Bull Creek Pass Trail

Ticaboo, Utah

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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 varied scenery and elevation changes; Bull Creek Pass at 10,485 feet; Rare chance to see a wild bison herd. 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.
Backcountry Adventures: Utah

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

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 varied scenery and elevation changes; Bull Creek Pass at 10,485 feet; Rare chance to see a wild bison herd. 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.

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

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Ticaboo
Distance: 52.3
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 7 hours
Season: Early June to late November
Trailhead Elevation: 4,800 feet
Top Elevation: 10,485 feet
Local Maps: USGS Turkey Knob, Raggy Canyon, Mount Ellen, Steele Butte, Mount Pennell, Cass Creek Peak, Black Table, Hanksville, Hite Crossing
Driving Directions: Directions to Bull Creek Pass Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/19/2011
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Nice Jeep trail in a pretty area of Utah. The scenery is awesome once you get up to the higher elevations. The trail was in good shape during our trip in June 2011 but we could not make the entire loop. At 10,000 feet we came to the remains of an avalanche that had the road blocked with a lot of snow, beyond the snow there were a lot of trees down making the pass over the top impassable. We did find good camping spots along the route. With all of the snow melt runoff the road was in surprisingly good shape, all stream fords were handled easily in a Jeep with good clearance. Will try this trip again sometime in July or August. The scenery is great.



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