Hammond Canyon Trail


Hammond Canyon (5012)

Description: The Hammond Trail #012 is 6.4 miles long. The trailhead is located at Forest Road #088 (Elk Ridge) at Little Notch. The trail follows Hammond Canyon passing its many side canyons and sandstone rock spires, to an intersection with Forest Trails #166 (Posey) and #005 (Cream Pots).

This trail can be combined with Forest Trails #166 (Posey) and #005 (Cream Pots) as well as South Elk Ridge Road (#088) and South Elks Road (#092) to create overnight backpacking loops or one-way through hikes.

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 and Horseback Riding.

Water: A perennial stream provides water in Hammond Canyon, but users should carry water as well as systems to purify water. Users should contact the USFS for current water availability information.

Restroom: A restroom is located at the beginning of this route off of South Elk Ridge Rd.

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 #092 and travel 14.6 miles. Slight right onto Elk Ridge Road #088 and travel 2.0 miles to Hammond Canyon Trail #012.

Latitude: 37 41’ 38.4”N (37.693989 Decimal Degrees)

Longitude: 109 48’ 39.2”W (-109.810899 Decimal Degrees)