Nephi Pasture Road BLM556-K3600

Total Miles
9.4

Elevation

1,828.33 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Nephi Pasture Road is a 9.5-mile point-to-point trail. Nephi Pasture Road provides access to the west side of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and traverses the Wygaret Terrace. It also provides access to a network of roads traversing varied terrain, from sandy, open sagebrush flats to pinion-juniper forests. The Nephi Pasture area features several loop drives with views of Timber Mountain and the White and Vermilion Cliffs. The western end of the trail starts at the Nephi Pasture Staging Area with plenty of parking for rigs and trailers. The road consists of mostly hard-packed dirt and sand, which can be deeper crossing washes. Once into the interior of the National Monument, cell phone coverage is limited to trails close to Highway 89.

Difficulty

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

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

From the traffic light in Kanab, drive about 9 miles east on Highway 89 (to MM55). Turn left onto Johnson Canyon Road. Drive north 9.5 miles and turn right onto Nephi Pasture Road (556). At the road junction, there is a large pull-out on the right for parking and unloading trailers. Use caution-this area is extremely sandy.

Popular Trails