Summary: The 3 rated Dome Plateau trail explores the large highland area east of Arches National Park and North of the Colorado River.
Location: The trail head is near the Dewey Bridge crossing of the Colorado River around 30 miles northeast of Moab on Highway 128. Cross Dewey Bridge and immediately turn left on gravel road at mile marker 30.
Scenery: There’s lots to see on this trail, arches near and far, a Colorado River overlook, natural wind formed caves, and an old mining camp with cabins. There’s also an interesting abandoned cave home along Highway 128 on the return trip.
The Trail: The trail is mostly dirt with many confusing side roads. Do not try to navigate this trail alone as it is in a remote and desolate area. If you can manage a few rocky ledges in the first mile you should do fine. The “Again and Again Hill” may require strapping for some vehicles.