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:
Name of the Trail:
Direction to trail entrance from parking area: West
Elevation at trailhead: 7655 ft
Trailhead Latitude and Longitude: N 39 23' 4.470" W 111 16' 31.840"
Property of: USFS
Camping and use restrictions at the trailhead and along the route: use weed free hay, clean up manure and dropped hay. Primitive Camping. If it came with the horse take it back with you. Keep the area clean.
BCHU Chapter: San Rafael Utah Back Country Horsemen
To complete this route, horses need to be: Very Fit
Directions to the Trailhead from: Orangeville UT
Go West from Orangeville on Rt 29 to the Millers Flat Road (N 39° 20' 7.061", W 111° 16' 36.017") which is on the right of a curve that is on the far side of Joes Valley Reservoir. Go 1.8 miles to the second dirt road on the left which is the Lowry water dirt road (N 39° 20' 52.170", W 111° 16' 8.789"). Travel 3.3 miles to GPS coordinates (N 39° 23' 4.470", W 111° 16' 31.840") which is the bottom of
Parking instructions: Park at camping areas on right side of road, along creek.
TRAIL-ROUTE DIRECTIONS AND DESCRIPTION: Black Canyon trail starts .3 miles south west of parking or camping area along road. Olsen trail will be 3 miles up
Type of route: out and back
Length of entire route: approximately 10 mi
Estimated ride duration: 5-6 hours
Attractions: scenery, conditioning, wildlife, creek along trail, fishing at camping or parking area.
Months of accessibility: Jul - Nov
Spring - NA
- cool to hot
Fall - cool to cold
Description of the Route:
General - Path
Other surfaces - Loose rock
Hazards that can be found on this route. Mostly dirt trail except for first 2 miles, which is dirt and rock. Good footing,
Obstacles - one slide area with fair trail for 50 feet.
Features - water for stock (bring drinking water), grazing, fishing,
Current Level of use by:
High = greater than 7 groups; Low = less than 3
Area Tack and Equipment Dealers:
1. IFA in Price
Road Conditions: Asphalt good some curves, Dirt roads somewhat rough - not for cars
***Additional notes: For more info call or contact San Rafael Chapter of BCHU
Remember always to use your best judgment. 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 !!!