As we had some time left on our way back from Rock Canyon Point, we headed down onto the Rainbow Rocks (Rainbow Terrace) trail. Coming from Dubinky Well Road the trail goes to the right from Spring Canyon Point Road after passing Tombstone Butte (“The Needles”)and leads to a terrace after crossing a wash, which follows the Rainbow Rocks below the Rainbow Rims region towards Levi Well Road. This spur trail is also part of the Crystal Geysir trail, which is driven sometimes during Easter Jeep Safari.

We came back from Rock Canyon Point on Spring Canyon Point Road and turned to the left at 12S 59399X 428232X (UTM/NAD27). We were following an easy trail along the Rainbow Rocks:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

At the beginning, the trail was sandy, but soon it got more rocky:.

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

The spur is pretty good visible and sometimes also marked by white dash lines.

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Here a view backward:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Then it got again a little bit more rocky:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

There are also some small ledges:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

And soon we are reaching the wash:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

On the opposite side we are going about to drive out of the wash again to reach Rainbow Terrace:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

At the end of the wash crossing a small ledge:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Here a view back, from where we came:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Then we were continuing on the terrace:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Here a picture of the vicinity….

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

….then we moved forward between those rocks:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

In the background one can see the Book Cliffs and Ten Mile Canyon is also not far away:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Here again a view up to the Rainbow Rim…

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

…before we soon come closer to Motorcycle Hill:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

After a short time we have to leave the “Rainbow Terrace”. On a sandy trail, which sometimes had some slickrock patches, we went forward to reach Levi Well/Blue Hills Road.

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

We reached then a cross route at (12S 59175X 428922X), where the left spur goes down to ‘Dripping Spring’ and the right one towards Blue Hills Road. We turned to the right and cruised through the Blue Hills:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

After some time we saw the La Sal´s in the background and US191 was not far away:

Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT

Most of the shown picture include the gps positions, where they were taken, in the exif data.

The trail was moderate at tthe time, we drove it. The most difficult part was the climb out of the wash, which was not really challenging.

For a better orientation, one can downlload a gpx file of this trip:

Tracklog: Rainbow Rocks Trail, Moab, UT (149 downloads)

And here is an overview of the area, we visited: