Ken's Lake
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: Ken's Lake

Direction to trail entrance from parking area: North

Elevation at trailhead: 5000 ft

Trailhead Longitude and Latitude: 25oN, 60oW

Property of: BLM (435) 259-6111, State Trust Lands (SITLA)

Camping and use restrictions at the trailhead and along the route: Almost no restrictions, use weed free hay, clean up manure and dropped hay in established campsites

BCHU Chapter: South Eastern Utah Back Country Horsemen

Difficulty: Easy

To complete this route, horses need to be: Minimally Fit

Directions to the Trailhead from: Moab map
Take Spanish Valley Drive south about 5 miles from the Old Spanish Trail Arena (rear entrance). Turn left on San Juan County Road #175 (just past the second gravel pit)

Parking instructions: Drive straight past the paved road to left (which leads to the lake). Park near the circular turn-around where the paved road veers left toward the reservoir.

TRAIL-ROUTE DIRECTIONS AND DESCRIPTION:diagram |USGS Derived Map
Ride north toward the lake going through campsites and across a creek. Follow the road between the lake and cliffs. Below the lake, the road veers left and you will approach a private gate. Turn left toward the lake along a sandy wash. Circle the north and west side of the reservoir and return to your vehicle.

Type of route: loop around lake

Length of entire route: approximately 2.5 mi

Estimated ride duration: 2 hours

Attractions: easy ride, scenic views, plenty of water, developed campsites near water, beautiful at sunset, insects are not usually a problem, no hazards

Months of accessibility: all year

Normal ranges of ambient comfort during the recommended months of use:


Description of the Route:

Approximate number of specific hazards that can be found on this route. None

Obstacles - 1 water crossing approximately 6 inches deep and 8 feet wide

Features - plenty of water for stock (bring drinking water), grazing, fishing, campground, restrooms

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 entire area is comprised of public land. Feel free to explore in undeveloped areas of the region but carry a map. Be careful and courteous. This is a true multi-use area. Be watchful of other users (bicycles, ATV's, jeeps, Hiking, shooting, Fishing, Camping, and grazing cattle.

Other maps: Moab East, Moab West, BLM Surface Management 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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