Copper Ridge

This trail is a combination of several roads north of Moab and near the western boundary of Arches National Park. It lies east of the Moab Fault, so is in younger rock formations than many of our trails. Its slickrock is the top of the Entrada Formation, and its views are often of erosions into that formation. Prominent scenic exposures are in an area called Klondike Bluffs; you may have seen a preview on your way here from Highway 191. Some of the roads are on the softer Morrison Formation, which can be impassably slippery when wet. There are eroded trail portions that can challenge nearly stock vehicles.

Scenery

The trail goes to an unexpected and beautiful pour off into lower Sevenmile Canyon. The Klondike Bluffs exposure of white-capped red rock towers and canyon walls are at a moderate distance. There is a good view of Tower Arch, and some other arches are seen at a distance.

Surface

Most of the trail is dirt and rocky dirt, but there are a couple of long stretches of slickrock, and some broad, sandy washbottom.

Trail Details

The trail goes near colorful hills that have yielded dinosaur bones. Following the main section of slickrock are two steep climbs on eroded dirt and rock. Depending upon the time, toward the end of the trip some nicely exposed dinosaur tracks may be visited on foot.


 

Trail Rating

4

Trail Notes

Length: 64 total, 35 off-highway
Min Tire Size: 31+ inches
Winch: No
Front Locker: No
Rear Locker: No

Trail Gallery


download the kml google earth track