Backcountry Adventures: Utah Guide Book

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )
Backcountry Adventures Utah  by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson

544pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1930193270

Backcountry Adventures Utah navigates 3,721 miles through the spectacular Canyonlands region, to the top of the Uinta Range, across vast salt flats, and along trails unchanged since the riders of the Pony Express sped from station to station and daring young outlaws wreaked havoc on newly established stage lines, railroads, and frontier towns. Trail history comes to life through the accounts of outlaws like Butch Cassidy; explorers and mountain men; and early Mormon settlers. Contains 175 trails, 544 pages, and 532 photos.

© 2006 Peter Massey and Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Backcountry Adventures: Utah" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 175.
... Preview: If you only have time to take in one trail with a view over Lake Powell, this is the one! The short spur in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area travels on a sandy ungraded trail onto Alstrom Poin ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Big Water, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: This easy trail follows a graded gravel road to the panoramic Anticline Overlook. The trail, which is suitable for passenger vehicles, gradually descends over the sagebrush benches of Hatch Point to t ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
La Sal, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15.6
... Preview: According to the sign along US 191, the beginning of Argyle Canyon Trail is called Timber Lane. The maintained gravel road is used by logging trucks and is kept graded. The trail starts out through ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Price, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 23.9
... Preview: This exciting trail connects Escalante Summit Trail and Griffin Road with Powell Point Trail. The trail is a moderately difficult drive over a variety of surfaces and conditions, but in dry conditions ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Escalante, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: This short trail runs around the edge of the Bartlett Wash valley and then into one of the fingers of Hidden Canyon. There are several spur trails leading from it that go to viewpoints over the canyon ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Moab, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 7.1
... Preview: Bartlett Wash Trail is a pleasant alternative to Southeast #10: Hidden Canyon Wash Trail for those not wanting to tackle the deep sand along Hidden Canyon. The trail is graded at the start and for muc ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Moab, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 7.3
... Preview: This route leads off Cottonwood Canyon Trail and descends into the large bowl of Beef Basin. The trail is a mixture of sandy sections and rock, and conditions can change quickly depending on recent we ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Monticello, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 13.7
... Preview: The Black Dragon Pictographs Trail is short but interesting and can serve as a quick side trip off of I-70 if you are just passing through. As the trail does not start from a proper exit off the inter ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Green River, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: The Black Dragon Wash Trail is a loop trail off Swasey’s Leap Trail, which connects to Buckhorn Wash Trail. The majority of the trail does not appear on any map as it runs through some very scenic but ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Green River, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 12.5
... Preview: This long and varied trail travels almost wholly within the Monticello Ranger District of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. It leaves from the center of Monticello, off US 191, two blocks south of the ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Monticello, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 44
... Preview: This trail provides a connection between Elephant Hill Loop in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park and Beef Basin Trail, which leads to Cottonwood Canyon Trail. However, although most of ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Monticello, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 16.3
... Preview: This is a very long and remote trail with no facilities along it. Whether you complete the loop or take one of its connecting trails, it is highly recommended that you fill up your tank with gasoline ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Green River, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 76.3
... Preview: This drive within the Dixie National Forest links Posey Lake Road with the network of more difficult 4WD trails on Boulder Mountain. It is a beautiful drive in its own right, and it provides vehicle a ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Bicknell, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 12.5
... Preview: This meandering trail provides a moderately challenging drive, some beautiful scenery, the opportunity to relax by some tranquil mountain lakes, and finally a panoramic view east from Bowns Point. S ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Boulder, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: Special Attractions: Historic location along the old Outlaw Trail; John Jarvie homestead; The swinging bridge across the Green River; Scenic Crouse Canyon. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Vernal, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 32.9
... Preview: The Buckhorn Wash Trail begins as a well-maintained, two-lane country road, which leaves I-70 at exit 129, and remains an easy, 1-rated trail throughout; navigation is straightforward. Initially, it p ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Green River, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 43
... Preview: These two interesting side trips make a wonderful addition to Gemini Bridges Trail. They add an enjoyable perspective of the canyons that few people see. They are generally much quieter than the popul ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Moab, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This trail is entirely on BLM land and is a designated scenic backcountry byway. The trail turns off Utah 95, 21 miles south of Hanksville. Special Attractions: Long, remote backcountry byway with v ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Ticaboo, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 52.3
... Preview: There are many trails in the Robbers Roost area, but most of them peter out before long. This trail is a graded dirt road that goes to an overlook over the Dirty Devil River Canyon. It is an easy trai ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Hanksville, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This long and easy route offers a great variety of scenery. Although it is now predominantly paved road, there are rough sections through Capitol Reef National Park on which lowslung vehicles will nee ... From the guidebook "Backcountry Adventures: Utah"
Boulder, UT - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 62.6

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