7 Mile Rim
The Seven Mile Rim trail leaves Highway 191 just north of Highway 313, about eleven miles north of town. It passes the old Cotter uranium mine and switches back to reach the cliff rim abouve the mine and Highway 191. The intense mining activity left a maze of core drilling roads on the mesa top, and the trail seeks the most interesting of these. At the southern end of the rim it turns west to parallet Highway 313. Along the way, Uranium Arch is visited. The trail joins other road in the vicinity of Merrimac Butte and Monitor Butte before tucking up near Big Mesa. It passes near Determinantion Towers before using Tusher Pass to dip into Tusher Wash and the interesting environs beyond. Approximate mileages 51 total, 21 off highway.
The trial route is near the Moab Fault, a geoloigcal fracture that left the trademark rocks of Canyonlands standin g higher than the surrounding solorful Morrison formation. Entras Sandstone cliffs are constantly in view. The rim veiws include Seven Mile Canyon, the Arches National Park area, and the Book Cliffs to the north.
There is considerable two-track dirt trail, lots of slickrock, some sandy sections, a sandy washbotton, and a sandy hill near the end.
The cliff rim portions are mainly sceni. Uranium Arch can be walked across. The south side of Merrimac Butte has exciting sidehill slickrock driving and is near Wipe OUt HIll, which can be visisted if there is time. The last part of hte trail , if used, runs the reverse direction of Wipe Out Hill Trail in the Tusher Canyon system, and finds easy hills that trail to be hard, and vice versa.
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.