Robbers Roost

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Sand Trail

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50" Vehicle

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Hanksville is where we started and ended the ride. Hanksville has gas, groceries, restaurants, hotels and a BLM office if you have questions or would like maps of the area.
All OHVs are welcome.
Decently graded gravel roads. There are other roads in the area with less maintenance.
Most of the trails have carsonite trail markers
Closest medical facilities Sevier Valley Hospital, Richfield: (435) 893-4100
Utah Highway Patrol or other emergencies: Dial 9-1-1.
Fishlake National Forest Contact: (435) 896-9233.
Sevier County Sheriff: (435) 896-2660.
We highly recommend you purchase a Utah Search and Rescue Assistant Card (USARA), learn more:
Robbers Roost was the remote hide out of the famous outlaw Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch. You will soon understand why they chose this area to hide form the law. There are hundreds of canyons and buttes. A posse could be spotted miles away and ride ride past a group of men hiding. Imagine no maps, no gps and little to no food or water for you or your horse. Luckily today we don’t have those problems and we have reliable transportation so we can easily explore what once was an arduous and dangerous trek with little fear.

We started in Hanksville and returned to Hanksville. This is a great town with good dining and lodging and RV parks to make your trip easy.

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We need to head North on SR-24 about 3 miles until we see a right turn (East), just past the airport.

Most of the trail looks like this, smooth sailing.  
This is the parking area to access the now famous Little Blue John Canyon where Aaron Ralston was forced to amputate his own arm when he became trapped in the canyon. It is now an international destination.  
If you happen across these yellow buckets please to not disturb them.  These mean life or death to cattle that range here and are a very important component of their survival.  

This is the location famously known as “Robbers Roost” where many an outlaw hung his hat to hide from the law.

Not much is left but the whispers of history.


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