Black Dragon Trail

Area Status: Open

The Black Dragon Trail #5035 (Arapeen Route #62) is 1.8 miles long and provides a connection between the Ferron Canyon Picnic Area adjacent to Forest Road (FR) 0022 and FR 0170 south of Joes Valley.  The trail passes through a rocky sandstone canyon vegetated with pinyon-juniper.  It climbs from 6,400 feet in elevation to 6,750 feet.

Difficulty Level:  More Difficult

Elevation Change:

South End (Ferron Campground):  6,479 feet

North End (Road #50170):             6,801 feet

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail conditions vary widely with weather events and during spring runoff. Check with the Ferron District office for updated information.
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Open to:  Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide. This trail is closed to motorized use each winter to protect wildlife on winter range.
Closest Towns: Ferron, UT
Water: Bring your own water for day trips.
Restroom: Facility is located at the Ferron Canyon Picnic Area.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Ferron/Price Ranger District (435) 384-2372

General Information


From Ferron, turn west onto 100 South/Canyon Rd and travel approximately 9.2 miles.  Turn right into the Ferron Canyon Picnic area and continue to Black Dragon Trail #5035.

General Notes:

Latitude: 39 07' 45.1"N

Longitude: 111 15' 51.0"W

Datum: NAD 83

Position Format: Degrees Minutes Seconds

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Mountain Biking on motorized trail

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Horse Riding

OHV Trail Riding

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  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles

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  Elevation : 
6400' - 6750'


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