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Address: Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Sandstone cliffs and natural arches make up the sides of this trail.

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Aptly Named

In an area with many rock formations, this is one more- very aptly named. We just did a ride by on the motorcycle and stopped to take some pictures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Becky H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

In an area with many rock formations, this is one more- very aptly named. We just did a ride by on the motorcycle and stopped to take some pictures.

Thank Becky H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Mountain bikers: After you exit 191, 16 miles North of Moab, on Mill Canyon Road, you will go in 1/4 a mile and there will be a wash which on 12/4/14 was full of sand and got me stuck. It cost $195 to get winched out and AAA would not pay because it was off the pavement. Don't proceed on... More 

Thank MarkaChristian
Fort Worth, Texas
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We just did this trail a few days ago. It seems some heavy rains had been through recently and washed out a lot of the trail and we had to walk our bicycles about 1 mile through thick sands and eroded trail. Once on the slickrock the trail was well marked but there were many before we got to the... More 

2 Thank jules_travel55857
Salt Lake, Utah
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284 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have done this trail several times. This time we had a jeep and 4 ATV and we had a terrific day. Make sure you bring plenty of water and sunscreen because you are out in the open the whole time except when you go to Tusher Tunnel. The good part of this is that any skill level from novice... More 

Thank beachbird123
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

These buttes look just like the two Civil War ships facing each other down. We stopped on the way to Dead Horse Canyon and took a short hike in the visitor area. They are huge and an quick, easy stop beside the road. You can hike down to the buttes--we just wanted a quick view before spending the afternoon at... More 

Thank Alberta S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We bought one ATV and rented another from Highpoint. They recommended M&M Trail. It had lots of variety and hardly anyone on the trail, which we really liked. We first stopped to see some dinosaur bones in the rock, then stopped at Tusher Tunnel for a walk through and then Determination Towers before heading back. Total trip time was about... More 

Thank Cindy M
Flathead Valley, MT
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This trail is relatively easy and has some great but easy slickrock riding. I saw a few young families out riding. Enjoyed the views and the setting. When we were there it was peaceful with not too many people out and about. As far as the trail goes for riding nothing is particularly technical however there are some sand traps... More 

Thank saydamarie
Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Monitor and Merrimac Trail was almost deserted during our spring break vacation. The hardest part about it was having to get off our bikes and walk in places where the sand was too deep. Beautiful views of the vistas and LaSal Mountains.

1 Thank Beverly c
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Riding with Allen P from Solfun mountain biking tours was outrageously exciting while being safe and instructional--the best!

Thank Charles M
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

This was the first stop of our visit in Canyonlands. We only ventured a few feet onto the trail and the views were great.

Thank pat c

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