Sam’s Mesa Trail
The Roost Rd. is a B Class road that will take you to the staging point on the Sam’s Mesa Rd.
Depending on the road conditions you can drive a truck to staging area. After that point it is recommended that only ATV’s and experienced OHV riders do the trail.
The distance from the Roost Rd. staging area to the Mesa Towers Overlook is 15 miles.
For an ATV this trail is EASY. For OHV’s it is MODERATE with some difficult parts.
The whole area is BLM land. The trail is sandy with some rocky spots.
This trail is designated for ATV, and experienced Jeep riders.
Check the weather conditions, but this trail is pretty good in all weather that you would want to be out in.
Make sure that you only go out there in anything but an ATV if you are experienced. This way you will continue to be safe on the trails.
Be careful where you ride because there is some wilderness study areas out there. The areas are well marked, so pay attention to the signs.
TRAIL COORDINATES / POINTS OF INTEREST
|Name (Click name below to view map)||GPS||Latitiude||Longitude|
|Roost Rd/Sams Mesa Rd Junction||N 38d15’58” W 110d16’06”||38.266111||-110.2683|
|Sams Mesa Staging Area||N 38d11’27” W 110d19’23”||38.190833||-110.323056|
|Happy Canyon Overlook||N 38d09’55” W 110d20’42”||38.165278||-110.345|
|Mesa Towers Overlook||N 38d10’19” W 110d25’21”||38.171944||-110.4225|
|Sams Mesa Canyon Overlook||N 38d11’41” W 110d23’15”||38.194722||-110.3875|
|North Mesa Overlook||N 38d12’03” W 110d23’11”||38.200833||-110.386389|
|Sams Mesa Drill Site||N 38d11’48” W 110d21’58”||38.196667||-110.366111|
Take in the views
Get up close and personal with the historic old west. You can walk where old cowboys walked and see what they saw. Its now wonder infamous outlaws such as Butch Cassidy made areas like this their hide outs. Not only would a cabin be difficult to find, but also the views are incredible.
Get a closer look
There are 2 pinnacles of rock on the Mesa where the road will cut right through them. From the mesa the Dirty Devil river is in a canyon just the west. The Panorama Point inside the Glen Canyon Recreation Area looking opens up to an incredible view and place to explore.
Do it at your own pace