BLM Route 174

Total Miles
9.2

Elevation

1563.08 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

BLM Route 174 is primarily a pipeline access trail that runs from 21 Road to 16 Road. It can be used as a connector between these two points, however, not many opportunities exist for camping, parking, or OHV access along this route. It begins immediately North of a natural gas refinery area, and runs East-West through several moderate washes, with some fairly steep ascents/descents. Camping is primarily only available within the 18 Road general area of the North Fruita Desert Area. Continuing West past 18 Road you will encounter a brief rocky hill to climb before continuing on mostly dirt road. This route passes briefly through private lands, where you will encounter a BLM gate at mile 8. Continuing past this point you will be on a much wider dirt/gravel road following the power line out to 16 Road. Stick only to the previously disturbed track. Pack out what you pack in.

Difficulty

Mostly dirt and gravel surface up and over several hills, and through several washes. Monitoring of weather conditions is strongly advised before travel.

Technical Rating

3