West Rim Texas Canyon Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The West Rim Texas Canyon Trail #003 is 7.2 miles long.  It begins at Forest Road #347 and ends on BLM land at Arch Canyon Road.  This trail drops significantly in the 1st mile of the trail beginning at the northwest trailhead off of Forest Road #347.  It then gradually descends along an open (hot in summer) bench above Texas Canyon with beautiful views into the canyon before descending to Arch Canyon Road.


Elevation Change:

North West End (Road #347):  8,484 feet

South East End (FS Bndry):      7,273 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
Restrictions: Open to: Hiking and Horseback Riding.
Closest Towns: Blanding and Mounticello, UT
Water: User should carry their own water.
Restroom: None
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Monticello Ranger District (435) 587-2041

General Information


This trail crosses the USFS boundary and onto BLM land.  Access to the southeast end of the trail is via BLM land.


From Blanding, head south on US-191 S/S Main St and travel 3.9 miles.  Turn right onto UT-95 N and travel 30.2 miles.  Turn right onto UT-275 N/Natural Bridge and travel 0.7 miles.  Take the 1st right onto Elk Mountain (Elk Ridge Road #088) and travel 8.4 miles.  Turn right onto Forest Road #347 and travel 0.8 miles to West Rim Texas Canyon Trail #003.

General Notes:

Latitude: 37 38' 37.2"N

Longitude: 109 50' 1.8"W

Datum: NAD 83

Position Format: Degrees Minutes Seconds (hddd mm' ss.s")

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