Behind the Reef - BLM851

Total Miles
13.2

Elevation

1,786.72 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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.

Photos of Behind the Reef - BLM851

Behind the Reef - BLM851
Behind the Reef - BLM851
Behind the Reef - BLM851

Difficulty

rugged OHV trail

History

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

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Bawt Net
May 26, 2024
2021 Toyota Tacoma
Open
trail is easy till you start to climb about halfway to the wild horse turn off. Going up is definitely lately a 5/10, 4/10 there after. Don't reccomend for anything stock ride height.
Gary Allison
Sep 27, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Jerin Bussio
Jun 04, 2023
SxS
Open
Normal

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