Jones Ranch Trail #123


This trail is great for a short, easy hike as the terrain is fairly level.  The first mile of the trail winds through stands of aspen.  The trail then opens into some narrow meadows.  Here the trail connects with the Box Lake Spur Trail, No. 127 which leads to Box Lake Campground.  the Jones Ranch Trail then continues up the drainage and goes through a gate. Please close the gate after you go through it! The trail ends less than 1/4 mile above this gate at the Rock Spring Trail No. 101. take this trail to the left to get back to the Nebo Loop Road.

Connecting Trails:  Box Lake Trail #127 and Rock Springs Trail #101.

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Payson, UT.
Information Center: For more information contact the Spanish Fork Ranger District at 801-798-3571.

General Information

Directions: The northern trailhead is 11 miles south of Payson on the Mount Nebo National Scenic Byway (Nebo Loop road, #015). From I-15, take the North Payson/Benjamin exit (currently exit #254; after autumn 2004 the exit number will change to #250). Travel south on Main Street to 100 North and turn left (east). Continue east to 600 East and turn right (south) for approximately 3 1/2 miles to the mouth of Payson Canyon (the beginning of the Nebo Loop). There is a large gravel parking lot across the road from the trailhead. The southern end of the trail is also located on the Nebo Loop, about 3 miles further up the road before the turnoff for Blackhawk Campground.



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Class of Vehicle Motorcycles are permitted.
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  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

  Elevation : 
7500 ft - 8100 ft