Clay Deposit Road-FR30274

Total Miles
8.3

Elevation

2,101.14 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Clay Deposit Road-FR30274 is a 6.4-mile trail rated 2 of 10 located in the Dixie National Forest in the Pine Valley Ranger District. This trail is one of several used to loop around Maple Ridge and Lost Peak. It is generally accessed from the parking area at the Enterprise Reservoir by using Colie Flats Trail-FR30003. The trail is a dirt track that winds through low scrub and pinyon pines. During the spring months, some of this area can be quite green. Several small creeks cross the track which typically will be dry most of the year. The southern end of this trail traverses the slope of Greek Peak which rises above 6,800 feet. Upon crossing the Dixie National Forest boundary, the trail is also known as Slaughter Road. To the west of the road is the Slaughter Creek Wilderness. The rugged terrain of the Bull Valley Mountains typifies the core area with steep-sided canyons and mountain peaks composed of Miocene age volcanic lava flows, ash-fall tuffs, and mudflow breccias. It is densely covered with pinyon pine, Utah juniper, manzanita, and scrub oak. Visitors to this area will experience scenic vistas and outstanding opportunities for backpacking, horseback riding, and primitive camping. This part of Washington County is rugged and remote. Visitors should plan carefully and be prepared for backcountry travel conditions. This trail is not recommended during winter months as snow tends to accumulate above 5,000 feet.

Difficulty

This is a county dirt road with infrequent or light maintenance after rain or snow. High-clearance light-duty 4WD is recommended.

Technical Rating

2

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