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jolooote

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Posted: 06/25/19 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone have suggestions of roads/Trails near Hite ?


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Canyonlands NP and Glen Canyon Recreation Area. Turn left on 95 when pulling up to 95 out of Hite. Go over the Colorado River, turn right shortly thereafter just past the Hite Airport or more like landing strip. It will at least in some cases be more than you bargained for Poison Springs, Sunset Pass, Land of Standing Rocks, Earnies Country, Doll House I have come from the North several times at Hans Flat Ranger Station in Canyonlands National Park Maze District headed south. The roads in the Maze District above the Flint Trail are not bad at all not great but certainly not hardcore by any means. The last time I was on the Flint trail (the flint trail goes from up on top to down below the mesa) it was not bad except for my truck being to long and having to make a couple 3 point turns on the switchbacks but once down had no real issue getting out on to 95. However I think it is Waterhole flat you can head north again into Earnies country and on into Land of Standing Rocks and the Doll House that gets much more challenging. Have not done Poison Springs. IIRC correctly the Flint Trail is one way- down but not positive on that as there is no way any one is getting by you on that shelf road pretty much at any point once you start down. So you could take 95 up to Hanksville area and head into Hans Flat and hit those trails/roads up on top then head down the Flint and hit those below it. Doubtful you could do both in one day (you can get from Hans Flat down the Flint and out to 95 in one day but if at bottom and want to continue to get up into Earnies country and land of standing rocks and then back out to 95 in one day doubtful I think. IIRC from pavement to pavement it is about 100 miles from Hanksville area to Hans Flat down the Flint out to 95 by Hite. 95 by Hanskville to Hans Flat is good dirt road and can do good time cars can make that with no issue. However from Hans Flat onward it gets rougher but again not bad. Scenery fantastic
Be aware there are no services between Hanksville and Blanding except what hite might have and thought I heard they closed the gas station a while back but may have reopened by now. There is some stuff at Bullfrog and Halls Crossing but they are not all that close either. From the Bullfrog side there are some roads Notom Road that goes up along the Waterpocket Fold of Capital Reef as well as the Burr Trail decent dirt/gravel roads. A few others by Ticaboo that are more 4 wheeling type but not been on them so cant comment. You also have the Henry mountains that have some roads while not overly challenging at all they aren't paved highways either. Also on Halls Crossing side a few roads but outside of the main road to Halls cant comment, Fry Canyon area has some roads but cant say how good or bad not been on them. You could also go to Halls or Bullfrog putz around on the roads then take the ferry across to the other side and on the way back to 95 hit those roads and trails whatever they may be and make a loop out of it.


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Posted: 06/26/19 06:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Barry, Great info. Thanks

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When are you going? Please report back as to how it went if you go in there. Interested to hear what you think of the place.

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Been doing a little research of Hite. Apparently they now have a new RV camp ground with FULL Hook ups. A store and gas station also has diesel. Area had a Great snow fall this year and the lake level is finally beginning to rise.

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I knew they were working on revamping just wasn’t sure if the station was open. Good news as nexft fuel is probably 50+ miles
Not sure of your plans a good road loop is up the burr trail out to boulder then up 12 to Torreyand 24 back to notom road then south or take 12 the rest of the way to 95 then back south to Hite. Also if you haven’t been west on 12 one of if not my favorite road. Just west of boulder to escalante it is nothing but eyeball bustin scenery

Also if you hike and are up for a 7 mile round trip hike checkout horseshoe canyon it is part of Canyonlands np just east of Hanksville towards hans flat. One of the best rock art panels in the world called the great gallery larger than life size figures few hundred feet long as well as various lesser panels in the canyon. Steep getting in and out but canyon bottom easy walking.

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Posted: 07/03/19 09:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks again, Barry.

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