Submitted by members of the Back Country Horsemen of Utah
Disclaimer: The following trail description was kindly submitted by BCHU horsemen. 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.
Name of the Trailhead: Bloody Hands Gap
Direction to trail entrance from parking area: East
Elevation at trailhead: 5280
Trailhead Latitude and Longitude: N 38° 11' 13.063", W 111° 5' 35.732"
Property of: BLM (435) 896-1500
Camping and use restrictions at the trailhead and along the route: Almost no restrictions, use weed free hay, clean up manure and dropped hay. Primitive camping only.
BCHU Chapter: San Rafael Utah Back Country Horsemen
To complete this route, horses need to be: Moderately Fit
Directions to the Trailhead from: Turn south on
Parking instructions: Park along the dirt road or along the stream area about a quarter mile from Notom Road
TRAIL-ROUTE DIRECTIONS AND DESCRIPTION:
Follow the jeep road east or cut across the open desert. The trail starts out in the river bottoms in cottonwoods and willows and on out to the desert country.
Type of route: Out and Back
Length of entire route: approximately 8.5 mi
Estimated ride duration: 3 hours
Attractions: scenery, conditioning, desert, go prepared for anything and everything.
Months of accessibility: all year
- cool to cold
Spring - cool to warm
Fall - warm to cool
Description of the Route:
General - Jeep trail
Predominant Surface- Dirt
Other surfaces - Slick rock, loose rock, sand
Hazards that can be found on this route:
Deep or wide water crossing, flash floods, slick rock
Obstacles: None noted
Features - water for stock (bring drinking water), grazing,
Current Level of use by:
High = greater than 7 groups; Low = less than 3
Area Tack and Equipment Dealers:
JS Saddlery & tack 75 E. Main
BLM Office -
***Additional notes: .
Maps: USGS Notom
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 !!!