Drive Fins & Things

9.4 miles 900 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Josiah Roe

Steep slickrock climbs and descents of fins (and things) with glorious slalom cutes with epic views of the majestic Moab backcountry.

Fins & Things is a 9.4 mile classic Moab ATV / 4WD trail rated 5 by the Red Rock Four-Wheelers. It is steep, has great traction, some fantastic slalom cutes and of course, glorious views of the Moab redrock scenery.

The one-way trail is broken into three sections and begins at campsite E-6 in the E campground, roughly 2 miles from the Sand Flats Recreation Area entrance station.

From the Grand County Utah website a detailed trail breakdown is as follows:

  • Mile 0.0   Trailhead, 2 miles from Entrance Station at campground ‘E’ on right; start next to campsite ‘E-6’.
  • Mile 0.0-0.3  Follow white painted markers, trail signs and rock lining, behind ‘E-6’ up slick rock dome to base of a steep, deep sand hill. Go straight here or follow the easier alternate route to your left, marked with white dots. Stay on marked trail.
  • Mile 0.8  Trail drops off fin to right, climbs up again, then drops to the right. Go left here.
  • Mile 1.4  Series of steep drops through a slick rock ravine. No alternate routes here. Stay on the trail.Mile 1.8  Intersection at campground ‘F’.  Go right to base of steep rocky hill, or take easier alternate route to your left. Please be considerate when driving through camp-grounds. Follow signs to ‘H’ campground.
  • Mile 2.4 Campground ‘H’. Toilet on your left, trail goes right.
  • Mile 2.5  Sand Flats Road. Turn right.
  • Mile 3.5 North entrance on left immediately after Diving Board Rock.
  • Mile 3.8  Cattle guard.Mile 4.1 Intersection with Porcupine Jeep Trail; go left.
  • Mile 5.4 Stay straight; spur to overlook on right.
  • Mile 5.6 Bear right; left goes to Radio Tower as part of Porcupine Jeep Trail.
  • Mile 6.1 Stay left at Wilderness Study Area boundary which is closed to all motorized travel.
  • Mile 6.7 Large canyon to right. Nice lunch stop with views of Arches National Park.
  • Mile 7.0 Cross ravine, climb slick rock to your right. Watch for symbols.
  • Mile 7.3-7.4 Climb fin, then hard right at
  • Mile 7.4  Stay on marked route which is almost all slick-rock.
  • Mile 7.7 Left is exit to Main Road (0.5 miles); right continues out on a fin.
  • Mile 8.1 Intersection; stay right. In 0.5 miles, you will cross here again.
  • Mile 8.6 Hard right, then left. Follow symbols on an up and down ride to mile 9.0.
  • Mile 9.0 Continue on trail 0.4 miles to Main Road.
  • Mile 9.4 Sand Flats Road. Right will take you to the Entrance Station and back to Moab.
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2 months ago

good trail for anytime of day!

this is a really fun trail. i’ve been lucky enough to run it in a side by side and also a rock crawler (definitely not necessary for this trail—it’s just the vehicle we brought for the wknd). we’ve run it early am, afternoon, sunset and night... it’s always a good time. there are a few fun more challenging obstacles to watch daring drivers attempt! no shade on this trail, so be sure to bring sunscreen & plenty of water, if you go during the day!

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over 2 years ago

Tons of fun!

Rented a RZR and had a blast on this trail, lots of alternate routes as well for additional climbs obstacles to try, will definitely return sometime soon!

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