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Geyser Pass Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trailhead is used mostly in the winter as the trailhead for snowmobiling, snowshoeing and Nordic and backcountry ski trails in the La Sals.  This is the farthest portion of the road that is plowed in winter and motorized travel beyond this point (except over-snow vehicles such as snowmobiles) is not allowed from December 15-May 20.  This trailhead provides access to the Gold Basin area a favorite winter destination for skiers and snowshoers.  Snowmobilers are prohibited from Gold Basin but may enjoy the many meadows along the Geyser Pass Road #071 beyond this trailhead.  This trailhead is also frequently used by other season recreationists going to Burro Pass.  This trailhead is easier to travel to and park at than continuing on the steep and rough road from here to Burro Pass.  This popular trail sees use by multiple different types of users, primarily, Nordic skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers in winter. Please respect one another and observe standard trail etiquette: snowmobilers yield to both skiers and snowshoers and snowshoers yield to skiers.  Please also respect the groomed tracks.  If not skiing please walk or snowmobile to the far right of the trail, leaving the ski tracks intact.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail conditions vary widely with weather events and during spring runoff.  Check with the Moab Ranger District for updated information.
Open Season: May 2018
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Open to:  Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing and Skiing.  Motorized vehicles except over-snow vehicles are prohibited on Geyser Pass Rd (#071) beyond this point from December 15-May 20.
Closest Towns: Moab and Castle Valley, UT
Water: Water is not available
Restroom: Restroom is available at this trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Moab Ranger District (435) 259-7155

General Information


From Moab, head south on US-191/Main St and travel 7.8 miles.  Turn left onto Co Rd #127/Old Airport Rd (brown sign indicating Ken’s Lake and La Sals is located at the turn on US-191) and travel 0.6 miles.  Turn right onto Co Rd #127/Forest Road #046 (La Sal Mountain Loop) and travel 11.5 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road #071 (Geyser Pass Rd) and travel 8.0 miles.  Turn left onto Forest Road #243 (Haystack Mountain) and travel 0.1 miles to Geyser Pass Trailhead.

General Notes:

Latitude:  38 29' 16.8"N

Longitude:  109 13' 57.9"W

Datum:  NAD83

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