Lower Indian Creek


DescriptionThe Lower Indian Creek Trail #021 is 4.9 miles long (an additional 1.7 miles ar on a BLM road, total of 6.6 miles). It begins at Forest Road #104 and continues through the Forest Service Boundary onto BLM lands to intersect State Route 211 at Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument. The portion on the BLM is a road rather than a trail. This trail follows a bench along the bank of Indian Creek.

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ConditionsThis trail is prone to frequent wash-outs during and after weather events. Trail conditions vary widely with weather events and during spring runoff.  Check with the Monticello Ranger District for updated information.



Open to:  Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Motorcycle Riding

WaterWhile this trail follows Indian Creek, the creek is intermittent and not a reliable source of water. Users should carry their own water and if drinking from the creek, use a filtration system.

RestroomThere are no available restrooms

Operated byForest 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 Harts Draw Rd (Forest Road #049) approximately 12 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road #100 (Indian Creek) and travel approximately 1.1 miles to Foy Lake (Spring Lake).  At the lake turn right onto Forest Road #104 (Shay Ridge) and continue approximately 3.0 miles to Lower Indian Creek Trail #021.

Latitude37 54’ 17.0”N (37.904724 Decimal Degrees)

Longitude: 109 32’ 07.3”W (-109.535365 Decimal Degrees)

Datum: NAD 83, Position Format: Degrees Minutes Seconds (hddd mm’ss.s”)