Monroe Mtn Road to Upper Box Creek Reservoir (FS# 40068)

Total Miles


2802.97 ft


1 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This 6-mile trail connects the Papa Bear Poker Run 2021 Trail on the south with the Paiute ATV Trail Dry Creek Monroe Mountains Loop Trail on the north in the Fishlake National Forest. You cross Box Creek, go by the Upper Box Creek Trailhead, and go by the Upper Box Creek Reservoir. If you have a fishing license, this reservoir is a good place to fish. In early June this trail was snow-free. Some run-off made it muddy in a couple of places, but nothing bad. As you move north of the reservoir, you break out on top with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. In an area where so many trails are limited to 50" vehicles, this is a full-width trail that grants access to the northern area of the Sevier Plateau. There are great places to camp up here. You can stay 16 days without moving. There is wildlife to view, wide open areas to hike and backpack, and trails to ride and explore. 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.


Spring run-off or heavy rains will create mud in some areas, but otherwise, it's an easy trail.

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Access Description

From Marysvale, take the Papa Bear Poker Run 2021 Trail up the Monroe Road north to the Paiute ATV Trail Dry Creek Monroe Mountains Loop Trail. Turn right there, and where it dead ends, take a left to find this track.