Photo by Andy Platt


Aspen Flat Trail

   

Closed to Mountain Biking and Motorcycle Riding from Oct 1 – May 15th

Description:

The Aspen Flat Trail #018 is 5.3 miles long. The south end of this trail is located at Forest Road #381, a small spur off of Forest Road #079 (North Creek). The north end of this trail is located at Forest Road #104 (Shay Ridge). From this trail’s north end the trail gently ascends to aspen flat, a large, relatively flat open meadow area. From this point to the southern end of the trail, it becomes significantly steeper as it ascends further before descending sharply towards Indian Creek. The trail continues to ascend and descend steeply before before leveling off just before reaching Forest Road #381.

Many trail loops can be made using this trail and other area trails. Those trails include: Red Ledges #019, Red Ledges Access Trail #160, Robertson Pasture #020 and Shay Ridge #162. To complete these loops, Forest Roads #079 (North Creek) and #354 (Jackson Ridge) are also used.

Difficulty Level:

UsageHeavy

Restrictions: Open to:  Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and Motorcycle Riding.  Closed to Mountain Biking and Motorcycle Riding from Oct 1 – May 15th.

WaterIntermittent streams and springs are located along this trail, but they are not reliable.

Users should carry water as well as systems to purify water. Users should contact the USFS for current water availability information.

Restroom: Restrooms are not available.

Operated by: Forest Service

Information CenterMonticello Ranger District (435) 587-2041

DirectionsFrom Monticello, turn west onto 200 South and stay left at the Y onto Abajo Dr., continue on North Creek (FH 49- Loop/Harts Draw).  Travel approximately 4.7 miles and turn left onto Forest Road #079 (Indian Creek).  Continue approximately 7.7 miles then turn right onto Forest Road #381 and continue to trailhead. 

Latitude: 37 50’ 03.4” (37.834281 Decimal Degrees)

Longitude: 109 30’ 53.5” (-109.514864 Decimal Degrees)