We weren't expecting much out of the set of Mill Creek Rim trails. They were short, and not very squiggly on the map. Still, it's hard to know what to expect in Moab so we were looking forward to doing a little exploration. We came off of the Porcupine 4x4 Trail and did the eastern leg of Mill Creek Rim first.
It was definitely an easy trail almost the entire time. There were one or two hills that would be difficult in a passenger car with AWD, but an SUV wouldn't have any issues. Still, it was a nice drive.
At the end, we were treated with a great overlook. You could see scenery you didn't really get from the trails north of Sand Flats Road, so it was a treat. It was also nice to be away from all of the people in the recreation area. We hung out there for a bit and then headed back out to the main road.
The western leg is a bit more difficult to spot going west on Sand Flats Road, but we found it. It headed straight south, and then it just ended. There wasn't much to see there but a big, weird rock formation. We didn't see that it had a name, but we guessed that was the purpose of the little trail. Strange!
When we got back to Sand Flats Road, we talked about plans for the rest of the day. We decided to do the southern half of Fins & Things, which was a blast. We were going to do the other half, but it was the last day of the trip and everyone was dirty and worn out. Mike C. and Julie went to do a bit of the northern side of Fins & Things while the rest of the group headed back to town. It was a fantastic trip, and we found new trails near Moab. Crazy! 2015 was an amazing year.