These are just general write ups. For how the trail is being ran on the day you sign up be sure & check the forums in the trail section on the day you sign up for.
Gold Bar Rim is a cliff rim that stands about 1200 feet above Highway 191’s path in Moab Canyon. Because the rocks behind the cliff slope downward to the southwest, the rim has a 360 vista. Gold Bar Canyon drains away from the rim into the Colorado River. The trail climbs the cliff in stages, first angling up to Little Canyon, then working its way across Gold Bar Canyon to follow the slope of the Wingate Sandstone layer up to the rim.
Approximate mileages: 47 miles overall, 25 off pavement
Scenery: The Gold Bar Rim vistas take in almost all of the local country, including Moab and its valleys, the La Sal Mountains, the Book Cliffs, and parts of the Colorado River canyon.
Obstacles: Most of the miles are typical of Moab trails, sand punctuated by some surface rocks. There is quite a bit of slickrock near Gold Bar Rim, a little blow sand Little Canyon bottom.
Trail Rating: Blue