We drove north on Hwy 128, 30 miles, to the Dewey Bridge, where it crosses the Colorado River then another 4.5 miles to a DOT gravel pit to park our rig. We had our trusty Charles Wells, Fun Treks book, and followed the map. We drove the opposite way in for 6 miles, so first sight came to two cabins at an old mining camp. They were built out of old railroad ties, large railroad spikes are still in the ties. We stopped at the first overlook, and was it a dandy. We had an aerial view of the plateau and valley.
Off to the south we could see two caves in the sandstone cliffs. So off we went and explored the wind caves and Cave Springs. There were four caves to explore. The first cave was 30ft tall, very cool toward the rear, cows have visited this area in the past. Around the corner was the larger one, with two openings, the larger one was 60ft high, filled with sand.
Right next door was a shorter one, but this one went back in with three separate rooms, the last one's entrance has a berm of sand and water dripping from the roof.
Then we headed back, taking a smaller trail, and it ended up 20 miles longer plus 2 hours longer than we would of liked. But we did see some interesting hills, canyons, and mountains. 40 miles traveled this day. We could of explored more arches on the Jeep trail, but we didn't get on the right path. Good Ride!!
LOCATION> NEAREST CITY=Moab, Ut. DIRECTIONS=North on Hwy 128
AREA > TYPE OF LAND=-desert, OWNER= BLM
QUALITY > Pro-nice scenery / Con-many trails not marked / Length of stay-one day / Rating-4 out of 5 stars
TERRAIN> MILES OF TRAILS, Rocky, sandy & dusty / trail & road riding/ dangerous drop off
TRAIL MAINTENCE-yes NEAR BY TRAILS- Top of the World, Pole Canyon Overlook, Delores River Overlook
REGULATIONS> Permit required- Utah state permit / Camping- BLM across the road from the staging /whip-no / helmets req.-no / width req.-no
KEY SERVICES> Camping- Dewey Bridge Rec Area / Gasoline / Diesel / First Aid / Water / Dump / Food=Moab, Ut
GPS Points>La Boca Arch 38*47.437N 109*25.061W