North Caineville Reef Road

Total Miles
11.4

Elevation

1,574.13 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall

Trail Overview

This trail is a great trail to view the west side of Factory Butte. It is incredible to see red rock, brown rock, and gray rock (and sand and silt in all of these colors). It is not traveled as often as the East side of Factory Butte, and it leads you to Cathedral Valley Road. I enjoyed this trail as there are quite a bit of unique views. The dirt can be very soft and silty to hard-packed. I would recommend staying on the main trail, as the real soft silty dirt can cause you to sink and get stuck. I passed a few tracks where some UTVs had gone off-trail, and you could tell they got stuck and had someone pull them out. The trail is fairly wide, roughly 1.5 car widths. You can easily pull over to let someone pass if needed. There are a few washes you'll be driving through that a high clearance vehicle will be needed to get through, but this can be done completely in 2WD as long as you stay on the main trail. There was one rock obstacle, but it is completely bypassable if you stick to the right.

Photos of North Caineville Reef Road

North Caineville Reef Road
North Caineville Reef Road
North Caineville Reef Road

Difficulty

Keep an eye out for larger drop offs or climbs from water runoff. They erode the trail pretty frequently. I did this in my stock 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie with no problems. There is a rock obstacle (you'll see it when you get to it) that you can climb by sticking to the left, or you can bypass by sticking to the right. I'd rate the obstacle as a 4 if you decide to climb it.

History

Old mining road from the Factory Butte mines.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

John Dickey
Sep 16, 2023
2000 Jeep Cherokee
Open
Normal
Craig Baltes
Jun 18, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard

Access Description

You can take this trail as a turn off from the Wild Horse Road Trail (this is the way i took this trail), or you can access it from the South from the Cathedral Valley Road trail.

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