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Fins and Things


Fins and Things Jeep Trail

 BLM Issues Decision on Fins and Things Jeep Route

Summary: The Fins and Things Route is located in the Sand Flats Recreation Area, and a fee is required to access the route. Fins and Things provides spectacular views of the LaSal Mountains across the sandstone domes of Sand Flats. Although it is only 10 miles long, drivers should allow three to four hours to complete the steep climbs and even steeper descents. 

Fins and Things Jeep Trail

From the middle of Moab, go four blocks east to 400 East Street. Go south to Millcreek Drive and turn left. Go straight at the stop sign near the cemetery and follow Sand Flats Road 1.7 miles to the entrance booth of the Sand Flats Recreation Area. Stay on the Sand Flats Road for 2 more miles, and turn right into Campsite Cluster E. The trail starts to the right of campsite #6.

The Fins and Things Route is one way (direction shown on map to the left). In addition, use of the portion south of the Sand Flats Road is restricted to daytime use only. "Daytime" is defined as from one half hour after sunrise to one half hour before sunset.

The trail is marked with painted dinosaur (stegosaur) symbols or stripes. Drivers and riders should follow the marked route, which traverses the slickrock domes south of the Sand Flats Road before crossing this road to follow fins and domes on the north side of the Sand Flats Road.

Fins and Things is almost entirely on slickrock or very sandy dirt. Some of the climbs are aggravated by a loose sand approach, and there is some deep, loose sand. Please remember to stay on the marked route and follow the one way signs as vehicles are allowed only on designated routes within the Sand Flats Recreation Area. Remember, indiscriminate vehicle tracks represent the theft of beauty which you came here to see. Additional information can be found on the Sand Flats Recreation Area website.