Desert Voices Nature Trail and Split Mountain Campground is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Vernal, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Jensen: Take 149 past the Quarry Visitor Center, follow signs.
Rosa is a really good hike to start getting the kids in the mood for other hikes in the area. The river scenes are outstanding and not too difficult.
I agree with Chuck (Gaines). My son and I mixed this trail with a leg from Sound of Silence and it was a real gem. Lots of wildlife and even a few no-shoulders lurking around. (Watch out!) If you're looking for a taste of the desert without wanting too much risk, this is the trail for you.
This trail is hard to find but worth the effort. Drive to the end of Split Mountain Campground and park near the "road closed". Walk around the two closed gates and through the closed abandoned campground to the end where you will find the trailhead. The trail is well maintained and well used. It offers beautiful views of the river. I hiked in the late afternoon when it was a bit cooler. Bring water and wear sunscreen. No access to the river as the trail follows bluffs.
I combined this trail with the Sound of Silence trail. The scenery is spectacular and there are several signs that explain what you are seeing.
it was a good hike from green river campground to split mountain campground. I would rate this hike Easy to Moderate depending on your skill levels. The green river flows right by the trail. Good trail for trail running, evening hike, family hikes and bird watching.
Beautiful place. This is the take out location for those who float the Yampa and the Green Rivers through Dinosaur National Monument. Breath taking scenery. Good camp sites. Not far from the world famous Dinosaur Quarry.
Great trail to introduce kids to hiking. Interesting, quite bit of variety. Lots of wildlife, mornings and evenings.