Seven Mile Rim Tour – $295 per vehicle
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 above 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 parallel Highway 313. Along the way, Uranium Arch is visited before the trail joins the Merrimac Butte and Monitor Butte trail system. After a visit to the optional Wipe Out Hill section the trail continues passes along to the Determination 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 geological fracture that left the trademark rocks of Canyonlands standing higher than the surrounding colorful Morrison formation. Entrada Sandstone cliffs are constantly in view. The rim views 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 scenic. Uranium Arch can be walked across. The south side of Merrimac Butte has exciting side hill slickrock driving and is near Wipe Out Hill. The last part of the trail runs the reverse direction in the Tusher Canyon system.
Each vehicle can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. If you have a larger group call us in advance to arrange a third row seat ($25 per person).