Near Vernal, Utah
Little Red Mountain Trail does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
The Little Red Mountain Trail was identified and recommended in 2010 for BLM trail designation by the Uintah Mountain Club (UMC) which helped identify and pioneer the trail. The trail was designated that summer and through collaborative efforts from the UMC, the Oakley School, and the BLM, the trail now provides a sustainable recreation opportunity for the public. The trail shares its parking and beginning segment with the hiking and equestrian communities. From there, the equestrians follow an old wagon road and then traverses a plateau to a slick rock overlook of the picturesque Ashley Creek. The equestrian trail has an intermediate hill climb which is fairly steep up the old wagon road and has some technical rock for your horse to get through. The hikers head north up the slick rock where the views of Vernal are stunning. The hiking trail is approximately 1.5 miles in length and is suitable for intermediate hikers. The hike is best done in the spring/summer/fall, but please avoid the trail system when it is wet to prevent damage. Anticipate a rapid change in elevation and rest frequently if you need to! The most difficult part of the trail is the beginning, through the small walkthrough (remember to close it!) gate. Bring lots of water as summer temperatures can be well over 100 degrees. Weather in this area changes quickly so be prepared for inclement changes!