Copper Globe Mine Trail

Green River, Utah

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Starting out from I-70, the trail runs through a sandy plateau with an abundance of side tracks and campsites. The yellow or buff-colored sands of Justensen Flats are the same color as the cliffs rising above them. As you drive through the thick pinyon and juniper, just past a sign for Copper Globe, you can see the San Rafael Knob about 3 miles southeast of Justensen Flats. Special Attractions: Many artifacts remain at the Copper Globe Mine; The area is home to a herd of wild mustangs; Varied and scenic terrain; The Sheepherder’s End marker. 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 )

Starting out from I-70, the trail runs through a sandy plateau with an abundance of side tracks and campsites. The yellow or buff-colored sands of Justensen Flats are the same color as the cliffs rising above them. As you drive through the thick pinyon and juniper, just past a sign for Copper Globe, you can see the San Rafael Knob about 3 miles southeast of Justensen Flats.

Special Attractions: Many artifacts remain at the Copper Globe Mine; The area is home to a herd of wild mustangs; Varied and scenic terrain; The Sheepherder’s End marker. 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: Green River
Distance: 6.6
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 6,800 feet
Top Elevation: 7,200 feet
Local Maps: USGS Copper Globe, San Rafael Desert
Driving Directions: Directions to Copper Globe Mine Trail

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