Reservoir Canyon Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Reservoir Canyon Trail #008 is 1.7 miles long.  It begins at Forest Road #096 (Maverick Point) and ends at Forest Trail #164 (Vega Creek).  The trail drops steeply into a canyon along North Cottonwood Creek, an intermittent stream.  This trail is intersected by Forest Trail #074 (Vega Canyon) which is open to motorcycles and non-motorized users only.


Elevation Change: This trail accends 1,004 feet in a little over a mile and a half.

North East End (Trail #164):     6,486 feet

South West End (Road #096):  7,490 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.
Open Season: May 2018
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Open to:  Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Motorcycle Trail Riding, Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide.
Closest Towns: Blanding and Monticello, UT
Water: Water is only seasonally available from North Cottonwood Creek. Carry water and purifying kit.
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) and travel approximately 4.7 miles.  Turn left onto Forest Road #079 (Indian Creek) and continue approximately 17.3 miles.  Turn right onto Forest Road #095 (Causeway) and continue approximately 14.2 miles.  Turn right onto Vega Creek Trail  #164 and travel 6.2 miles to Reservoir Canyon Trail #008.

General Notes:

Latitude: 37 53' 51.6"N

Longitude: 109 39' 00.1"W

Datum: NAD 83

Position Format: Degrees Minutes Seconds

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