Poison Spring Canyon to Hite Utah

Photos taken in North Wash and Poison Springs Canyon near Glen Canyon and Bullfrog Basin

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This past week I participated in an off-road exploratory trip with representatives from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Ticaboo Lodge, Hite Outpost and representatives from off-road clubs in Utah.

Our route took us from Poison Springs trailhead to Sunset Pass, Orange Cliffs and ended at Highway 95 at the Hite airstrip. We then drove our UTV’s back to Poison Springs where our trucks were parked. In all, total mileage including the drive back to our trucks was 100 miles.

It’s important to note that the trail through Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is not currently open to off-road vehicles (UTV/ATV). The section is currently being studied by the folks at Glen Canyon, our trip was a part of the study.

UPDATE: As of February 2021, the Flint Trail from US HWY 95 at Hite to Sunset Pass is open to UTV use, and will connect to the developing Poison Springs Trail System, including Big Ridge and Two Pipes Spring Loop.