Shay Ridge Trail

Area Status: Open

The Shay Ridge Trail #162 is 5.0 miles long.  It begins at Forest Road #104 (Shay Ridge) and ends at Forest Road #354 (Jackson Ridge).  The trail travels through pine, fir and aspen forests and provides outstanding views of the surrounding canyon country.  Several sections of the trail are exposed.  Many trail loops can be made using this trail and other area trails.  Those trails include: Red Ledges #019, Red Ledges Access Trail #160, Robertson Pasture #020 and Aspen Flat #018.  To complete these loops, Forest Roads #079 (North Creek) and #354 (Jackson Ridge) are also used.


Elevation Change:

North End (Road #104):    8,530 feet

South End (Road #354):  10,305 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, Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide.
Closest Towns: Monticello and Blanding, UT
Water: Bring your own water for day trips.
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) approximately 12 miles.  Turn left onto Forest Road #100 (Spring Lake) and travel approximately 1.1 miles.  Turn right onto Forest Road #104 (Shay Ridge) and travel approximately 6.0 miles to Shay Ridge Trail #162 located on your left.

General Notes:

Latitude: 37 52' 59.7"N

Longitude: 109 33' 45.7"W

Datum: NAD 83

Position Format: Degrees Minutes Seconds

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking on motorized trail

Day Hiking


Horse Riding

OHV Trail Riding

Open to all OHVs that are 50" or less in width.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
5.0 miles

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