Great Western Trail
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LOCATION The main staging area for this trail is on the outskirts of Bicknell off Highway 24. You can stage at several different areas, as shown on the map. TRAIL TYPE ATV/Bike/Horse. You can do a loop, go back the way you came, or continue on to Dark Valley. DISTANCE The distance from the Velvet Ridges Staging area to the Aquarius Ranger Station is 10 miles. DIFFICULTY Moderate Moderate. The lower three miles of the trail are difficult and rough. DESCRIPTION Government Creek, Pine Creek, and Bullberry stream crossings. If you are biking, some parts are sandy, but it is not enough to cause the trail to become too difficult to ride.
EQUIPMENT This trail is designed for ATV, bicycle, and horse. ENVIRONMENT Even though this trail is maintained well, it is still wise to be aware of any potential problems that could arise due to bad weather. SAFETY Stay alert and aware of other people along the trail. Be respectful of other travelers and try to be cautious of them at all times. TRAIL TIP If you want to camp over night where there are facilities, be sure to make reservations at the Aquarius Ranger Station in advance.
|Name (Click name below to view map)||GPS||Latitiude||Longitude|
|Velvet Ridges Staging Area||N 38d18’37” W 111d31’04”||38.310278||-111.517778|
|Hatchery Road Staging Area||N 38d18’16” W 111d31’07”||38.304444||-111.518611|
|Bullberry Staging Area||N 38d16’45” W 111d29’34”||38.279167||-111.492778|
|Pine Creek Reservoir Trailhead||N 38d12’35” W 111d34’14”||38.209722||-111.570556|
|USFS Aquarius Ranger Station||N 38d11’43” W 111d34’34”||38.195278||-111.576111|
|Pine Creek Reservoir||N 38d12’05” W 111d34’04”||38.201389||-111.567778|
|Dark Valley Staging Area||N 38d10’20” W 111d34’59”||38.172222||-111.583056|