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|Temple Mountain Trail, Temple Wash Loop
This trail is an ATV track that loops around Temple Mountain in the southern San Rafael Swell. This loop is 9.3 miles, with 800 vertical feet of climbing. It begins east of the Reef, rounds Temple Mountain, then exits the Reef again through North Temple Wash. (The alternate lariat Ridge Loop is 2 miles longer, and requires 600 additional feet of climbing.) This trail features some fairly stiff climbing on ATV-track. Difficulty is intermediate due to some loose rock and occasional wash-outs.
|Riding notes, Temple Wash Loop:
0.0 From parking on the paved road, go west
N 38° 39.194' W 110° 39.260' alt=5300'
1.8 Just after log fence (on L), turn R
N 38° 39.946' W 110° 40.911' alt=5400'
Go NE along lowest ridge break
2.1 Keep R (L goes to stone cabins)
2.5 Fork L northwest (R goes to Ridge route)
N 38° 40.416' W 110° 40.794' alt=5630'
3.7 After stiff climb, keep straight and uphill
N 38° 41.199' W 110° 41.208'
4.3 Peak altitude 6010'. W side of mountain
4.8 Straight (R) downhill
N 38° 41.407' W 110° 40.459' alt=5830'
|5.4 Straight (L) and E towards cabins
N 38° 41.142' W 110° 40.089'
5.3 Pass cabins, keep L and east downhill
5.9 Orange trail in from L, keep straight
N 38° 41.103' W 110° 39.408'
6.2 Ridge DT in from L, stay E on road
N 38° 40.850' W 110° 39.322' alt=5400'
Go down bottom of N. Temple Wash
8.1 Ignore sandy DT exiting wash
8.3 Fork R on DT as it crosses wash
N 38° 39.635' W 110° 38.376' alt=5250'
Stay on main road
9.2 Veer R at fork
9.3 Back at car
|Getting there: Heading southeast on US-6 near Green
River, turn right onto I-70. 8.1 miles later, take Exit 149 for Hanksville/Goblin
Valley. Turn left (south) and drive 23.5 miles, then turn right on the
paved road towards Goblin Valley and Temple Mountain. Five miles later,
park on the right side of the road, where the Goblin Valley Road turns
left (south). N 38° 39.194' W 110° 39.260'. Begin riding west on
pavement (the direction you were driving in your car) towards Temple
For the Temple Wash Loop, follow the blue arrows.
Copyright 2002 Mad Scientist Software IncTrail conditions change, and the layout of a trail may change without notice. Use this trail guide at your own risk.