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Rim Rocker

1 Review
Location Grand Junction, CO
Rating Easy,
Length 34mi
Time 4 to 5hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

This is the more scenic middle portion of the popular 160-mile-long trail.

This route is the middle portion of the popular 160-mile-long Rim Rocker Trail. This section has beautiful views of the Uncompahgre Plateau to the east, red rock canyons to the west, and Utah’s La Sal Mountains also to the west. Most people take two days to drive the entire trail, starting in Montrose, Colorado and ending in Moab, Utah. Detailed information about the entire route can be found at www.rimrockertrail.org. Naturita has a hotel, gas station and restaurants.

Rating

Easy
Trail Ratings Defined

Easy. Mostly graded dirt with occasional rougher unmaintained sections. One water crossing can be too deep to cross during high-flow periods, like in the spring and after heavy rainstorms. Trail ends with a steep descent down a rocky hill to Highway 141. Trail can be impassable when wet. Stock vehicles with high clearance, four-wheel drive and low-range gearing can do it.

Stats

Length

34mi

Time

4 to 5hrs

High Point

5,944 ft.

Best Time To Go

Sept-Nov

Current Conditions

Free GPS download

Trail Updates

03/07/2020
Submitted by Steve
I drove the entire 34 miles of Rim Rocker with no problems. I drive a stock 2003 Toyota 4Runner and didn’t have to use 4WD all that much. About 2-3 miles in you straddle a mountainside with a big drop off on the passenger side. The road at that point was shaded and had a lot of mud…I dropped it into 4WD and just kind of slid through VERY slowly being mindful it was a long way down off to the right. Moderately hairy…At the creek crossing at about 7.5 miles, I had no problem getting through either…creek bottom was fairly solid. I saw no one else on the road the entire trip…Was heaven…

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Steven Richard Black says

I drove the entire 34 miles of Rim Rocker this past weekend Saturday 3/7/2020 with no problems. I've a stock 2003 Toyota 4Runner and didn't have to use 4WD all that much. About 2-3 miles in you straddle a mountainside with a big drop off on the passenger side. The road at that point was shaded and had a lot of mud...I dropped it into 4WD and just kind of slid through VERY slowly being mindful it was a long ways down off to the right. :-) Moderately hairy...At the creek crossing at about 7.5 miles I had no problem getting through either...creek bottom was fairly solid. I saw no one else on the road the entire trip...Was heaven... Steve Black Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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