Behind the Reef Trail

Crack Canyon, Near Green River, Utah

Behind the Reef Trail does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


One of the BLM’s highlighted OHV/ATV trails within the San Rafael Swell this area provides a challenging off highway adventure and launching point for a variety of recreation activities. Jeepers, UTV’s, ATV’s, Mountain Bikes and hikers can all find their niche in this area. The main Behind the Reef trail turns into a 52 inch or less trail that exits around the Hidden Splendor Mine area while other routes provide recreational opportunities for all types of user groups. Please plan ahead this trail is difficult in rating and is located in a remote location with limited cell service available. Dispersed camping and hiking opportunities can be found throughout this area. The Behind the Reef trailhead is located on the west side of the San Rafael Reef. From Hwy 24, turn onto the Goblin Valley/Temple Mountain Road. Instead of turning down to Goblin Valley, continue west through the Reef. As you come out on the west side of the Reef you'll see a well maintained road heading south marked as the Behind the Reef Road. Drive south on that road approximately 6 miles to the trailhead parking area, kiosk and registry box.