP. The trail is a mix of heavy red sand, gravel road and rock. There are a couple of technical spots, but the trail was not too challenging for a Rubicon with 3.5” lift and 35” tires. I would visit Moab just to drive this trail but that’s true of a handful of other trails too! You get up close to many of the unique formations and see a couple of the less frequented arches.

off road driving
9 months ago

Tower Arch is a cool trail and end location. The trail is mildly challenging but enough to be fun with great views the entire time. It ends at Tower Arch which is... an arch and a tower! Have fun out there, if you'd like to see a video of our run check it out below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxgq4g0i4qY

off road driving
24 days ago

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