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Shay Ridge Trail



Description: The Shay Ridge Trail #162 is 5.0 miles long. It begins at Forest Road #104 (Shay Ridge) and ends at Forest Road #354 (Jackson Ridge). The trail travels through pine, fir and aspen forests and provides outstanding views of the surrounding canyon country. Several sections of the trail are exposed.

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 Aspen Flat #018. To complete these loops, Forest Roads #079 (North Creek) and #354 (Jackson Ridge) are also used.

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Open to: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Motorcycle Riding, Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide

WaterBring your own water for day trips

RestroomNo restrooms are available

Operated by: Monticello Ranger District (435) 587-2041

Information Center: Monticello Ranger District (435) 587-2041

Directions: From Monticello, turn west onto 200 South and stay left at the Y onto Abajo Dr., continue on North Creek (FH 49- Loop/Harts Draw) approximately 12 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road #100 (Spring Lake) and travel approximately 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road #104 (Shay Ridge) and travel approximately 6 miles to Shay Ridge Trail #162 located on your left.

Latitude: 37 52’ 59.7” (37.883236 Decimal Degrees)

Longitude: 109 33’ 45.7” (-109.562684 Decimal Degrees)