Widow Maker Pass

Total Miles
7.3

Elevation

623.74 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

After you enter the gate you go through a little sand and take a left and head to the Sawtooth Mountains. Continue on the trail past the Entering Monument Lands Ironwood Forest National monument. Wonderful scenery as you travel an easy trail. After you seem to be clearing the mountains you will go right and go up a steep incline (Widow Makers Pass) stop at the top and look at the view. After going down the pass you have many off-shoot trails you can explore all with different degrees of difficulty. On our trip, we saw some Wild Cat scat and prints. This is a stunning area and not very traveled so take your time and enjoy.

Photos of Widow Maker Pass

Widow Maker Pass
Widow Maker Pass
Widow Maker Pass

Difficulty

The only reason I gave this trail an 4 rating is because of the steep climb up the pass.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Scott Rowan
Mar 26, 2024
2021 CF-Moto CFORCE 800
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
The southeastern side of Widow-maker pass is quite steep, 4wd required. Be careful!
Scott Rowan
Mar 04, 2024
2021 CF-Moto CFORCE 800
Open
Normal
Absolutely beautiful quintessential desert landscape Most difficult part is the eastern side of the pass…. Very steep. Need to be careful to stay even otherwise rolling would be a huge risk, with questionable survivability Topheavy ATVs could be alot of extra risk too, especially descending Ran over some random barbed wire, hidden in a pile of sticks, by flying crown ranch. Had to go buy a bolt cutter to free myself up
Kenneth Franklin
Feb 21, 2024
4x4
Open
Mike Grenier
Dec 28, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Steep climb on the East side of the saddle.

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