Klondike Bluffs Road Trailhead: (For
starting Sovereign from the north end.) On US-191 15 miles north of Moab, turn east
into the roadside parking where the gravel Klondike Bluffs Road begins.
Begin the ride by pedaling one mile north on Klondike Bluffs Road, then
turn right on doubletrack for 0.2 miles. Then fork right onto the
singletrack Sovereign Trail.
Dalton Wells Upper Trailhead: (For
connection to Upper Sovereign / Cedar Mountain, or to go southbound on
Salt Wash or Sovereign.) On US-191
north of Moab, turn east on dirt Dalton Wells Road. As the cindered path
turns R, go straight onto the dirt road. If the gate at mile 0.2 is
closed, pass through and shut it. Cross the broad sandy wash. At mile 1.7, park at the fork in the road N 38°
43.584' W 109° 40.783'. The R fork takes you to the various upper
Sovereign riding options. The L fork takes you further on ATV track into
the valley where you can connect to the southern 6 miles of trail.
Brushy Basin at Dalton Wells Road: (For
Upper Sovereign.) On US-191
north of Moab, turn east on dirt Dalton Wells Road. Keep straight to the
trees and park just off the dirt road. Start riding the same direction you
were driving. Cross the sandy wash. At mile 0.3, fork L on DT. The DT
becomes ST just uphill from the stock pond.
Willow Springs Road Trailhead: (For
starting Sovereign or Salt Wash from the south end.) On US-191 north of Moab, turn east on dirt Willow Springs Road. Keep L at
fork at mile 1.3. At mile 2.0, park in the rock-outlined area on your left N 38° 41.876' W 109° 39.868', just before a
natural gas pump building on the R. Start the ride by continuing down
Willow Springs Rd.
Western Trailhead: Willow Springs Road forks east off Highway 191 18 miles
south of I-70 and about 10 miles north of Moab (1.8 miles north of the
junction with Highway 313 (to Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point). Turn onto
Willow Springs Road. Keep straight as spurs go to camping areas. At mile
1.4, turn left to cross Courthouse Wash (may not be passable in wet
weather). At mile 2.0 pass the Sovereign Trail parking area, a flat area
outlined in rocks on the left (north) side of the road N 38°
41.876' W 109° 39.868', with a natural gas pump building on the
right. At mile 2.7, turn left off Willow Springs Road onto a small
doubletrack. 100 feet later, park and begin your ride. The trail on the
left takes you clockwise and immediately to the slickrock.
Eastern TH: Keep going on Willow Springs Road past the west trailhead. At
mile 3.0 from US 191, turn left on doubletrack. Drive 0.2 miles to a small
area of slickrock. The trail to the left goes toward the western
trailhead. Right climbs up for a counterclockwise loop.