Detailed Directions- Moab to Montrose

Abbreviations:

BL (Bear Left)

BR (Bear Right)

SO (Continue Straight On)

TL (Turn Left)

TR (Turn Right)

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From the Maverick gas station on the south side of Moab, drive south 11.8 miles on US 191.
TL on Blackridge Road (aka Pole Canyon Road or CR 173). This turn is at the top of a hill at the end of a passing lane so watch oncoming traffic carefully. GPS N38. 25.28 / W109.25.96

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Continue south and east past the entrace to Area BFE (GLS N38.24.19 / W109.24.50) at 2.7 miles; continue south and east for a total of 4.6 miles.
TL at 4.6 miles. GPS N38.23.28 / W109.24.32
SO at 6.5 miles. Entrance to Black Ridge 4X4 trail.
SO at 7.3; gate and cattle guard
TL at 7.32 miles. GPS N38.22.46 / W109.23.10
SO at 8.8 and 10.0 miles.
TL at 11.4 miles. GPS N38.20.90 / W109.20.97

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SO at 1.3 miles; cattle guard
TR at 2.8 miles GPS N38.21.85 / W109.18.43
TL at 4.4 miles GPS N38.21.09 / W109.17.37.
This is a sharp left hand turn at the top of a hill
climb.
BR at 4.5 miles at fork
TL at 5.7 miles GPS N38.21.22 / W109.16.09
SO at 6.1 miles
BR at 6.4 miles; sign for 717 on left
SO at 9.6 miles; cattle guard
TR at 11.5 miles GPS N38.22.43 / W109.12.16
onto La Sal Pass Road (073) Quality of road
improves.

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TL at 1.2 miles onto Two Mile Road; headed toward Buckeye Reservoir
SO at 3.0 miles; ignore 4736 on right
BR at 3.9 miles; continue toward Buckeye
SO at 7.5 and 8.3 miles
TR at 13.3 miles; continue toward Buckeye.
GPS N38 27.85 / W109 06.85
SO at 16.0 miles; cattle guard
SO at 17.1 miles; Utah/Colorado state line
BL at 17.7 miles; road is now FS378 / Q13
GPSN38 26.96 / W109 03.16
SO at 18.8 miles. East edge of Buckeye Reservoir. GPS N38 26.54 / W109 02.10

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SO on FS378
SO at 1.7 miles; cattle guard
BL at 1.8 miles at fork
TR at 2.9 miles onto R3 Road; GPS N38 26.00 / W108 59.71
TR at 4.3 miles onto Q13
SO at 4.9 miles; ignore Q5 on left
SO at 6.9 miles thru fenceline
SO at 8.9 miles onto T10; Q13 goes to the left and will rejoin further along.
TR at 9.5 miles; staying with T10; straight is S9
SO at 10.0 miles onto Q13 GPS N38 23.62 /W108 53.71

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TL at .4 miles onto S10 GPS N38 23.71 / W108 53.32
TL at 1.1 miles
Bl at 1.4 miles and continue downhill
SO 1.6 miles thru fenceline
TL at 2.3 miles onto Q13 GPS N38 23.98 /W108 52.61 Fork at 2.7 miles is driver’s choice
TR at 3.5 miles onto S12 GPS N38 24.33 / W108 51.39
SO at 4.9 miles onto Q13
SO at 7.0 miles thru fenceline 7.3 miles bridge over Delores River GPS N38 25.58 / W108 49.40

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Cross bridge to Highway 14. TL and proceed north.
TR at 1.4 miles onto Q12 Road GPS N38 25.57 / W108 49.40.

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TR at Q12, which will make an uphill climb to the top of the mesa. (The road along the mesa top changes
numbers often; Q12, T15, T16, S17, U19 and V19.)
TL uphill at 9.3 miles GPS N38 23.77/W108 45.15
TR at 12.0 miles GPS N38 22.41/W108 43.77 Road may now be signed as U19
SO at 18.8 miles. Be sure of water depth before crossing.
SO at 23.1 miles. For the next 3 miles the trail crosses private land, please be respectful and stay on the road.
TR at 26.3 miles onto Z26 Road. GPS N38 19.24 / W108 36.74
The road now makes a series of lefts and rights to get to the town of Nucla.
TR onto 26oo Road; TL onto AA Road; BR onto 2700 and TR onto CC Road, which will become W. 10th Ave and take you into Nucla and Highway 97. GPS N38 15.70/W108 32.76
Proceed North on Highway 97 a/k/a Main St to W4th Ave and TR.
TL on 25 Mesa Road aka Delta Nucla Road or FR 503 GPS N38 16.21 / W108 32.77

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TR at 22.5 miles onto Divide Road aka FR 402 GPS N38 25.01/ W108 22.88. This area is known as Columbine Pass. Delta Nucla Road, FR 503 continues straight.
SO at .7 miles Track on right goes to a scenic overlook
SO at 5.0 miles
Track on left is Traver Road. This is the west end of Roubideau Jeep Road loop.
SO at 7.5 miles
Track on left, just past the cattle guard, is Fence Line Road, the east end of Roubideau Jeep Road
loop.
NOTE: the Roubideau Jeep Road loop will add about 1 ½ hours to your trip and is rated as moderate.
SO at 15.5 miles
Continue on FR 402; FR 540 joins from the right.. Road is now FR 402 and 540
SO at 15.7 miles Iron Springs Campground on right with pit toilets
SO at 16.3 miles
Continue with FR540; FR 402 / Divide Road turns right
SO at 19.0 miles GPS N38 20.08 / W108 06.86
Leaving Uncompahgre National Forest
Road continues at Divide Road, now Montrose County Rd 90
BR at 24.3 miles Track on left is Rim Road.
Continue on Montrose County Rd 90
TL at 30.6miles. GPS N38 25.83 / W107 59.12
This staging area is the end of the Rimrocker Trail.

NOTE: You can continue straight and follow the signs for State Road 90 for approximately 8
miles into Montrose, where 90 becomes Main Street with access to full services.