Horse Pasture Trail to Scorup Cabin is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Blanding, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October.
Awesome hike. Very interesting cabin. There is a water tap close to the creek across the cabin.
We horseback rode this trail in Sept of 2011. It was suggested as a "must do" by forest service recreation ranger, Brian Murdoch. The ride down to the floor was very challaging in some places with areas of slick rock to cross. Probably not as bad for hikers as for horseback riders. But I think it botherd the riders more then it did the stock. That trail is probably best left for more experienced riders. Once down in the bottom the grass was stirrup high or higher. The cabin was a real treat as was the other buildings and old fencing around the ranchstead. We headed NW up Dark Canyon and had an easy but beautiful ride. We eventually came to an Anasazi ruin. To get to that ruin was an all day ride so we made a primitive camp in a site that looked like it has been used many times before. There was even some pots and pans there and even a wood saw. On the ride back the next day we came across a cowboy who was rounding up some cattle horseback. He was very friendly and polite. The water in the canyon was plentiful when we were there. Be sure and take your camera for this trip as you will want to take plenty of pictures. You will also get a stiff neck from looking up constantly at the great rock formations and to keep searching for those indian ruins.