Beef Basin Drive

Monticello, Utah

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There are many Ancestral Puebloan (sometimes referred to as the Anasazi) structures and rock-art sites in this scenic basin, some close to the main Beef Basin loop road. Others are up side roads. On the way to Beef Basin, which has a long history in the cattle business, are magnificent views of Cottonwood Canyon and upper Salt Creek Canyon, in the Needles District. View archaeological sites from a distance. Do not enter or climb on structures or disturb these irreplaceable sites.
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by Tony Huegel (Wilderness Press)

There are many Ancestral Puebloan (sometimes referred to as the Anasazi) structures and rock-art sites in this scenic basin, some close to the main Beef Basin loop road. Others are up side roads.

On the way to Beef Basin, which has a long history in the cattle business, are magnificent views of Cottonwood Canyon and upper Salt Creek Canyon, in the Needles District. View archaeological sites from a distance. Do not enter or climb on structures or disturb these irreplaceable sites.

©  Tony Huegel/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking, Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Monticello
Distance: 100
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 days
Local Contacts: BLM, Monticello Field Office
Local Maps: DeLorme Utah Atlas and Gazeteer; Trails Illustrated No. 210 (Needles and Islands in the Sky / Canyonlands National Park); Manti-La Sal National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Beef Basin Drive

Recent Trail Reviews

8/30/2006
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Beef Basin is a great place to go. It is truly in the backcountry and no one should go in there with out four-wheel drive because if the weather changes you will be in a mess in a 2 wheel drive vehicle. Beef Basin is full of Archaeological sites that you can visit just of the main roads in the area. You need a good map when you go into Beef Basin because most of the information out there is accurate or is misleading.



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