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 junction with US 666. A sign points to the national forest campgrounds at Dalton Spring, Buckboard, Monticello Lake, and the Blue Mountains ski area.
Special Attractions: Long trail with many varied views and brilliant scenery along its length; Natural features of Chippean Rocks and The Causeway; Access to a number of forest trails and backcountry camping areas; Aspen viewing in fall. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.
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