Desert Voices Nature Trail and Split Mountain Campground

MODERATE 24 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

no shade

no dogs

Directions from Jensen: Take 149 past the Quarry Visitor Center, follow signs.

8 days ago

Thoroughly pleasant. Recommend tying in would the sound of silence trail (desert voices second)

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2 months ago

Hiked with Matt Tomlinson. Nice, well maintained trail. We watched a storm roll in.

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2 months ago

This trail connects up with the slightly more scenic Sounds of Silence trail, which has its own reviews on the AllTrails website. If you do both loops, it will be a not terribly strenuous 5.5 miles. I did the loop using the connector from the Sounds of Silence trail and did not go all the way down to the Split Mountain Campground. Very well maintained and marked trail with many informational signs posted along the way, most of which suggest that conservation and protecting the wilderness is a good thing. I'm down with that.

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3 months ago

Great hike! Trail was a little difficult to follow in the beginning as it winds in and out of a creek/waterway. Trail offered beautiful views. Started out around 6pm and caught the setting sun in a lot of photos.

4 months ago

did this in the evening in april. we shared the trail with a handful of deer and wild life. my girls (9, 5, 4) loved it. beautiful.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

A hot tiring tails, but not too long that kids can make it, with a little encouragement. Took a 4,5,7 year old, and while we had lots of water breaks (bring lots!), they were able to keep going. Lots of hills.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Did this trail with my 2 and 4 year old. There isn't much shade but overall it was a great trail for the little ones and very pretty

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

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.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

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.

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Friday, June 03, 2016

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.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

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.

camping
Sunday, May 29, 2016

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.

camping
Saturday, January 14, 2012

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.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Great trail to introduce kids to hiking. Interesting, quite bit of variety. Lots of wildlife, mornings and evenings.

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