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Book Cliffs, Sego Canyon

1 Review
Location Moab, UT
Rating Easy,
Length 44mi
Time 6hrs

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High-cliff views on way to Sego Ghost Town.

Enjoy panoramic views that include Arches National Park, Merrimac Butte and Castle Valley. Scenic lunch spot on optional side trip to Doug’s Point above Thompson Springs. Visit ghost town of and climb to high point at end of Sego Canyon. Picnic near Indian pictographs. ATVs and UTVs can stage just north of pavement at Waypoint 07 (see staging symbol on map). Stay on designated routes at all times and avoid Wilderness Study Area.


Trail Ratings Defined

Typically easy when dry, but can be impassable when wet. Side trip to Doug’s Point is narrow with tight brush and is rocky in spots.






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Best Time To Go


Hot in summer

Current Conditions

435-259-2100BLM Moab Field Office, 82 E. Dogwood

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Submitted by Mike Zaboski
We took this trail in May 2019. After stopping at the petroglyphs, cemetery, and Sego ghost town, we did a side trip up Thompson Canyon road. About a Mile and a half up the canyon, there are several miners shanties and a covered dome oven on the left. Cool to see the different styles of small structures. We then went out to Doug’s Point. Sad to see that the forest at BLM331 to the East side of the road to Doug’s Point has been completely clear cut, which made discerning the trail difficult in a few points. Other than that, this is a great trail, with everything ranging from forest trails to cliff views, to moonscapes. 👍


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Jeff Bouton, Fruita, Colorado says

I drive this trail during late fall and winter, because of the cooler temperatures, and the lack of tourists in the Moab area, and I think it's one of the best, most relaxing, easy, trails in the entire Moab region. I'm retired; so I drive it during week days, and I've never seen any other vehicles on this trail. The only vehicles which might experience some minor 'chassis scraping' in a very few areas, would be long wheelbase rigs. I've never even put my Jeep in four wheel drive on this trail: that's how easy it is. Great trail, on a very well maintained dirt road, with beautiful scenery.
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