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Hook & Ladder OHV Trails
09/29/09 at 09:59:23
 
Hook & Ladder OHV Trails
The Following descriptions are courtesy of the Utah Interagency OHV Partners and S.P.E.A.R. Ride Maps. Track logs submitted by ATVUtah Forum Member.

How To Get There
Location - South East Utah.
Distance from Redwood Road and North Temple, Salt Lake City - Approximately 266 miles or five and a half hours.
Travel route - South on 1-15 to US 6 at Spanish Fork; southeast on US 6 to I-70; Take I-70 east to US 191; US 191 south through Moab to Steens Road; 29 miles south of Moab turn east onto Steens Road and continue 1.3 miles to the trailhead

Ride Description
Trailhead - Steens Road. Length- Approximately 40 miles of designated trails. Time to ride- A few hours to all day. Average speed 3mph

Difficulty -
[x] Easiest
[x] More Difficult
[x] Most Difficult
[x] Extreme

Elevation - 5,700 to 6,400 feet.

Signing - All routes are or will be signed according to the symbols on the map. Map available at trail Head Kiosk

Best season to ride- spring, late fall.

Things to see - Wildlife (antelope, deer, eagles/hawks, etc.). Trail 15 ends at the edge of the Mesa on Wilson Point overlooking Wilson Arch. To the West Looking Glass Rock (arch) can also bee seen. Trail 11 ends at the Four Fins Overlook. Trail 17 ends on the Meas directly above Wilson Arch. At the trail 3 and 1 junction you can climb the ladder to the Indian Bathtub. There are spectacular views of the many mountain ranges in all directions. Vegetation is grass, shrubs and stands of pinyon and juniper.

Services - Water, food, lodging and fuel - Available in Moab or Monticello.

Restrooms - None.

Camping - Camping is permitted on BLM administered lands.

Emergency services - This is a very remote area. There is limited cell phone coverage. It may be several hours before rescue services will be on site. Be prepared. Make sure you have a tow strap, tire repair kit and basic repair tools.

Cautions
Travel restrictions - The area is open for motorized travel. Riders are required to stay on existing roads and trails to prevent unnecessary impacts to the land.
Private land- None.

Gates - Leave all gates as you find them. If they are open, leave open. Close if closed.

Livestock - Do not harass livestock. Slow down and let them get out of the way.

Wildlife - Look, but don't disturb.

Hunting - A hunting license does not give anyone the right to travel on closed roads or trails. There are no exceptions for game retrieval on public lands.

Fire - Check with the BLM office in Moab for any open fire restrictions. You will be responsible for any damage and cost associated with a wildfire you cause.

Waste - If you packed it in, pack it out. Do not bury trash.

Special equipment needed - Bring plenty of water during the hot summer months.

Difficulty Rating as noted and color coded on the PDF and printed versions of the Hook & Ladder OHV Trails map.
Easiest (solid green circle) - Gravel or dirt surfaces which are relatively flat and wide. Generally wide enough for an ATV to pass a full-sized vehicle. May be dusty but are relatively smooth throughout with no rocks or roots protruding more than three inches above the surface.
More Difficult (solid blue square) - Loose gravel, sandy, rocky or slickrock surface. May have short sections which are narrow. Can have blind turns, steep or roller coaster grades, minor drop-offs, dust, ruts and frequent changes in riding surfaces. Occasional obstacles may strike the frame.
Most Difficult (solid black diamond) -Rocky surfaces, sharp turns, switchbacks, steep grades, narrow passages, low overhangs, ledges and large rocks. Can be slippery and muddy when wet. May have tree stumps, limbs or other debris. Machines with low ground clearance may strike or high center on obstacles. Some riders may be more comfortable using four wheel drive machines.
Extreme (solid double black diamond) - May be extremely steep and rocky with ledges and drop-offs, narrow switchbacks, boulders and uneven or unbalanced trail surfaces. May be long stretches of loose rock or deep sand on steep grades with extreme side-slopes. Some obstacles will high center most machines. Four-wheel drive is recommended. In some areas it may be necessary to walk machines over or have a helping third hand. These routes require experienced riders with a full array of good riding skills. All users should consider riding abilities and machine capabilities before attempting these routes.

The following are the electronic versions of Hook and Ladder OHV Trail Ride Map. They are NOT color coded for trail difficulty ratings.

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Have fun, ride safe, keepem wheels down, and see you at the Jamborees,
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Re: Hook & Ladder OHV Trails
Reply #1 - 11/07/09 at 00:22:07
 
This little trail system is absolutely a must do!!!!  I love it there!!!!   Grin
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