Eightmile Canyon

Total Miles
5.9

Elevation

2,106.98 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This beautiful out-and-back trail starts in the valley with a water crossing. Then it heads across the valley and up into one of the canyons. The mountain and valley views in this area are unbeatable. Antelope can be spotted running in the valley, and birds dart in and out of the scrub brush. Besides the water crossing, the trail is smooth gravel the whole way. Near the end, the trail narrows with nowhere to allow oncoming to pass. There is a network of OHV trails up in these mountains. The main staging area for the OHV network above is at the end of the trail. There's a nice pit toilet, and continuing further past this point provides some excellent dispersed camping spots nestled into the trees. Even in early July, some of these trails may be impassable due to snowpack and debris. There is one bar of Verizon LTE in the open valley below. No cell service back in the mountains at the end of the trail.

Difficulty

The water crossing is deep and needs to be taken with caution. This area has a network of trails and there are some that bypass the water crossing and link up with Eight Mile. The end of the trail is narrow with nowhere to pass oncoming traffic. There is no winter maintenance.

Technical Rating

3

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