Forshea Mountain Overlook Loop

Total Miles


2,896.36 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This track goes around on top of part of Forshea Mountain in the Fishlake National Forest, rising to an elevation of 9502 feet. It takes you to an overlook spot, where you can see for miles in every direction. To the southwest, you see Malmsten Peak (9803 feet). On the southwest corner of the loop, working clockwise around it, you will find an easy rock climb. The trail has embedded rocks, some are loose, and it's not very steep, but a bit challenging. Continuing around the loop in a clockwise direction, on the northwest and north ends, the trail narrows a bit as it goes through the aspen trees, and there are some rock obstacles that are between 12 and 18" in places. It is narrow in places with tight corners, but our 72" SXS made it through. There are amazing places up here in the grassy meadows surrounded by aspen trees that would be great tent camping places in the summertime. Forshea Mountain is covered with sunflowers. The Forest Service sign says it was seeded in 1950, and over the past 73 years, the flowers have spread over a large part of the mountain. On top, the cactus were in bloom as well. In February of 2023, Utah began enforcement of a new law, which requires an online education course for all off-roaders. The free course is available online. Google "Utah OHV Education Course," and the free test will pop up. It's an easy test that will only take 15-30 minutes, and it's required for all off-roaders, Jeeps, SXSs, dirt bikes, and ATVs. Kids under the age of 18 will have to take the Youth Education Test at the same site. After completing the test, print out the certificate to carry with you which shows you completed the course. We have taken it, and it's really no big deal. Good reminders about trail etiquette and trail preservation.

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Forshea Mountain Overlook Loop
Forshea Mountain Overlook Loop


Most of this trail is easy, but the rocky hill climb and narrow areas through the trees with obstacles earn it a 3.

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Access Description

From Marysvale, take the Papa Bear Poker Run 2021 trail southeast from the bridge over the Sevier River, and follow that to this trail.

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