Explore the most popular trails near Wendover 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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off trail
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Great scramble hike. Tried to catch the sunset but missed it.

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

My group rode ATVs the first half until we arrived at the foundations to the old shack and cellar. We then followed the mule trail to the mines to explore a bit. At that point, you can't continue up the canyon - it gets very narrow and there is a 20 foot cliff. I went up above the cave, around the cliff, and then back down into the canyon. From that point, you just follow a wash all the way to the top. Beautiful views from the top of the floating island and the entire range. There were lots of loose rocks and I wasn't in shape for the hike, but the views are worth it. On the way down, I attempted a slightly different route and kept getting cliffed out.

scenic driving
no shade
5 months ago

According to the BLM,"The Silver Island Mountains Backcountry Byway is a 54 mile long loop around the Silver Island Mountains and through Utah's Great Basin." https://www.blm.gov/visit/silver-island-mountains-bcb . I'm not sure what the 8.6 mile point to point trail is that was submitted. I drove this one with a couple friends, taking side trips to the floating island, a tungsten mine, and Lamus Peak. It's a great trip. The main road can be done with a truck, but is easier on an ATV.

10 months ago

We couldn’t make it to the lake, the washboard road was terrible!!

We got about 1/3 of the way up and it appeared parts of the track were washed out by snow melt. My basic jeep setup did not have the clearance to cross unfortunately, so we had to turn back. A Wrangler with a decent lift kit might handle it though. Beautiful desert scenery though.

off road driving
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

It is a hidden gem, not so many knows about this area. I have found this area by curiosity when i went to the speedway. The byway itself is pretty easy to drive. The adventurous in me made me explore some trails and it was a blast!! I went in with my 07 Dodge Dakota with a set of Firestone Destination M/T and did great. I will be back for sure, and this time, my wife will be with me and see why i love this state so much

hiking
Monday, December 07, 2015

Scuba dived in this lake in my youth. Had a short hike to the lake. Had to walk carrying gear to get to the lake

off road driving
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Over 100 miles on the ATV, never had to back track once. The trails around here are endless. The mountains are rugged and I had a blast exploring. I saw a few old mines, some F-16's using the range, and then completed the day by cursing around the floating Island. I made some good little hikes while out here also. One being Lumas Peak, a mean bugger to climb. The rock is sharp and unforgiving. Overall wonderful area to explore.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

paddle sports
Thursday, August 16, 2018