Castle Valley Ridge Road

Manti-La Sal National Forest, Utah 84629

Elevation Gain942ft
Trailhead Elevation9,558ft
Elevation Min/Max9233/9576ft
Elevation Start/End9558/9558ft

Castle Valley Ridge Road

Castle Valley Ridge Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Carbon County and Emery County, Utah. It is within Manti-La Sal National Forest. It is 11.2 miles long and begins at 9,558 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 942 feet. The Elbow (elevation 9,534 feet) and the Steeps (elevation 9,783 feet) cliff can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: The Elbow and Musk Canyon.

Castle Valley Ridge Road Professional Review and Guide

"The Castle Valley Ridge Non-Motorized Trail System was developed by the Manti–La Sal National Forest and several cooperating partners, including the Cyprus-Plateau and Genwal coal companies, Carbon and Emery Counties, and the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation. The work, performed between 1992 and 1994, entailed rebuilding 14 miles of trashed and/or forgotten trail, as well as constructing 10 miles of new trails.

In addition to single-track trails, the system includes several miles of rustic dirt road. Of the system’s five trails, only three are recommended for mountainbiking: Castle Valley Ridge Trail (rated moderately difficult), Short Canyon Trail (most difficult), and Sawmill Canyon Trail (moderately difficult). Two others—Second Water Canyon and Corner Canyon, both located on the east side of the system—are not recommended for mountain biking because of their exceedingly steep and sustained grades. (A third trailhead, Second Water, accesses these trails; however, directions to it have not been provided here because the trails aren’t recommended.) General location: 20 miles west of Price."

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Trail Information

Manti-La Sal National Forest
Nearby City
Manti-La Sal National Forest
Price Ranger District, Manti-La Sal National Forest, 438-637-2817
Local Contacts
Manti - La Sal National Forest Visitor map; Castle Valley Ridge Trail System map / brochure
Local Maps

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Jul 2018