Blue Hill
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 that hill.

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:


Description of the Route:


Specific hazards that can be found on this route. Slippery rock areas

Features - grazing

Current Level of use by:

Area Tack and Equipment Dealers:


Hospital: Moab
Police/Fire/Ambulance: Moab
BLM Office - (435) 259-6111

Road Conditions: Good all year.

***Additional notes: 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 least crowded. 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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