San Rafael Bridge Campground, San Rafael Swell, Book Cliffs And San Rafael Swell, Book Cliffs Recreation Area, Temple Mountain Trail Area, Five Miles of Hell, Dick Brass Trail System, 5MOH, Moab, Emery County
Last Known Status
This area consists of two separate trail systems. The southern area known as Temple Mountain is well suited for ATV riders and consists mostly of sandy washes and scenic jeep trails of low to moderate difficulty.
The Five Miles of Hell trail to the north is actually 9.6 miles long and open only to dirt bikes and mountain bikes. This epic trail features narrow canyons, sharp rock climbs, off camber rock face turns, and pockets of fine sand so it is recommended for experienced riders only. There are three 'bailout' trails as well but routes are often marked only by a dash of white paint on the rocks so it's easy to lose the trail temporarily. Carry some water, snacks, first aid, spare levers and basic tools because this trail is no joke.
Both of these trail systems are very scenic and remote but there are no services at the campgrounds. Nearby Goblin Valley State Park has developed campgrounds and potable water and there are a host of other attractive tourism activities available in the immediate area including river rafting, fishing, golfing and historic sight seeing.
From: Moab, UT
1) Take US-191 north about 50 miles
2) Take exit for I-70 west, continue 82 miles to exit 149
3) Turn left (south) off the exit ramp onto SR-24, continue 24 miles
4) Turn right (west) on Temple Mountain Road, continue 5.7 miles
5) Campground entrance is on the left (south).
Note: The above directions are for South Temple Wash Campground. The below directions are for Five Miles of Hell Staging Area.
6) Take US-191 north about 50 miles
7) Take exit for I-70 west, continue 82 miles to exit 131
8) Turn left (south) off the exit ramp onto Temple Mountain Road, proceed under freeway
9) Veer right (west) to stay on Temple Mountain Road, continue 6.6 miles
10) Staging area is on the left (east).
TYPE OF AREA
Miles Of Trail
5500 to 6500 ft.
Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
trails are marked with white paint dashes painted on rocks
(hazards assumed marked but use caution) Beware of cliffs. sharp rocks and big consequences on the expert trails