We are 24 mi north of Monticello or 32 mi south of Moab off of county road 114, also called Steens road, go 1.5 miles on a tar road to the large staging /camping area. There is a map on a kiosk with points of interest. We downloaded a map -WWWSPEAR4ALL.COM-hook and ladder OHV trails and Charles Wells book for the trails. The trails are a mix of sand, slick rock, rocky steps, you will see pasture in the bottom of the valley, huge sandstone bluffs, scrub forest riding There are some slick rock riding, with white stripes showing the way.
We headed north on well marked trail #1, but turned west at 1.8 miles on a new trail around a sandstone mountain. The canyons are amazing. Pictures don’t do it justice!
LOCATION> NEAREST CITY= 24 miles south to Monticello, 32 mi north to Moab, UT DIRECTIONS=Turn east on county road 114 or Steens road.
AREA > TYPE OF LAND=-desert, forest, bluff tops OWNER= BLM
QUALITY > Pro camping and good sights / Con 0/ Length of stay1-3 days / Rating-4 stars TERRAIN> MILES OF TRAILS-130- hills / dunes/ rock steps / dust /elevation TRAIL MAINTENCE-Yes NEAR BY TRAILS-to the south
REGULATIONS> Permit required-UT permit/ Camping-at stage area /whip-no / helmets req.-no / width req.-no
FEE> Camping / Entry-no KEY SERVICES> Camping with hook ups / Gasoline / Diesel / First Aid / Water / Dump / Food=
Monticello 24 mi south or Moab 32 mi north.
SIDE TRIPS>Canyonlands National Park-South end, Newspaper Rock, Needles overlook, Looking Glass Rock