Recapture Rim

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Loop Trail

No width limit

Dirt Trail

Sand Trail

Single Track

50" Vehicle

S x S

Full Size

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With Blanding as a base camp, there are: 6 motels, a handful of Airbnb stops, 2 RV parks, a campground, 8 dining options, 2 Grocery stores and 4 Gas Stations. Additional amenities can found down the road 26 miles in Bluff.
This trail is open to all types of off road vehicles. They should all be high clearance to get over the rocky section of road with a respectable drop off.
Some Sand, slick rock and compacted desert dirt.
While there are not many route marker signs there are few options along the route to get very lost. There are interpretive signs at Navajo Springs and at the River House Ruins.
Closest Medical Facilities Blue Mountain Hospital (435) 678-3993
Utah Highway Patrol Dial 9-1-1
San Juan County Sheriff: (435) 587-2237
Recapture Rim is that perfect ride to take early in the morning or later in the day when you have other things to do. It is a loop that originates from downtown Blanding and loops out to the rim of Recapture Canyon follows the rim for a couple of miles then swings back around into town. This is a route that requires Street Legal Machines as you cross a fair bit of paved road later in the trip. Starting on the North end of town just across from the Visitor Center. You start on dirt headed East on Trail #1 Follow that until the rout splits, then keep right. Follow the rim of the canyon until you get to Brown’s Canyon road, then turn right. Right again on Perkins Road. Follow Perkins to Main Street then north to Pioneer Park.

The Trailhead is right in Blanding.

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