Cream Pots Trail


Cream Pots (5005)

Description: The Cream Pots Trail #005 is 1.4 miles long. It begins at Forest Road #399 and ends at the intersection of Forest Trail #012 (Hammond Canyon) and Forest Trail #166 (Posey Trail). This trail is often used to access the Hammond Canyon and Posey Trails from Forest Road #399. This trail descends steeply from Forest Road #399 to the trail junction at the bottom of Hammond Canyon.

Forest Road #399 is a rough, sometimes impassable dirt road. There are tight turns with steep drop-offs along this road. Users may prefer to park on Elks Road (Forest Road #311) and travel from there along Forest Road #399 2.6 miles to the Cream Pots Trailhead.

Trail conditions vary widely with weather events and during spring runoff. Check with the Monticello Ranger District for updated information.

Difficulty Level: 250ft of elevation loss from Forest Road #399 to intersection with Hammond Canyon (#012) and Posey Trail (#166).

Usage: Medium


Open to: Hiking and Horseback Riding.

Water: Water is generally available in Hammond Canyon and along Cream Pots Trail but use of a filtration system is recommended. Users should carry water as well as systems to purify water. Users should contact the USFS for current water availability information.

Restroom: There is no restroom available.

Operated by: Forest Service

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

Directions: From Blanding, head south on US-191 S/S Main St and travel 3.9 miles. Turn right onto UT-95 N and travel 6.3 miles. Turn right onto Co Rd 228/Cottonwood and travel 4.9 miles. Slight left to stay on Co Rd 288/Cottonwood and travel 0.4 miles. Continue onto South Elks Road #50092 and travel 9.3 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road #55399 and travel 2.8 miles to Cream Pots Trail #5005.

Latitude: 37 41’ 39.3”N (37.694258 Decimal Degrees)

Longitude: 109 43’ 4.3”W (-109.717856 Decimal Degrees)