Tuerto Trail


Tuerto (5011)

Description: The Tuerto Trail #011 is 6.5 miles long. The southern end of this trail is located at Forest Road #095 (Causeway) and travels north to intersect Forest Road #104 (Shay Ridge). This trail travels from its south end, with small ascents and descents for 2 miles, before descending steeply into Tuerto Canyon and then ascending again out of the canyon. The trail continues on more gradual terrain from this point to its northern end. Trail conditions vary widely with weather events and during spring runoff. Check with the Monticello Ranger District for updated information.

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), Blue Creek-Tuerto (#014) and Blue Creek-Allen (#013). 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:

Usage: Light


Open to: Hiking and Horseback Riding.

Water: There is no water available along this trail.

Restroom: There is no restroom available.

Operated by: Forest Service

Information Center: Monticello 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 19.3 miles to Tuerto Trail #011.

Latitude: 37 49’ 56.6”N (37.832394 Decimal Degrees)

Longitude: 109 36’ 34.7”W (-109.609635 Decimal Degrees)