Beef Basin Trail

Monticello, Utah

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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 weather. Special Attractions: Many ruins and cliff dwellings in Beef Basin; Views over Butler Wash Wilderness Study Area. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.
Backcountry Adventures: Utah

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

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 weather.

Special Attractions: Many ruins and cliff dwellings in Beef Basin; Views over Butler Wash Wilderness Study Area. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.

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

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Monticello
Distance: 13.7
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: May to November
Trailhead Elevation: 6,100 feet
Top Elevation: 8,200 feet
Local Contacts: Canyonlands National Park, Manti-La Sal National Forest
Local Maps: USGS House Park Butte, Fable Valley, Blanding
Driving Directions: Directions to Beef Basin Trail

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