Fish Creek National Recreation Trail (NRT)

Area Status: Open

The Fish Creek NRT #5130 is 9.6 miles long.  The lower trailhead is located at the end of Forest Road #50123 (Fish Creek Campground).  The trail ends at the upper trailhead on North Skyline Drive (Forest Road #50150).  The trail is located along the bottom of Fish Creek drainage and generally parallels the stream with two bridged crossings.  It climbs 1,080 feet from Fish Creek Campground (7,696 feet) to Skyline Drive (8,776 feet).  Vegetation ranges from willows and grass along the immediate stream course, to sagebrush-grass on the south exposures of the canyon.  Aspen stands and mixed aspen-conifer are visible on the north facing slope.  This trail is normally hiked or biked downward from North Skyline Drive, although many people also hike and fish along the lower 2-3 miles of the trail.


Difficulty Level:  More Difficult

Elevation Change:

North West End (Road #50150):  8,776 feet

South East End (Road #50123):   7,696 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 Ranger District for updated information.
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Open to:  Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Horseback Riding.
Closest Towns: Fairview and Scofield, UT
Water: Bring your own water for day trips.
Restroom: Facilities available at both trailheads.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Ferron/Price Ranger District (435) 384-2372

General Information


From Fairview, head east on 400 North for approximately 8.5 miles.  Turn left onto UT-264 and travel for approximately 0.2 miles.  Continue straight onto Skyline Drive Road #50150 and travel approximately 13.6 miles to Fish Creek Trail #5130 located on your right.

General Notes:

Latitude: 39 49' 19.8"N

Longitude: 111 21' 23.7"W

Datum: NAD 83

Position Format: Degrees Minutes Seconds

Recreation Map

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking/non-motorized
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Day Hiking


Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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