This interesting 4WD trail is perfect for those wanting a little driving excitement combined with fantastic scenery and historic interest. The Klondike Bluffs Trail is contained within BLM land to the east of US 191. The trail is used by mountain bikes as well as vehicles. The first 2.7 miles are graded dirt road suitable for most vehicles. After crossing a fence line, the trail becomes loose sand, wraps around the edge of Little Valley, and crosses a wide, sandy creek. The next 0.7 miles can be the trickiest, especially for large vehicles or those with side steps or low hanging brush bars, as the trail twists along a narrow canyon. A couple of spots call for careful wheel placement to avoid underbody damage.
Special Attractions: Moderately challenging 4WD trail, with the novelty of driving over expanses of slickrock; Far-ranging vistas to the west and south; Abandoned mine site and equipment; Dinosaur print. High-clearance 4WDs are required. This trail has either a rough, rutted surface, rocks up to 9 inches, mud and deep sand that may be impassable for inexperienced drivers, or stream crossings up to 18 inches deep. Certain sections may be steep enough to cause traction problems, and you may encounter very narrow shelf roads with steep drop-offs and tight clearance between rocks or trees.
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