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hiking
1 month ago

this track is not accurate. This track is from the intersection of Peavine and Dark, up to and slightly past Scorup Cabin. Horse Pasture Canyon heads NE from Scorup Cabin.

off road driving
Monday, August 15, 2016

Saturday, April 02, 2016

hiking
Monday, February 29, 2016

Nice short hike. Walked up and back in about an hour . It finally just turned into a run-off creek bed and looked like we could have hiked another few hundred feet before it turned into rocks .

skiing
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

off road driving
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Been up here many times - we camp either in mount pleasant or ephraim at least twice a year. beautiful country and access to many groomed roads and canyons on both sides.

off road driving
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Rode this trail on a motorcycle many years ago from the end of the road in the Needles District of Canyonlands through Bear Ears pass to UT95 highway. Sometimes the road is impassable because its steep and rocky in places. But not much of a problem on motorcycles

hiking
Monday, August 12, 2013

camping
Saturday, September 08, 2012

Awesome hike. Very interesting cabin. There is a water tap close to the creek across the cabin.

hiking
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Incredible views of Skyline Drive, Sanpete Valley, Mt. Nebo, Canal Canyon, Black Canyon, and Horseshoe Mountain. Easy county high point.

Hike is much easier if the area is dry. Be sure to bring a jacket, as it is at 11,000 feet elevation.

off road driving
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Excellent on a dual sport motorcycle!

off road driving
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Geyser Pass is accesed via the La Sal Loop Road, about 12 miles from Moab. We have Jeeped the pass either as a stop when we climbed Mt Mellenthin, or when Jeeping a loop onto Dark Canyon Trail to La Sal Pass Trail back to town. The trip to Geyser Pass is easy, except once it was still blocked by snow in early June on one of our many trips to Moab.

off road driving
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Miner's Basin is a short spur trail off the La Sal Mountain Loop Road, just outside Moab. While Jeeping the loop road, me and my sons Ron and Bob, decided to do a little "panning for gold". The actual trail was fairly easy riding, then a short 0.5 mile hike down to the basin. The mountain glen was scenic, the mountain stream was ice cold. After about an hour of panning we had maybe $2 worth of gold. Not enough to pay for our trip, but memories to last a lifetime.

nature trips
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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.

nature trips
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This is a beautiful trail. We horseback rode it September 2011. The ride down from the little notch trail head was challenging in places. There are alot of switchbacks, great views of the canyon and even a small waterfall. Once down in the bottom water was plentiful at least when we were there. We followed bear tracks most of the way in the canyon but never saw the bear. We eventually took trail 005 up to cream pots. That trail becomes more of a desert type terrain and at the top is somewhat barren. Next time we will take the posey trail, 166. On the ride back we saw an Anasazi ruin that we missed coming in. We only saw one person and he was there to scope things out for a group he had coming in the next day to do some archelogical work. The ride back up out of the canyon was a chore for the horses but we just stopped often and let them catch their breath. Good thing we had them in shape. I would suggest any man or beast that hikes this be in pretty good shape as that climb out of the canyon will test you. Trails very well maintained. To do some prepareation I talked to the forest service ranger who is in charge of maintaining the trails. I need to mention him as he was very accomedating, friendly and informative. Brian Murdoch thank you very much.

off road driving
Friday, September 10, 2010

off road driving
Friday, September 10, 2010

Due to snow, it took us three attempts but we finally finished the entire drive.