BLM Route 185

Total Miles


1,489.46 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

BLM Route 185 is a seldom-ridden dirt bike trail in the North Fruita Desert that goes through an overgrown adobe ditch on a very faint track. The trailhead on the south end has a trail marker sign and pinch point and starts going through grassy meadows on a narrow dirt single track. To follow this GPS route, you depart from the more ridden trail at an unmarked right turn and follow the trail into and out of a bunch of dirt ditches and arroyos. The trail isn't that easy to follow because much of it is overgrown with grass and bushes, so you would need a GPS track to follow to make it through this whole trail. Sometimes the arroyos split into multiple ditches, and a GPS track is helpful to know which ditch the trail is following. The dirt is pretty chopped up, and it can be a bit confusing. If you follow the GPS tracking the whole way, it ends at another trail sign in a wider and deeper rocky wash at an intersection with ATV Trail 184 that goes through this wash. This appears to be one of the less-ridden trails in the area compared to the many other well-defined single tracks in this trail system. Come ride this trail to help reclaim it back from the overgrowth.


Easy ditch trail with no obstacles, but route finding by GPS is required.

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Access Description

The North Fruita Desert has several short and easy single-track trails in the lower rolling hills, as well as harder trails on the rocky mesas that are open seasonally. There are several staging areas for this trail system, all with easy BLM camping nearby. The main staging areas are off 21 Road and 18 2/10 Road.

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