Off Road Trail Spotlight: Arrowhead Canyon – St. George, Utah (Sand Mountain)

Being the premier auto shop in Moab means that we spend a lot of time gushing about the most popular trails and off-roading experiences in this corner of Southern Utah. However, if you’re looking for an exciting off-roading adventure, you don’t have to confine yourself to Moab. St. George also has some fantastic off-roading spots including Sand Hollow National Park as well as Sand Mountain.

That’s why we decided to highlight one of the roughest, toughest trails in St. George – Arrowhead Canyon.

Arrowhead Canyon Trail Overview

First things first, it doesn’t matter how many upgrades and modifications your rig has, it just won’t be able to take on this trail. Arrowhead Canyon is buggy territory that’s rated 10. The rating is well earned as you’ll find yourself and your buggy climbing to the top of some deep slots with your tires spanning both walls of the canyon. You need to be careful though as one mistake or slip can leave you tightly wedged with your buggy’s tires on one side and the cage on the other.

To conquer this trail, you’ll need a buggy with tires that are at least 37 inches tall and equipped with both front and rear lockers. A winch is also a good idea as you never know when you or your friends might get stuck.

To get the most fun out of the Arrowhead Canyon trail, you need to get close to the bottom of the canyon. The trail doesn’t allow you to get to the bottom but it goes just over the bottom, so you’ll essentially be climbing over the canyon’s sidewalls.

Arrowhead Canyon Trail Scenery and Surface

Sand Mountain is arguably one of the most scenic places to go off-roading. It gives you a complete 360-degree view of the Sand Hollow, Warner Valley, Zion National Park, the Hurricane Cliffs, the Pine Valley Mountains, and downtown St. George. Sand Mountain itself provides lots of OHV riding opportunities in the dunes before making your way to Arrowhead Canyon. Alternatively, you can play in the dunes after tackling the trail. The choice is yours.

The trail surface mostly consists of huge ledges interspersed with sandy sections. You’ll also be doing most of the driving on slickrock going through some slot canyons and waterfalls.

Obstacles and other Arrowhead Canyon Trail Details

Being a trail designated for buggies, you can expect plenty of obstacles. The entire trail promises to give you quite a challenge from start to finish as you navigate through deep, steep slot canyons with plenty of off-camber sections to hold your attention. Overall it is challenging and demanding but you’ll have lots of fun finding your way through the tail.

If you’re looking for an off-roading adventure, stop by our auto shop in Moab and we’ll be happy to provide trail maps and other resources on the area. Alternatively, you can sign up for our trail riding events and join us on some excursions.

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