Beef Basin Drive

Monticello, Utah 84535

Beef Basin Drive

Beef Basin Drive Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"There are many Ancestral Puebloan (sometimes referred to as the Anasazi) structures and rock-art sites in this scenic basin, some close to the main Beef Basin loop road. Others are up side roads.

On the way to Beef Basin, which has a long history in the cattle business, are magnificent views of Cottonwood Canyon and upper Salt Creek Canyon, in the Needles District. View archaeological sites from a distance. Do not enter or climb on structures or disturb these irreplaceable sites."

Beef Basin Drive Trip Reports

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Beef Basin is a great place to go. It is truly in the backcountry and no one should go in there with out four-wheel drive because if the weather changes you will be in a mess in a 2 wheel drive vehicle. Beef Basin is full of Archaeological sites that you can visit just of the main roads in the area. You need a good map when you go into Beef Basin because most of the information out there is accurate or is misleading.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
1 days
BLM, Monticello Field Office
Local Contacts
DeLorme Utah Atlas and Gazeteer; Trails Illustrated No. 210 (Needles and Islands in the Sky / Canyonlands National Park); Manti-La Sal National Forest
Local Maps

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