Sand Hollow Trail #2043

Total Miles


1,073.71 ft


0.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

We're always on the lookout for trails in the Sand Hollow area that are wide enough for SXSs. Sometimes we arrive at one that the BLM info says is full width, only to find that it's quad or dirt bike width. This one, however, is another SXS trail. It wanders generally SE and then S from the southern end of Sand Hollow Trail #2042. Instead of staying in a wash, this trail crosses the sagebrush-covered area in the valley between the East Mesa and Sand Hollow's South Rim. The scenery is amazing, with the snow-covered peaks in the distance, the red sand/dirt hills, and the rocky walls along the many mesas. Bring your camera because much of the scenery is photo-worthy. It's a bit of a back road, so getting away from the crowds is another bonus. On the south end of 2043, you connect with the Sunshine-Temple Trails Interconnect. This area is used for cattle grazing in the wintertime, and you'll see signs of them ... hoof prints and cow poop... on the trails. Beware, you don't want to hit one or have to pay for one. Leave all gates as you find them. We always travel with recovery equipment, just in case. At a minimum, a saw, a snatch block, and a tow rope are good ideas. Beware of snakes in this area in the summertime. Starting Feb 2023, Utah is going to begin enforcement of their new law, which requires an online education course for all off-roaders. The free course is available online now. Google "Utah OHV Education Course," and the free test will pop up. It's an easy test that will only take 15-30 minutes, and it's required for all off-roaders, Jeeps, SXSs, dirt bikes, and ATVs. Kids under the age of 18 will have to take the Youth Education Test at the same site. After completing the test, print out the certificate to carry with you which shows you completed the course. We have taken it, and it's really no big deal. Good reminders about trail etiquette and trail preservation.

Photos of Sand Hollow Trail #2043

Sand Hollow Trail #2043
Sand Hollow Trail #2043


Heavy rains and snow can cause erosion in places, but the obstacles are minimal.

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Access Description

From the east side of Sand Hollow, take the Far East Access Road to Hurricane Wash to the Honeymoon Trail (Extended). Follow Honeymoon Trail to the north end of Sand Hollow Trail #2042. Follow 2042 to this trail. From Highway 7 or the west side of Sand Hollow follows the Warner Valley Dinosaur Tracks trail to the Honeymoon Trail (Extended) and turn right. Follow Honeymoon to the north end of Sand Hollow Trail #2042. Follow 2042 to this trail. You can access the south end of this trail from the Sunshine - Temple Trails Interconnect.

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