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.
Name of the Trailhead: Blue Hill
Direction to trail entrance from parking area: North
Elevation at trailhead: 5500 ft
Trailhead Longitude and Latitude: 37oN, 54oW
Property of: BLM (435) 259-6111
Camping and use restrictions at the trailhead and along the route: weed free hay,
camp only at established sites, clean up manure and dropped hay
BCHU Chapter: South Eastern Utah Back Country Horsemen
Difficulty: Intermediate - rocky drainages require a cool-headed horse
To complete this route, Horses need to be: Moderately Fit
Directions to the Trailhead from: Moab Map
Take Hwy 191 South about 8 miles to first hill with passing lane. Turn right at the top of
Parking instructions: Parking area is located immediately after the cattleguard.
TRAIL-ROUTE DIRECTIONS AND DESCRIPTION:diagram |USGS Derived Map
From the parking area, go north along the road to the first well traveled dirt road to
the right. Ride north to the red rock domes. Veer left, ride down a big sand hill. Stay
on the road through a couple of rocky drainages. At the 4-way intersection, ride left.
Ride south and down to the main road and ride east to return to your vehicle.
Type of route: loop
Length of entire route: approximately 7 mi
Estimated ride duration: 3 « hours
Attractions: Scenic views
Months of accessibility: All year
Normal ranges of ambient comfort during the recommended months of use:
Winter - chilly to cold
Spring - warm to cool
Summer - hot
Fall - warm to cool
Description of the Route:
General - jeep trail
Predominant Surface - sand
Other surfaces - slick rock
Specific hazards that can be found on this route.
Slippery rock areas
Features - grazing
Current Level of use by:
Bicyclists: can be high at times
*** Be especially careful of jeeps and motorcycles on the
last section of road back to parking area.
High = greater than 7 groups; Low = less than 3
Area Tack and Equipment Dealers:
1. Moab Outdoors, 702 S Main, (435) 259-5731
2. Spanish Valley Feed Store, 2728 S Hwy 191, (435) 259 6315
3. Farm City, 1195 S Hwy 191, (435) 259-0169
BLM Office - (435) 259-6111
Road Conditions: Good all year.
The parking area can be very muddy after a big rain storm or after snowfall.
Lightning storm and flash floods are rare but very serious. Do not ride during a storm.
During Long weekends, this area sees a lot of motorized use. However only the main
road (last part of the route) receives heavy traffic. Pay special attention. Weekdays are
Be sure not to ride here on the weekend when bicycle enthusiasts are running "24 hours
of Moab" race. Simply too much traffic to handle.
Other map USGS Kane Springs 7.5 min quad
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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