Vernon – Cherry Creek

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Easy

Out & Back

No width limit

Dirt Trail

gravel roads

Single Track

50" Vehicle

S x S

Full Size

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None, but Vernon has the basics.
All sizes. No width limits. ATV’s, MC’s, UTV’s, 4x4s.
The trails follow well-maintained gravel roads so you can expect smooth.
Most Trails have adequate signage.
Maps: Available in Tooele at Steadman’s Recreation.
The closest medical help is Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi 31 miles south and east on Jericho-Callao Rd across HHY 6 to Rd 132. Dial 911 for Emergencies. 48 W 1500 N, Nephi, UT 84648 (435) 623-3000.
Juab County Sheriff Department Dial 911 or (435) 623-1349.
Tooele County Sheriff Department Dial 911 or (435) 882-5600
Utah Highway Patrol (435) 623-1018
BLM Office at Little Sahara Recreation area (435) 433-5960
The Prospector trail system is located in Tooele County Utah and covers approximately 700 miles. For that reason, we picked one section to ride for the day. We chose to start at the OHV parking area and Prospector Trail Kiosk located on HWY 36 just on the south end of the town of Vernon at the Intersection of HWY 36 and Benmore Rd. We headed south past Vernon Reservoir and ended at another Prospector Trail system Kiosk in the Cherry Creek area within view of the Little Sahara Sand Dunes. It will take you all day to explore this area and it is well worth the trip. We covered over 65 miles. The trails follow well-maintained gravel roads so you can expect smooth, easy sailing for the entire trip.
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There are no facilities here, just a large flat parking lot and a Kiosk with some trail information. Larger rigs will have plenty of room to unload and turn around here.
Staying to the left we will head toward Vernon Reservoir.
Vernon Reservoir has some nice camping and fishing. There is also a vault Toilet here.
It won’t take you long to move up in elevation and the scrub brush turns to Pinion Pine trees and Juniper.
Here we are on the backside of Vernon Reservoir. Note the beach access in the fencing.
The majority of this trail is a good gravel road without technical challenges.
The trail splits here, hang left.
You can explore the trail to the right if you like.
When we encountered this gate we turned around.
This intersection appears on the Prospector Trails Map as a 3 way. As you can see it is a four-way intersection. Hopefully, that is fixed soon. Hang to the left and head towards Jericho-Callao Road.
There seems to be an unlimited number of trails leading off into the trees in this area.
When we encountered this Kiosk it seems like a good place to turn around and do a bit of exploring as we head back. From this location on the Jericho-Callao Rd it is just a short hop down to the north end of the Little Sahara Sand Dunes less than 1.5 miles dues south as the Crow flies.
Exploring further South and West, you are in clear sight of the Sand dunes now.
Such a great place to enjoy the wide open west. As you can see we only scratched the surface of the many many trails in this area. We’ll be back soon.
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