Area Status: Open
A dirt road leads into the Browns Hole Trailhead where trees and a bathroom stand in the backgrou

Brown's Hole Trailhead is located along Forest Road 038 on a bench in the Gooseberry drainage at about 8,900 feet in elevation.  The Great Western Trail for hiking, horesback riding, and 50" ATV riding passes through the trailhead.  Dispersed camp sites, an information kiosk, horse corrals, and a vault restroom are available.  Please pack-out all you pack-in.  Camping stay limit is 16 days.

At a Glance

Fees: No fee
Open Season: May - November
Closest Towns: Salina, Utah
Water: No water available
Restroom: Vault toilet

General Information


Browns Hole Trailhead is located approximately 21 miles southeast of Salina Utah. In Salina at the junction of Main Street and State Street, head south on State Street for approximately 2 miles until you reach I-70. Turn left (east) onto I-70 east-bound from Salina, for approximately 6.5 miles. Exit I-70 at Gooseberry Road (Exit 63), and then turn right (south) on the Gooseberry Road (County Road #640), a two-lane paved road, for about 12  miles. Turn left on FR038 for 0.4 miles. Turn right into the trailhead.

A vaulted toilet and trail signage stand in a gravel lot with mountains and blue skies in the background

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping

Dispersed Camping Guidelines.

Horse Riding

Big Game Hunting

OHV Trail Riding

The Fishlake National Forest has completed a route designation process as shown on the official Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) dated August 2007.

The State of Utah has a reciprocity ATV/OHV licensing agreement with several other states. This link shows a list of states that do not have a reciprocity agreement with Utah. If your state is listed here you must purchase a "Non-Resident Permit".

Help prevent soil erosion and resource damage.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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8860 feet