Behind the Reef – BLM851

Total Miles
13.2

Elevation

1786.72 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

spring, summer, fall, winter

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Trail Overview

Behind the Reef is a rugged and unmaintained OHV/ATV trail within the BLM's San Rafael Swell trail system. The main trail starts at Temple Mountain Campground and passes along the N side of the swell, passing numerous slot canyon hike trailheads - Bell, Ding, Dang, Little Wildhorse, and Crack Canyons. At roughly 6.5 miles in, the character of the trails grows more rugged with a rocky climb along a ledge. Further along at mile 13, the trail changes from a high-clearance full-width trail at the intersection with BLM854. This trail passes through numerous washes and will be impacted by wet weather.

Difficulty

Intermediate

History

Additional information is available on the BLM website here: https://www.blm.gov/visit/behind-reef-trail

Technical Rating

4