Geyser Peak
Geyser Peak
Geyser Peak
Geyser Peak Map
Geyser Peak
Equipment
This trail has been designed for ATV’s only.

Environment
The weather is generally good, just be aware of it so you are prepared.

Safety
Be sure that your ATV is no wider than 50” because of some parts of the trails and their restrictions.

Trail Tip
This is a good trail for younger riders and the perfect trail for a picnic! Take some time and enjoy the day!

Location
This trail can begin just off Highway 72 at Forsyth Reservoir (west side) or three miles up the road east from Forsyth Reservoir where there is also a trail head at Riley Springs.

Trail Type
This trail is for ATV. Some areas have 50” restrictions.

Distance
This trail is just under 11 miles long.

Difficulty  Easy
This trail is relatively easy. Some parts of the trail are al little more difficult, but can be done.

Description
This trail is mostly a maintained dirt trail. Some parts of the path are more rocky than others, but can still be easily negotiated.

Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
Name (Click name below to view map)GPSLatitiudeLongitude
Forsyth Reservoir Staging AreaN 38d31'16" W 111d31'37"38.521111-111.526944
Hwy 72 / Elkhorn Rd Junction Staging AreaN 38d30'37" W 111d31'27"38.510278-111.524167
Riley Springs Staging AreaN 38d30'33" W 111d28'49"38.509167-111.480278
Geyser Peak Trail / Elkhorn Rd JunctionN 38d30'44" W 111d28'33"38.512222-111.475833
Dispersed Camping AreasN 38d30'50" W 111d28'25"38.513889-111.473611
Hwy 72 Summit Staging AreaN 38d34'53" W 111d28'43"38.581389-111.478611
Take in the Views
Take in the Views
As you bend to the north you pass several areas where you can enjoy views into the east of Cathedral Valley, and further northeast toward the San Rafael Swell. Views go east over the Dirty Devil River and Canyonlands National Park, as the Manti La Sal Mountains near Moab. The trail descends into a long scenic valley before ascending again and turning west to Highway 72.

Get a Closer Look
As you follow the road east below Geyser Peak and it will wrap north around the peak. On this trail you'll pass through beautiful alpine forest areas of junipers, aspen, pine, and spruce.
Get a Closer Look

Do it at Your Own Pace
Do it at Your Own Pace
You can either return on this trail to the trail head or you can loop back by including the Tidwell Slopes trails on the west side of Highway 72. Their are optional trails that lead south from Riley Springs to Pole Canyon (2 miles) and Elkhorn Campground (4 miles) along the northern rim of Thousand Lakes Mountain. (50" width limitations)


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Geyser Peak