Aspen Flat Trail

Area Status: Open

The Aspen Flat Trail #018 is 5.3 miles long.  The south end of this trail is located at Forest Road #381, a small spur off of Forest Road #079 (North Creek).  The north end of this trail is located at Forest Road #104 (Shay Ridge).  From this trail’s north end the trail gently ascends to aspen flat, a large, relatively flat open meadow area.  From this point to the southern end of the trail, it becomes significantly steeper as it ascends further before descending sharply towards Indian Creek.  The trail continues to ascend and descend steeply before before leveling off just before reaching Forest Road #381.  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 Shay Ridge #162.  To complete these loops, Forest Roads #079 (North Creek) and #354 (Jackson Ridge) are also used.

Elevation Change:

North West End (Road #104):  8,444 feet

South East End (Road #381):   9,274 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, UT
Water: Intermittent streams and springs are located along this trail, but are unreliable.
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 7.7 miles then turn right onto Forest Road #381 and continue to trailhead.

General Notes:

Latitude: 37 50' 03.4"N

Longitude: 109 30' 53.5"W

Datum: NAD 83

Position Format: Degrees Minutes Seconds

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking is allowed from May 16th to September 30th.

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

OHV Trail Riding

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


Snowmobile trail

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
5.3 miles

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