Blue Creek to Tuerto Trail


Description: The Blue Creek-Tuerto Trail #014 is 2.8 miles long. This trail proceeds from its west end off of Tuerto Trail #011 to the east end at Shay Ridge Trail #162. This trail has very steep sections at both its east and west ends. In between this trail covers scenic terrain including stands of aspen.

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), Tuerto (#011) and Blue Creek-Allen (#013). This trail has some very steep, narrow and rocky drop-offs. Be sure that you are comfortable in this type of terrain. While open to horses, riding horses is not recommended. Forest Trail #212 (Bob Park Peak) can be used to bypass the steep drop-offs at the east end of the trail.

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Open to:  Hiking and Horseback Riding

WaterWater is unavailable on this trail. Users should carry water.

RestroomThere is no restroom available.

Operated byForest Service

Information CenterMonticello Ranger District (435) 587-2041

DirectionsFrom 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 19.3 miles. Turn right onto Tuerto Trail #011 and travel about 3.5 miles to Blue Creek-Tuerto Trail

Latitude37 51’ 23.5”N (37.85652 Decimal Degrees)

Longitude:109 35’ 6.1”W (-109.585019 Decimal Degrees)