Gold Bar Rim
Gold Bar Rim is a cliff rim that stands about 1,200 feet above Highway 191’s path in Moab Canyon. Because the rocks behind the cliff slope downward to the southwest, the rim has a 360 degree vista. Gold Bar Canyon drains aaway from the rim into the colorado Rive. The trail climbs the cliff in stages, first angling up to Little Canyon, then working its way across Gold Bar Canyon to follow the slope of the Wingate Sandstone layer up to the rim. Approximate mileage: 47 total, 25 off highway.
The Gold Bar Rim vistas take in almost all of the local country, including Moab and its valleys, the La Sal Mountains, the Book Cliffs, and parts of the Colorado River Canyon.
Most of the miles are typical of our trails, sand punctuated by some surface rocks. There is quite a bit of slickrock near Gold Bar Rim, a little blow sand in Bull Canyon and Little Bottom, and some rocky wash bottom in Bull Canyon.
The scenic view from the rim has already been mentioned. The most difficult 4-wheeling is in crossing Gold Bar Canyon and then ascending the to the rim. Some prefer to walk the last 100 fee to the rim rather than risk the sheetmetal damage that has befallen other on the last rocky step up. The obstacle that drives the trail rating is a big rock ledge on the return accross Gold Bar Canyon. Dubbed “The Waterfall” many vehicles have required assistance to get up it on the way back. Longer wheelbases, large tires, and locking differntials are preferred.
Ride Along Tour in Our Highly Customized Jeep
The Ride-along tour is our most convenient touring experience because you can just show up to town and get into our highly customized $100,000 Jeep Wranger Rubicon Hard Rock edition vehicle and let our professional tour guide escort you through the Moab area wilderness. For those of you who are visiting and want to get into the backcountry without renting a 4×4, or you own a 4×4 but travelled so far that bringing your vehicle was overly burdensome, then this tour will get you into the gorgeous Moab experience ASAP. The 4 person limit includes 2 average sized adults and 2 children.
Follow Along Tour in Your Jeep
If you bring your own 4×4 vehicle or you have rented a 4×4 but are new to the Moab experience, our Follow Along tour is a great start for maximizing your time while here on vacation. We will provide you with an exciting introductory tour of the greater Moab sphere of influence without any time wasted. The tour experience is the same as the Ride Along, but you get the satisfaction of driving the route yourself. For in-vehicle group communications we provide your vehicle a CB radio that has been tested and tuned so as we can stay in contact with us while en-route.