Copper Ridge

 

The Copper Ridge Trail is located about 6 miles Northwest of Moab and follows along the East side of US 191. To get to the trailhead from Moab, take US 191 North. Approximately 3.5 miles after crossing the Colorado River, take the dirt road turnoff to the right. Ranging in elevation from 4,300 to 5,300 feet, the trail traverses a variety of dirt roads, sandy riverbeds, and slick rock. It’s a very easy trail, with a scenic overlook into a canyon, a challenging hill climb (at waypoint CR10), and an old abandoned copper mine towards the end (at waypoint CR22). The trail is nearly 30 miles long, but only takes 5 – 6 hours or so to complete.

Difficulty Rating:  One (1) Easy
(based on my personal rating scale on the Trails Page)

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Here are a couple pictures from the Copper Ridge Trail.  
On the left, slickrock is common across a significant portion of this trail. 
Webejeepin over a crevice to show off our flexibility.
On the right is an old, abandoned copper mine at the end of the trail.  

                       
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Waypoint:

To:

Distance

Cumm. Dist.

Bearing

Lat

Long

CR01

       

N38° 37.089’

W109° 38.135’

 

CR02

1.99 mi

1.99 mi

322° (NW)

N38° 38.459’

W109° 39.490’

 

CR03

1.08 mi

3.07 mi

9° (N)

N38° 39.386’

W109° 39.306'

 

CR04

1.66 mi

4.73 mi

304°NW ()

N38° 40.189’

W109° 40.836'

 

CR05

1.55 mi

6.29 mi

83° (E)

N38° 40.354’

W109° 39.121'

 

CR06

1.05 mi

7.33 mi

355° (N)

N38° 41.260’

W109° 39.226'

 

CR07

1.15 mi

8.48 mi

300° (WNW)

N38° 41.754’

W109° 40.334'

 

CR08

1.16 mi

9.64 mi

31° (NNE)

N38° 42.620’

W109° 39.675'

 

CR09

1.51 mi

11.15 mi

327° (NNW)

N38° 43.711’

W109° 40.596'

 

CR10

1.26 mi

12.41 mi

41° (NE)

N38° 44.535’

W109° 39.672'

 

CR11

0.54 mi

12.94 mi

283° (WNW)

N38° 44.638’

W109° 40.253'

 

CR12

0.40 mi

13.35 mi

183° (S)

N38° 44.288’

W109° 40.279'

 

CR13

1.96 mi

15.31 mi

325° (NW)

N38° 45.689’

W109° 41.520'

 

CR14

0.80 mi

16.10 mi

17° (NNE)

N38° 46.348’

W109° 41.256'

 

CR15

0.87 mi

16.97 mi

237° (WSW)

N38° 45.936’

W109° 42.065'

 

CR16

1.44 mi

18.41 mi

322° (NW)

N38° 46.925’

W109° 43.044'

 

CR17

0.65 mi

19.06 mi

71° (ENE)

N38° 47.110’

W109° 42.356'

 

CR18

1.19 mi

20.26 mi

339° (NNW)

N38° 48.078’

W109° 42.832'

 

CR19

0.94 mi

21.19 mi

234° (SW)

N38° 47.605’

W109° 43.678'

 

CR20

2.74 mi

23.93 mi

313° (NW)

N38° 49.232’

W109° 45.899'

 

CR21

0.59 mi

24.52 mi

358° (N)

N38° 49.747’

W109° 45.925'

 

CR22

1.30 mi

25.83 mi

37° (NE)

N38° 50.653’

W109° 45.053'

 

CR23

1.32 mi

27.15 mi

216° (SW)

N38° 49.726’

W109° 45.925'

 

CR24

0.92 mi

28.07 mi

255° (WSW)

N38° 49.520’

W109° 46.915'

Notice: Off-highway travel is by its very nature potentially dangerous and could result in property damage, injury, or even death.  If you drive any of the trails on this web site, you acknowledge these risks and assume full responsibility.  You are the final judge as to whether a trail is safe to drive, whether your vehicle is capable of the journey, and whether your skills are up to the challenge.  The publisher of this web site disclaims any and all liability for property damage, bodily injury, or death that could occur to you or any of your passengers.  To the best of my knowledge, the information contained on this page was accurate as of the time I road this trail during the Spring of 2001.   However, things change over time.  And portions of this trail may no longer be legally accessible to motorized vehicles.  Therefore, please be good stewards of our sport--always stay on designated trails . . . and always, always remember to Tread Lightly!

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