Lockhart Basin

Total Miles
37.7

Elevation

1,504.92 ft

Duration

6 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Lockhart Basin is way off the beaten path, incredibly rough and rocky, and borders Canyonlands National Park. It's not safe to take this one alone. Give yourself plently of time if you expect to get through it in one day. Add Lockhart Canyon for a fun overnight trip, but don't forget extra water and fuel. Hamburger Rock Campground is available for a small fee. Avoid Canyonlands National Park if you're riding an ATV or UTV.

Photos of Lockhart Basin

Lockhart Basin
Lockhart Basin
Lockhart Basin

Difficulty

Difficult. The first 2 miles is the toughest part. After that, it's mostly moderate with intermittent mildly difficult spots. Heavy rains can make it worse. After Waypoint 04, it's easier. Aggressive, stock, high-clearance 4x4 SUVs can do it with experienced driver.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Manuel Reyes Saralegui
Jun 03, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
The trail is open, but be careful. I did this with a 2 door lifted JK Rubicon on 34", meaning my car easily passes many obstacles, and still this was a very hard pass. Specially the area closer to Moab is very difficult, technical and with large rocks to pass. I don't think I would have passed with a 4door, and almost rolled at least on 2 points. And I'm a very experienced offroader. Just be careful, and don't do it alone. Had to tell a couple coming on their stock Sahara to turn around because it was going to wreck their car.
Jason Donaldson
May 27, 2024
2022 Ford Bronco
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Justin Dobbins
Apr 23, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Very scenic long trail. We went from south to north got off of 211 at 10:30 and made it to hurrah pass around 5:00 pm. The last 1.5 miles have the majority of the ledges and obstacles. Would probably be simpler to go north to south in a full-size.
Cooper Pooper
Apr 21, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Connected in from Elephant hill (canyon lands). If you are unsure of your ability I would NOT recommend going this way. I found myself faced with a descent I wasn't confident with, and the only other option back tracking 40+ miles of trail (60 miles to gas in montecello?) and taking chances with gas. If approaching from hurrah pass, this hill would be the first major obstacle encountered and an easy turn around point. All said and done, the trail is spectacular and I made it in a 2011 frontier with 33s and sliders with no damage. But it was near the max of my skills and the rigs ability.

Access Description

Follow directions for Hurrah Pass, Trail #32, and first half of Chicken Corners, Trail #58. Turn left at sign to Lockhart Basin.

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