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Salt Wash Singletrack - loop via Sovereign Trail
The Salt Wash Singletrack is a 5.8-mile route located just north of Moab. It can be done out-and-back, or as a loop by combining the Sovereign Singletrack or two possible ATV routes. This trail is advanced technical due to ledges, sand, steep descents and grunt climbs. The ride below is 10.5 miles, advanced technical.
Loop ride, Sovereign and Salt Wash:
0.0   From trailhead, go E on Willow Springs road
        N 38 41.876' W 109 39.868', alt=4350
0.1   Fork L on DT
0.6   L on ST as DT crosses wash
        Northbound on Sovereign
        N 38 42.277' W 109 39.485'
1.1   Salt Wash ST crosses, follow blue dots
        N38 42.597 W109 39.431
1.8   Connector, keep R, N38 42.907 W109 39.511
2.5   Connector, keep R, N38 43.247 W109 39.440
3.4   L onto connector N38 43.695 W109 39.378
3.6   R on Salt Wash, N38 43.864 W109 39.590
4.0   Stiff climb onto mesa
4.3   Fork L, N38 43.864 W109 39.590
5.1   Trails join. 40 feet later, fork R
        N38 44.083 W109 39.351
        Steep switchbacks downhill!
5.3   Bottom, go L on edge of rock
        N38 44.203 W109 39.368
5.7   Hard L out of wash on DT
        N38 44.230 W109 39.769
5.8   Fork L to climb Sovereign
        N38 44.151 W109 39.819
6.3   Keep straight past Salt Wash DH
        N38 44.083 W109 39.351
        40 feet later, keep L on Sovereign
7.0   Fork L (stay on Sovereign)
        N38 43.736 W109 39.527
        In 0.1, begin steep DH plunge
7.3   Fork R on connector (you've been here)
        N38 43.695 W109 39.378
7.5   Fork L on Salt Wash southbound
        N38 43.631 W109 39.601
        Struggle over a couple of bluffs...
8.2   Connector, keep R, N38 43.228 W109 39.535
        Fun stuff here!
9.1   Connector, keep R, N38 42.873 W109 39.540
9.6   Pass bailout to ATV on R, N38 42.670 W109 39.517
9.8   Cross-over, stay on Salt Wash
        N38 42.597 W109 39.431
10.0 R on ATV track N38 42.491 W109 39.330
10.3 Pass Sovereign Fork
10.5 Back at parking

Getting there, Willow Springs Road Trailhead:  On US-191 north of Moab, about 10 miles after crossing the Colorado, 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.
Getting there, Dalton Wells Road Trailhead:
  On US-191 north of Moab, about 11 miles after crossing the Colorado, turn east on dirt Dalton Wells Road. As the cindered path turns R, go straight onto the dirt road. Reclose the gate at mile 0.2, and 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 top of the trail for the Dalton Loop. The L fork takes you further on Dalton Wells Road, where you can connect to the southern 6 miles of trail.
Copyright 2009 Mad Scientist Software Inc. Trail conditions change. Use this trail guide at your own risk.