June's Bottom
June's Bottom is a slickrock riding area in the San Rafael desert south of the town of Green River. There are many possible riding combinations, depending on your appetite for adventure. The simplest ride is around 12 miles following a simple loop while sampling the slickrock along the route. The route below includes exploration on sandstone along the cliffs above the river, and a descent down to the river bank.
Riding notes, Sampler Loop with slickrock and river:
(Navigation challenge, suggest use track file)
0.0   From log fence, northeast on DT
        N38 39.244 W110 08.551
1.8   Fork L N38 40.670 W110 07.798
3.6   As DT hits slickrock, turn L and head north
        N38 41.898 W110 07.331
        Unmarked, make your own route
4.1   Turn to east
        N38 42.226 W110 07.381
4.4   Angle a bit north to approach gorge
        Approx N38 42.221 W110 06.972
4.7   Approach edge of cliffs above river, east-northeast
        N38 42.276 W110 06.896
5.2   Traverse straight east
        Approx N38 42.432 W110 06.498
5.6   Intercept cairns and path down to river
        N38 42.327 W110 06.094
        Begin descent on ATV track, checkpoints:
        N38 42.347 W110 05.913
        N38 42.491 W110 05.908
        N38 42.547 W110 05.584
7.2   Bottom of rock  N38 42.762 W110 05.939
        R and head to river N38 42.822 W110 05.957
        Backtrack and climb uphill
8.6   Angle south away from downhill path
        around N38 42.329 W110 06.089
        Aim for edge of hill, cross rock toward DT
9.3   Meet DT around N38 41.942 W110 06.284
        Continue south on DT
9.6   L on DT toward viewpoint
        N38 41.822 W110 06.191
9.8   At viewpoint N38 41.857 W110 06.019
        Backtrack to ATV track
10.0 L to continue south on DT
10.2 Viewpoint to L
        N38 41.651 W110 06.333
10.4 Potential viewpoint on L
        N38 41.507 W110 06.366
10.7 L across rock to last viewpoint
        N38 41.192 W110 06.252
14.7 Fork R N38 39.291 W110 08.006
15.3 Straight N38 39.313 W110 08.297
15.5 Back at TH
Getting there:  From US-6, get eastbound on I-70. Three miles from the on-ramp, exit at the first Green River off-ramp. Go left under the freeway and continue into Green River. At Airport Road 1.4 miles from the off-ramp stop sign, turn right (just look for the "Airport" sign). The road will veer left along the railroad tracks. Stay along the tracks until another Airport sign turns you right at mile 1.9, across the tracks. Go under I-70 and drive the paved road about 2 miles. At the "San Rafael Desert / Horseshoe Bend" sign 4.2 miles from the off-ramp, turn left onto graded gravel road. Zero your odometer. Stay on the main gravel road for 20 miles, then cross the new bridge over the San Rafael River. Note that spot! At 7.3 miles past the river, 26.9 miles since leaving the paved Airport Road, keep left at the road fork to stay southbound. 1.2 miles later, turn left off the main road on a smaller dirt road. Drive 1 mile on that dirt road. When you see a short log fence on the top of the rise with nothing around it, that's the trail. Find a spot to park. The trail begins by going around the log barrier and finding the faint doubletrack heading north.
An alternate parking spot is near the next road fork 0.2 miles downhill. The left fork is the route to the counterclockwise loop. If you ride counterclockwise, head due east on the doubletrack, then fork left again in 0.2 miles.

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