Bull Creek Pass Scenic Byway

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Loop Trail

No width limit

Dirt Trail

Sand Trail

Single Track

50" Vehicle

S x S

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The trail head parking area we used is located south of Hanksville UT. There are no facilities outside of a few signs at the trailhead. This is a large parking area capable of handling the largest rigs. If you plan to camp here, no problem but, you may need to a little work to get your RV leveled. The exit from the highway is steep but well maintained and you should have no problem even when pulling a large trailer.
Any machine will do fine on this trail (maybe not your soccer mom van). It is a well maintained dirt road with room to easily pass other vehicles.
Hard packed, reasonably well graded dirt road. You will be in the low treeless desert but very soon you climb in elevation through pinion trees and juniper in to pines and quaking aspen until eventually you will be above the tree line for a short time.
There is a trail Kiosk at the parking area and carsonite signs along the route.
Closest medical facilities Richfield (111 miles), Price (114 miles), Moab (108 miles).
Utah Highway Patrol: Dial 9-1-1.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICES: General Information: 928.608.6200 Bullfrog Ranger Station: (435) 684.7400 Emergency: (928) 608-6300 Emergency: (800) 582-4351.
Garfield Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue • (435) 676-2678.
Emergencies: Wayne County Sheriff • (435) 836-1308.

We highly recommend you purchase a Utah Search and Rescue Assistant Card (USARA), learn more: utah.gov/rescue.
This is a very unique and rather unexpected ride in this remote part of Utah. This route follows a “Scenic Biway” west towards Bull creek pass looping around to the South west side of South Summit Ridge and putting you in short hiking distance of the highest point in the Henry Mountains. You begin in a treeless, almost zero plant life, desert like, environment and quickly find yourself surrounded by Juniper and Pinion trees that almost as quickly are replaced by tall pines and quaking aspen which soon disappear as you crest above the tree line. Keep an eye out an you are likely to spot mule deer. The trail eventually drops back down into the desert floor and you find yourself on Highway 95 a few miles south of your starting point

If you park at the ‘Little Egypt’ parking area, approximately 25 miles south of Hanksville on the west side of highway 95 you can checkout the Little Egypt rock formations that are reminiscent of those you might find at Goblin valley to the north, before beginning your ride.

More info on Little Egypt

More info on South Summit Ridge


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