Reservoir Canyon Trail


Description: The Reservoir Canyon Trail #008 is 1.7 miles long. It begins at Forest Trail #164 (Vega Creek) and ends at Forest Road #096 (Maverick Point). The trail drops steeply into a canyon along North Cottonwood Creek, an intermittent stream.

This trail is intersected by Forest Trail #074 (Vega Canyon) which is open to motorcycles and non-motorized users only.

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

Difficulty Level: This trail drops 1,148 feet in a little over a mile and a half.

Usage: Light


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

Water: Water is only seasonally available from North Cottonwood Creek. 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 Monticello, turn west onto 200 South and stay left at the Y onto Abajo Dr., continue on North Creek (FH 49- Loop/Harts Draw) and travel approximately 4.7 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road #079 (Indian Creek) and continue approximately 17.3 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road #095 (Causeway) and continue approximately 14.2 miles. Turn right onto Vega Creek Trail #164 and travel 6.2 miles to Reservoir Canyon Trail #008.

Latitude: 37 54’ 18.9”N (37.905248 Decimal Degrees)

Longitude: 109 38’ 30.1”W (-109.641693 Decimal Degrees)