Gooseberry Trail

Area Status: Open

The Gooseberry Trail #445 is 3.3 miles long.  This trail connects Forest Road #094 (East Gooseberry) and Forest Road #106 (South Cottonwood).  This trail is very steep and rocky.  It can be slippery following rain/snow events.  This trail can be combined with Elk Ridge Road (#088), Forest Trail #010 (Chimney Park/Horse Flat) and South Cottonwood Road (#106) to create a loop.  This trail and #010 (Chimney Park/Horse Flat) include steep sections which may be problematic for novice horseback and motorized vehicle riders.  Please use caution, know your limits and respect them. 


Elevation Change:

West End (Road #094):  8,526 feet 

East End (Road #106):   7,677 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: Medium
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, UT
Water: Bring your own water for day trips.
Restroom: Vault toilet located off the Elk Ridge road near the Gooseberry Guard Station.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Monticello Ranger District (435) 587-2041

General Information


From Blanding, travel south on US-191 for approximately 3.9 miles.  Turn right onto UT-95 and continue approximately 6.3 miles.  Turn right onto South Elks Road #092 and travel approximately 19.9 miles.  Turn right onto Elk Ridge Road #088 and travel approximately 13.8 miles.  Turn right onto Forest Road #094 and continue 0.4 miles to Gooseberry Trail #445 located on your right.

General Notes:

Latitude: 37 49' 25.3"N

Longitude: 109 46' 01.7"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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
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