Best bird watching trails in Mount Nebo Wilderness, Utah

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Mount Nebo Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - North Peak of Mount Nebo
Mount Nebo Wilderness
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
#2 - Bear Canyon Trail
Mount Nebo Wilderness
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
As of April 2020, gate leading to the trailhead is closed which adds 2 miles to the hike. Bear Canyon trail from Bear Canyon campground up to Nebo Loop road and back (Forest service trail no. 132). Beautiful forested trail (especially in fall colors) with good mix of evergreens, maples, and aspens.About 80%+ shaded in lower 2/3's of trail. Upper 1/3 of trail is about 60% shaded. Moderate inclines and fairly well marked. Several stream crossings although they were all dry in Sept. Mountain biking and horseback riding is permitted, although there were quite a few trees fallen over the trail and several areas with large roots or cobbles in stream bed crossings that would make this a poor trail for mountain biking. Great hike though. Approx. 6 miles up and back - and about 1,900 ft elevation gain from bottom to top. Bear Canyon campground requires fee for camping, but day use parking and hiking is allowed without paying fee. There's also a parking area at the top of Bear Canyon along Nebo Loop road.Show more
#3 - Blackhawk Trail
Mount Nebo Wilderness
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
The Blackhawk trail traverses a variety of landscapes, ranging from open meadows to shaded woodlands. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains while maintaining a moderately steady elevation, making for an enjoyable trip. The trail is very popular with equestrians, especially as horses are allowed at Blackhawk Campground. Sections of the trail are also popular with mountain bikers. The Blackhawk trail forms the backbone of a network of trails along the Mount Nebo National Scenic Byway. Most use occurs at the northern end of the trail; at times the southern end can be difficult to follow. Connecting Trails: Loafer Mountain #098, Blackhawk Campground Loop Trail #102, Beaver Dam #103, Holman Canyon #105, Bear Trap Ridge #107, Black Canyon #106, Sawmill #130.Show more
#4 - Summit Trail
Mount Nebo Wilderness
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 37 m
Please note: As of May 26, 2020, users have reported that part of this trail and surrounding area are currently closed. Please consult the park's website before visiting. The trail begins by winding through an aspen grove, after which it intersects with the end of Sawmill-Nebo Creek Trail #130. From this point the trail follows the crest of the ridge, passing through occasional stands of conifers and aspen. there are some places where the trail drops down into saddles and then climbs up the other side again; however this portion of the trail is fairly level. Approximately 2 1/2 miles from the trailhead there is a fence across the trail. Please be sure to close the gate after you have passed through it. Shortly after this point there is a sign indicating the head of Page Fork. Page Fork Trail #088, has been relocated from this drainage to the east drainage. It now connects with Summit Trail approximately 1 1/2 miles before it turns sharply to the west going down into Pole Canyon. There is short, steep descent into Pole Canyon soon after which you arrive at the trailhead.Show more