USGS Derived Map
Submitted by members of theBack Country Horsemen of Utah
Disclaimer: The following trail description was kindly submitted by horsemen in the Moab area.
Use this information at your own risk. As with all horse related activities,
trail riding is a sport with a considerable amount of inherent danger and risk.
No guarantee is either stated or implied that you will find any of the information listed below to be accurate.
Mountain Ridge Chapter, BCHU
This trail is Property of: Uinta National Forest managed by the National Forest Service
Name of the trailhead – Battle Creek
Directions from Pleasant Grove – From State Street, go east on 200 S about 3
miles. The trailhead is near the end of the road. Parking is usually plentiful (room
for 6 rigs with turnaround)
Weed Free hay required 24hr prior and during visit
No Camping at trailhead is offered to horse users
General description of the trail -
This is primarily a direct and return route and is approximately 5 miles in length.
Completion of this route will take about 3 hours at a moderate pace.
Trail is considered to be difficult and require a horse/rider combination with considerable
experience and horses that are moderately fit.
Hazards include (ascending and descending):
2 miles with Very Steep Grades and steep drop-offs beside the trail and with
predominantly loose rock as the surface
Temperatures can be hot on the entire route during mid summer months
Dirt, Gravel and Loose rock
3 water crossings
Some good reasons to ride this trail include:
Great for spring or fall conditioning when temperatures are moderate
Relatively low insect problems
Low level of use by other types of trail users
Available grazing and water for stock
Dispersed camping is allowed
Great Western Trail access
Cell phones may be used in regions along this route
Remember always to use your best judgement.
Always take a moment to consider the suitability the weather,
trail conditions, your horsemanship skills, the skill of those in your party, and perhaps most important...the physical and mental condition of your horses before each trip.
Safe Trails !!!
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