Dark Valley Trail
LOCATION The staging area for this trail is at the Ranger station between Bicknell and Loa, or you can stage at the Great Western Trail. TRAIL TYPE ATV/Jeep/4WD and pick up. Be aware that there are different types of vehicles that do this trail often. DISTANCE This trail length can very depending of what you decide to do. Recommended loop is 20 miles long. DIFFICULTY Moderate Moderate. The Dark Valley Shelf trail are difficult and ATV/OHV ONLY! There are no width restrictions anywhere on the trail. DESCRIPTION This trail can have pot holes and trees that have blown over across the path. Most of the the time the trail is good and clear.
EQUIPMENT This trail has been designed for ATV, Jeep, 4WD or truck. ENVIRONMENT The weather varies greatly and will affect the road conditions greatly. Be sure to check the Visitors Center before starting out on your tour. SAFETY It would be beneficial to you if you take something up that could help you clear away brush and trees that have fallen on the trail. TRAIL TIP There is some private property located on this trail and so it is important to respect the people who own it by staying away. In case of emergency contact the ranger station.
|Name (Click name below to view map)||GPS||Latitiude||Longitude|
|USFS Aquarius Ranger Station||N 38d11’43” W 111d34’34”||38.195278||-111.576111|
|Dark Valley Staging Area||N 38d10’20” W 111d34’59”||38.172222||-111.583056|
|Dark Valley Shelf Trail||N 38d06’14” W 111d36’00”||38.103889||-111.6|
|Blue Lake||N 38d04’57’ W 111d34’15”||38.0825||-111.570833|
|Purple Lake||N 38d04’23” W 111d34’22”||38.073056||-111.572778|
|Boulder Top Trail||N 38d02’55” W 111d34’22”||38.048611||-111.572778|
|Boulder Creek Trail||N 38d02’45” W 111d34’40”||38.045833||-111.577778|