Confusion Range Trail

Minersville, Utah 84752

Confusion Range Trail

Confusion Range Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This long and varied trail travels over a mixture of maintained graded roads and little-used two-track roads to penetrate some of the valleys in the Confusion Range. The entire region is very remote, and travelers should be self-sufficient; carry extra food, water, and clothing. In addition, make sure you have a detailed regional map, since navigation can be tricky, especially over the latter part of the trail around Middle Park and Lawson Cove. The BLM at Fillmore provides a free vehicle travel map of the Warm Springs Recreation Area, which includes all the tracks on this route.

Special Attractions: Ghost town of Ibex; Rockhounding for trilobites at Fossil Mountain; Rockhounding at zebra stone quarry; Desert scenery around Sevier Lake and the Confusion Range. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."

Confusion Range Trail Reviews

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This is a beautiful trail in Utah's west desert. We went to the Fillmore BLM office to grab a map, but they were doing a reprint and had none available. We started the trail on the south end outside Milford. Accidentally got off trail towards the north, around Ibex area (took the Tule Valley Road) but the GPS postings made it easy for us to tell we were a couple of miles west of where we wanted to be. There was good camping up in the Ibex area, and we camped off the Tule Valley Road. Saw wild horses, and a mating pair of hawks (we must have invaded their nesting area when we camped at the base of some rock croppings, because they were very upset at our presence). This is a very remote area, and until we got up to the 50/6 road we did not see other travelers.

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
3.5 hours
4,600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,000 feet
Top Elevation
USGS Hell ’n Moriah Canyon, The Barn, Warm Point, Fifteenmile Point, Grassy Cove, Wah Wah Cove, Wallaces Peak, Tule Valley, and more
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Jul 2018