Sego Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is within Floy Canyon Wilderness Study Area and Coal Canyon Wilderness Study Area. It is 11.6 miles long and begins at 5,537 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 22.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,954 feet. The Sego (elevation 5,712 feet) attraction and the Sego Cemetery (elevation 5,574 feet) cemetery can be seen along the trail.
Sego Canyon Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"If you’re traveling on I-70 west of the Utah/Colorado line, this is a convenient and rewarding side trip through the historic and prehistoric human presence in Utah. There are excellent prehistoric rock-art panels from Archaic and Fremont peoples, as well as historic Ute Indian figures. The remains of the old coal town of Sego cap the tour. Spring and fall are the best times to enjoy it."
--Tony Huegel, Utah Byways (Wilderness Press).
"The Sego Ghost Town Trail may be short, but it makes up in beauty and historical interest what it lacks in length. This trail makes an easy side trip along I-70 if you want to take in some local scenery and don’t have much time. Special Attractions: Rock art panels; Sego ghost town and the old railroad grade; Connects with Sagers Canyon Trail and Floy Wash Trail; Panoramic views. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."
--Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson, Backcountry Adventures: Utah (Adler Publishing ).
"Like the Crystal Geyser outing, this 16-mile out-and-back offers a nifty opportunity to warm up to the hot and challenging rides around Moab. Technically easy (surfaces are either paved or hard-packed dirt/gravel) and—thanks to a steady uphill—aerobically moderate, the ride passes through Thompson Canyon before entering Sego Canyon. Both canyons are deep gashes in the rugged and largely inaccessible Book Cliffs and Roan Cliffs. Beginning amid stark slopes and scrub-brush flats, things turn attractive in the protected and ever-higher confines of the canyons, where bluffs of pale sandstone prevail. The slopes near Sego ghost town are covered in sage, and trees thrive in the bottoms. Juniper-piñon forest predominates at the higher elevations.General location: North of I-70 in Thompson Springs, 6 miles east of the Moab exit."
--Michael McCoy, Mountain Bike! Southern Utah (Menasha Ridge Press).
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