160 Miles of Dirt & Fun

Spanning a distance of 160 miles, the Rimrocker Trail provides 4WD, OHV and bicycle access through some of the West’s most stunning scenery. Visitors are immersed in natural beauty as the trail guides them through a landscape of redrock canyons, winding rivers, desert vistas and alpine forests. Whether you travel the whole route or just a portion, the experience will stay with you for a lifetime.

24 thoughts on “160 Miles of Dirt & Fun

  1. How would you grade the difficulty level of the RimRocker Trail for a lightly modified Jeep?

  2. Fantastic! Thanks for this info. Can’t wait to do that trail. Top of my list.

  3. Hello we are hoping to complete the RR trail this weekend, can we camp on the trail? Can you recommend places to camp while traveling the trail we are starting in Montrose, thanks.

  4. Roger – The trail is definitely doable in a Jeep!

    Todd- You can certainly camp on the trail, although we always recommend checking with local agencies (BLM, Forest Service in CO or UT, depending on where you want to camp).

  5. Would it be possible to flat tow a Jeep across this trail? If not is there a place I could park a truck for a week in Montrose?

  6. Hobbs – Probably not possible to flat tow a jeep across the trail. You might run into trouble. You could always check with Walmart to see if you could park your car there.

    Charles – The trail is absolutely doable in a pickup truck!

  7. Does the Rimrocker trail get snow is it possible to due it in late November/December. How long would the trail take on a two up motorcycle

  8. Hi Doug, Portions of the trail do get snow but it’s unusual to have so much snow that it is impassable. I would keep an eye on the weather in the next couple of weeks and then make a decision. Portions of the trail on the UT side are pretty rough and bumpy, and I’m not sure how fast you’d be traveling. Typically in a 4WD vehicle the trail takes a long day. It is 160 miles after all!

  9. Hello Admin. Your site doesn’t mention Mountain Bikes too much. How long would one expect to do this trail on mountain bikes. Thank you.

  10. Hi Diljeet, You could easily travel from Montrose to Buckeye Reservoir in the van, but you might run into difficulty from Buckeye to Moab side. We hope that helps!

  11. Think this is doable in a lifted awd forester?

  12. Hi Josh, It’s possible, but you may have some difficulty, just depending on trail conditions and how high your Forester is!

  13. what’s the best time to run the RR?

    thanks

  14. Hi Brian! For this year, the summer of 2019, I’d encourage you to go later in the summer or even fall due to the epic amounts of snow we’ve had. The trail can get very hot during July and right now the trail cannot be done its entirety due to snow. Hope that helps!

  15. what is the minimum amount of ground clearance you would recommend doing this trail in? my lifted promaster van has a ground clearance of 9.5″ under the rear pumpkin

  16. is there any towns or gas stops anywhere along the ride or is it pack what you need to do the 160 miles?

  17. Hi Gary- There is a town and gas stop along the way. The Town of Nucla, CO, is about halfway through the trail. It has a fuel station, small grocery store, and other services. If you are in a highway legal vehicle, you can also take a detour to Naturita (only a few miles down the road) for a few more stores, fuel stations, and more. Thanks!

  18. In regard to actual clearance, it isn’t something we have measured. A standard Chevy 1500 Silverado has made it across the RR. We have heard rumors of 2WD vehicles in some places, but we encourage people to make good choices. Thanks!

  19. In regard to actual clearance, it isn’t something we have measured. A standard Chevy 1500 Silverado has made it across the RR. We have heard rumors of 2WD vehicles in some places, but we encourage people to make good choices. Thanks!

  20. When it rains how slimy and sticky does the clay get, does it then require a new dynamic e.g. torque, and big tires. Thank you in advance.

    Jerry.

  21. Jerry- It’s not too bad, but it depends on the rain. On the eastern Colorado side of the trail, the soil is not like the red dirt of Utah. The west end portion of the trail (Nucla/Naturita), can get slick but no additional gear is required. Thanks!

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