Red Ledges Trail

Area Status: Open

The Red Ledges Trail #019 is 5.0 miles long.  It travels between Forest Trail #018 (Aspen Flat) and Forest Trail #020 (Robertson Pasture).  Access to this trail is from one of the aforementioned trails or off of Forest Trail #160 (Red Ledges Access Trail) off of Forest Road #079 (North Creek).  Red Ledges Access Trail #160 intersects Red Ledges Trail #019 at its midpoint, where users can travel either west to intersect Aspen Flat Trail #018 or east to intersect Robertson Pasture Trail #020.  From the east end of the trail the trail descends slightly for the first two miles before descending steeply into the Indian Creek basin.  After crossing Indian Creek the trail ascends steeply towards the junction with Forest Trail #018 (Aspen Flat).  Many trail loops can be made using this trail and other area trails.  Those trails include: Red Ledges Access Trail #160, Aspen Flat Trail #018, Robertson Pasture #020 and Shay Ridge #162.  To complete these loops, Forest Road #079 (North Creek) is used.

Elevation Change:

East End (Trail #020):   9,606 feet

West End (Trail #018):  8,802 feet

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail conditions vary widely with weather events and during spring runoff.  Check with the Monticello Ranger District for updated information.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Open to:  Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Motorcycle Trail Riding.  Closed to Bicycles and Motorcycles from Oct 1 - May 15th.
Closest Towns: Monticello and Blanding, UT
Water: Water is unavailable on this trail. Users should carry water.
Restroom: None
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Monticello Ranger District (435) 587-2041

General Information


From Monticello, Turn west onto 200 South and stay left at the Y onto Abajo Dr., continue on North Creek (FH 49- Loop/Harts Draw).  Travel approximately 4.7 miles and turn left onto Forest Road #079 (Indian Creek).  Continue approximately 9 miles to the trailhead for Forest Trail #020 (Robertson Pasture) which can be used to access the east end of Red Ledges Trail (#019).

General Notes:

Latitude: 37 52' 10.2"N

Longitude: 109 30' 18.9"W

Datum: NAD 83

Position Format: Degrees Minutes Seconds

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking allowed May 16th to September 30th.

Day Hiking


OHV Trail Riding

Only Motorcycles are allowed on this trail from May 16th to September 30th.


Snowmobile trail

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
5.0 miles

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