Burro Pass

Manti-La Sal National Forest, Utah

Distance4.4mi
Elevation Gain3,096ft
Trailhead Elevation10,483ft
Top11,180ft
Elevation Min/Max9357/11180ft
Elevation Start/End10483/10483ft

Burro Pass

Burro Pass is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Juan County and Grand County, Utah. It is within Manti-La Sal National Forest. It is 4.4 miles long and begins at 10,483 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,096 feet. The Warner Lake (elevation 9,367 feet) reservoir can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Geyser Road and Dry Fork/Beaver Basin.

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"To most fat-tire zealots who seek divinity on Moab’s lithified dune field, the La Sal Mountains are little more than an idyllic backdrop to countless slickrock photographs. During spring and fall when Canyon Country is blessed with comfortable climes, and when most of us make our semi-annual pilgrimage to Utah’s mountain-bike Mecca, the La Sals are largely unapproachable. Triumphant 12,000-foot-plus peaks harbor snow well into late spring, and by autumn are dusted by pre-winter flurries.

A midriff of verdant forests overlain by snowy caps separates the ultramarine sky from a sun-baked mélange of sandstone fins and towers, mesas and plateaus, canyons and valleys. This is how the mountainous island is portrayed time and time again in postcards of and photo essays on Canyonlands. Along the Burro Pass loop, you’ll experience the allure of the La Sal Mountains. Tread: 8.5 miles of gravel roads and good doubletracks, .8 mile of not-so-good doubletrack, 3.2 miles of singletrack."

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Trail Information

Manti-La Sal National Forest
Nearby City
Manti-La Sal National Forest
Parks
Manti-La Sal National Forest, Moab Ranger District, 435-259-7155
Local Contacts
USGS: Mount Peale, Mount Tukuhnikivatz, Mount Waas, and Warner Lake.
Local Maps

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Sep 2018