Gooseberry Trail


Gooseberry Trail

Description: The Gooseberry Trail #445 is 3.3 miles long. This trail connects Forest Road #094 (East Gooseberry) and Forest Road #106 (South Cottonwood). This trail is very steep and rocky. It can be slippery following rain/snow events. This trail can be combined with Elk Ridge Road (#088), Forest Trail #010 (Chimney Park/Horse Flat) and South Cottonwood Road (#106) to create a loop.

This trail and #010 (Chimney Park/Horse Flat) include steep sections which maybe problematic for novice horseback and motorized vehicle riders. Please use caution, know your limits and respect them.

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

Difficulty Level:

Usage: Medium


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

Water: Bring your own water for day trips.

Restroom: Vault toilet located off the North Elk Ridge Road near the Gooseberry Guard Station, which is next to the trailhead.

Operated by: Forest Service

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

Directions: From Blanding, travel south on US-191 for approximately 3.9 miles. Turn right onto UT-95 and continue approximately 6.3 miles. Turn right onto South Elks Road #092 and travel approximately 19.9 miles. Turn right onto Elk Ridge Road #088 and travel approximately 13.8 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road #094 and continue 0.4 miles to Gooseberry Trail #445 located on your right.

Latitude: 37 49’ 25.3” (37.823694 Decimal Degrees)

Longitude: 109 46’ 01.7” (-109.767139 Decimal Degrees)