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Willow Springs OHV Road is a 15 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September.

Length 15.0 mi Elevation gain 987 ft Route type Out & Back

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Ohv / off road driving

River

Views

Wild flowers

Muddy

Rocky

Snow

No shade

No dogs

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Reviews (37)
Photos (16)
Recordings (24)
Completed (74)
Kyle Walker
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Hiking

Nothing hard, literally just the back road into Arches. You can turn off to the left about a mile from the end of the trail for a technical off road trail.

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Jen Boyer
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Did this in a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sport with 2 inch lift after supper in late June as the sun was moving into golden hour. It was gorgeous watching the rocks of Arches as we drove toward the park. It starts off easy, then gets onto some slick rock for a fun ride. Stop along the way to see the dino tracks. This was our first ever Jeep trail. I drove it with two tweens along for the ride. We were grinning ear to ear the whole way in and at the end. Stay to watch the sunset in Arches, then head down the main road.

Peter Dobias
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Good mountain biking trails next to the road.

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Mallory Golden
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Hiking

Is anyone able to tell me if this is open for dispersed camping?

Alex Roldan
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OHV/Off Road DrivingRocky

took a 2019 crosstrek with a 2 inch lift. no issues it was a nice way out of the park after a day full of sight seeing.

Trailhawk Offroader
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Hiking

Took a 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk and it handled it with zero issues. I did the whole loop into the park and it was great. Make sure you have enough gas!

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Ju Darby
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Completed with stock Subaru Crosstrek. November 2018. Really great beginners off road trail. A few places will require some clever approaches if you don’t have a lift. But we made it through with no scrapes. A few modified Jeeps were surprised to see a little Crosstrek on the trail. Don’t miss the dinosaur tracks pull off about halfway through. Easily the coolest thing to see on the trail.

Matt Miliffe
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Gorgeous back entrance to park

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Andrew Leon
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Danny Carter
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Good beginner 4x4 trail. Made it fine in stock 2004 Tahoe Z71 with skid plate. There are a few places where the rocks are high enough to give clearance concerns, but we only scraped at the back once (probably just the hitch). Since I did not have experience and it can be hard to tell the size of drop offs, I got out to check out the best path in a spot or two and then had my sons get out and lead me through a particularly rocky area. The worst area is right outside Arches National Park.

Jared Anderson
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OHV/Off Road Driving

A superior way to enter the park vs. waiting in line on the paved entrance a few miles south. Trail really easy for any 4x4 vehicle with clearance.

Cameron Anderson
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Camped at Willow Springs Free Campground, pretty nice, a bit buggy, and you can hear your neighbors as there isn't much privacy... but it's the desert. Drove the road into the back of Arches in a stock 2016 Ram 1500. Easy ride, didn't bottom out once, just take your time. Stop to see some old dinosaur tracks on your way in.

Frederick Katona
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OHV/Off Road DrivingOff trail

Easy trail mostly.

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Andrea Olive
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Took a 4x4 Jeep Wrangler out and had a blast. The trail is 98% snow free. Some muddy (but not nearly enough to have fun.) Maybe two or three tricky spots but overall an AMAZING intro to off roading. And so cool to enter Arches this way.

Annette Moore
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OHV/Off Road Driving

As long as you have clearance, this is an excellent alternative to the packed paved roads inside the park. Nice dinosaur tracks and ripples in the sandstone.

Andrew A.
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A fun trail and nice views. It’s a different way to enter Arches NP. The trail is rated as easy but there are a few spots where you can see where folks bottomed out and scraped the rocks. If your new to 4 wheeling or plan on renting a 4x4 for the day out of Moab I would put this trail on your list for consideration.

Guenther Lembach
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Nice trail with gorgeous views in between There are only a view challenges but makes fun after a day of hiking

Sam Steury
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Fun way to get into arches. Did in landcruiser and lx570 with no lift. No problems.

Keith Putlak
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Started down from the Salt Wash Trail and did the 1.8 mile trail from the Salt Wash Trail. enjoyed the rock climbing the beginning of the Trail. recommend modified vehicles only. the willow trail was fairly simple. the start of the Trail has no name but the rangers at the Arches park just call it the 4x4 trail.

Jack Tatsch
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OHV/Off Road Driving
First to Review

This is the west entrance to Arches National Park. You start on US 191 about a mile north of Hwy 313 on Willow Spring Road. Several miles later you will cross Courthouse Wash. In wet weather, this can become impassable. Just before you get to the boundary of Arches, several good dinosaur tracks are on the right edge of the road. You'll come out in Arches at the Balanced Rock.

Eric Heckart
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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Mackie Slab
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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B Roll Offroad
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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Richard Wollack
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Hiking
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Richard Wollack
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Hiking
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Brooke Martellaro
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Mountain biking
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Sara Craven
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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Mindy Waits-Johnson
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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Jeff D.
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OHV/Off Road Driving
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