Lost Spring Mesa BLM 2100

Total Miles
16.0

Elevation

1,741.00 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Lost Spring Mesa BLM 2100 is a 16.3-mile (one-way) out-and-back trail across the mesa to Lost Spring Mountain at 5,700 feet. This is a 3 of 10 rated dirt and rock trail that consists of flat plains dirt track and a single wide rocky shelf road climb to the top of the mesa, with a sand and dirt flat single track across the mesa. The ascent up the side is fairly easy with several rocky sections. Near the top of the climb are a couple of dry wash crossings that can be a little more difficult if there has been severe weather during the season. At 11.4 miles, make sure to bear southwest; continuing straight will lead to private property and a locked gate. As you proceed west on the trail there are several side trails to the south that provide panoramic views of the Kanab Plateau. The one on this track will take you to a scenic view and also to one of the largest balancing rocks in the area. The first major scenic overlook is when the trail reaches the west end of the mesa and turns north. Continuing north, a favorite stop of locals is at an ancient Indian water glyph, a large carving on the flat surface of the rock at the rim's edge (36.95619, -113.16819). Continue on to the end of the trail at the Lost Spring Mountain for views of Little Creek Mesa and Zion mountains to the north. Cellphone coverage should be available from most major carriers with limited dead spots. The nearest services are in Colorado City.

Photos of Lost Spring Mesa BLM 2100

Lost Spring Mesa BLM 2100
Lost Spring Mesa BLM 2100

Difficulty

The trail consists of loose rocks, dirt, and sand with some slick rock surfaces, mud holes possible, and no steps higher than 12 inches. 4WD is required and aggressive tires are a plus. This trail is not recommended after heavy rains.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

Take Highway 389 out of Colorado City east and turn right on Clayhole Road (Road 5). As Clayhole Road turns south, continue straight. The trailhead begins at the south end of the airport.

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