Fins & Things Trail – Utah
Fins and Things , amongst other trails in Moab, Utah like Hells Revenge, is one of the more popular 4×4 trails that bring jeepers and other 4×4 enthusiast from around the country to Moab. Finns and Things is a well trafficked one way trail that is rated moderate to difficult. The trail is about 9.4 miles long and take 4-5 hours to complete depending on your off-roading skill level and your jeeps capability.
This trail is a great “ice breaker” to get you ready for other trails in Moab like hells revenge, and 7 mile rim!
Getting to the trail
Finns and things trail is located 15 minutes just outside of the town of Moab in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. There is a small fee to get to the trails, you can get a 1 day pass for $5 or a 7 day pass for $10. This pass is good for the whole day/week meaning you can leave and come back as much as you want!
If you have the All Trails app or the Jeep Badge of Honor app, you can get directions right to the trailhead from the apps.
Check out my youtube video of Fins and Things below!
What to know before you go
Before you start the Finns and Things trail, its a smart idea to air down to at least 20-25psi. (Depending on your tire size the psi may vary) I’m running 40 inch tires on my Jeep with Bead-locks and I aired down to 25 just so I had some more traction on the slippery rocks.
Another Thing you should bring with you, is a tire gauge. Most of the new jeeps have it built in to the dash , but for those of you with older rigs, it’s safe to bring a gauge to make sure you’re aired down and up to the right PSI.
This is what the terrain looks like most of the trail!
That being said, make sure you or someone you’re with brings an air compressor with them so you can air back up after the trail! There is a few pull offs along the way out you can do so at. If you or someone you’re with doesn’t have an air compressor, there are a few gas stations in the town of Moab that have free air you can fill your tires up with. It is only about a five minute drive to the closest gas station.
If you collect badges from jeep, Good news! If you complete the Finns and Things trail you can get the badge of honor from the app. These badges allow you to Show off what trails your rig has completed.
High Clearance Recommended
The trail recommends jeeps or vehicles with high clearance instead of stock, mainly because some of the obstacles would be pretty sketchy in a stock vehicle. You would risk slamming your axel on a rock, popping a fender off, slamming your hitch etc.
You can do still do the trail if you are in a stock jeep, but you just need to take your time and be extra careful on some of the harder obstacles.
My Jeep Gladiator on 4.5 Inch lift with 40 inch tires!
The trail begins by driving on slick rock for about .5 mile then comes to your first obstacle which is a steep hill that is a hitch scratched if you don’t take the right path, we were smart and saw all the other scratches on the rocks from hitches so we took the path to the right and were just fine! A stock rubicon in front of us bottomed out on this one so if you’re driving a stock rig….take your time lol
The rest of the trail is good mix of climbing over rocks, going up and down steep slick rock hills. There are a few alternative routes that are easily marked. That being said, if you’re worried or a an obstacle looks to difficult, you can take the easy way out!
Best Time to Go
The Fins and Things trail can be used year round , weather depending. March – November is the best time to visit Moab in general since those tend to be the hotter months in Utah. We went in late September into early October and the weather was perfect! I think we only got rain 1 time the whole week we were there!
The trail is very well marked , besides all the black tire marks all over the rocks lol, there is white arrows every couple feet, and lines that direct you around sharp turns and hard obstacles. You definitely won’t get lost on this trail!
There are mountain bike trails that cut through Finns and Things so be aware of your surroundings, the trails cross paths a few times.
Get Your Trail Map here.
If you want to make a full day of off-roading. There are plenty of other trails nearby Fins and Things for you to do! Hells Revenge which is right in the Sand Flats Recreation Area so if you paid for the day pass, you might as well get your money out of it and hit up hells revenge while you’re there! For more info on Hells Revenge check out our Youtube Video and our blog on Hells Revenge! (Coming soon)
No Jeep? No problem!
If you are traveling to Moab and don’t have a jeep or other off-roading vehicle. There are so many places in town for you to rent from. They offer Jeeps, ATV’s , and side by sides. Most of the rental companies also offer a guided tour where you drive the jeep or side by side, and you follow them on all the trails. This is really good option for those of you who aren’t very experienced with off-roading or those of you who just have never done it before in general!