Lockhart Basin Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Canyonlands National Park - Needles District. It is 28.5 miles long and begins at 4,002 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 57.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 9,125 feet.
Lockhart Basin Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"From serpentine Kane Creek Canyon to the vistas across Canyonlands, this is a red-rock adventure that will immerse you in the remote beauty of canyon country. This drive is best in spring and fall. The first mile from the Hurrah Pass-Chicken Corners road involves a difficult climb up a very rocky ravine. The 20-mile journey from the top of the ravine along the bench to Lockhart Basin is slow and tedious because of the rocky roadbed and numerous small washes across the road. The segment from Lockhart Basin to S.R. 211 is on county-maintained road. Indian Creek, which you will ford at the south end, can be high in spring or after summer storms."
--Tony Huegel, Utah Byways (Wilderness Press).
"A vast, remote area where vehicle failure is a serious matter. Do not drive this trail alone. You must pass through a difficult canyon at the start of the trail. Only the most capable of stock vehicles can get through. You’ll need high ground clearance and excellent driving skill to avoid body damage. I encountered a full-size Suburban attempting to enter the canyon. He quickly became high centered on his low-slung running boards. South of this canyon, conditions range from easy to moderate with few difficult spots. The last 15 miles are easy unless Indian Creek is high. Best driven in late spring and fall. Hot in summer. Route-finding is easy after you locate the entry point through the initial canyon. Follow directions carefully."
--Charles A. Wells, Guide to Moab, Utah Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (FunTreks).
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