1097

Total Miles
3.5

Elevation

1,333.38 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

1097 is a wide dirt road that starts in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area off of Highway 89 by Big Water, Utah. Although the route starts in Utah, it crosses the Arizona border after 0.9 miles as it heads south. It goes past a livestock corral and some really cool grey sandstone rock formations, with lots of cliffs in the distance. After 1.4 miles is the Wildcat Tank Trail Parking, next to the grey rock formations, where you can hike through the rock to see the hoodoos at Stud Horse Point. It's all smooth and graded up until this point and easily accessible by 2WD vehicles. After this point though, the dirt turns from red to grey, and it starts to go up some grey slick rock ledges. The first obstacle is a rock shelf that is like a ramp up, but a couple of feet high. This is also where it goes into BLM land. You'll go over the slick rock several more times, at a similar difficulty to the first obstacle. Later it goes through wash crossings that are sandy with sudden dips that require clearance. It gets sandier, but not too deep of sand. There are several intersections for other spurs and it ends at the intersection with 1098. A portion of this trail is in the Ferry Swale area of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. As of April 2024, a permit system for ORV routes within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is being developed, and ORV permits will be required in the future. Since a portion of this trail is in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, this route is designated as open to conventional vehicles, OHVs, and street-legal ATVs and dirt bikes.

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Difficulty

This is a 3 difficulty because of several slick rock ledges that are a foot tall, deeper sand in spots, and wash crossings that require clearance.

Technical Rating

3

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