Blue Creek to Allen Trail


Description: The Blue Creek/Allen Canyon Trail #013 is 7.1 miles long. One of the longer trails in the area, this trail travels from the ponderosa pines around Forest Road #095 (The Causeway) to the low juniper shrublands around the northern end of Forest Trail #011 (Tuerto). This trail ascends Allen Canyon to the head of Tuerto Canyon, with scenic views as it crosses Forest Trail #015 (Skyline). From this high point the trail descends above Blue Creek before intersecting Forest Trail #011 (Tuerto).

Loops can be made using this trail and other area trails. The other trails which can be used to complete various loops include: Tuerto to Skyline (#457), Skyline (#015), Trough Canyon (#163) and Tuerto (#011).This trail is very steep and narrow with some rocky drop-offs and unstable surfaces. Be sure that you are comfortable in this type of terrain.

Difficulty Level



Open to:  Hiking and Horseback Riding

WaterThere is no water available on this trail

RestroomThere are no available restrooms

Operated byForest Service

Information CenterMonticello Ranger District (435) 587-2041

Directions: From Blanding, head east on Center Street and travel 0.1 miles.  Turn left (north) onto 100 E and travel 1.7 miles.  Continue onto The Causeway (#095) and travel 16.2 miles to Blue Creek/Allen Canyon Trail #013.

Latitude37 49’ 4.2”N (37.817847 Decimal Degrees)

Longitude109 34’ 49.5”W (-109.58043 Decimal Degrees)