Oak Basin (FS# 40144)

Total Miles
2.1

Elevation

2,431.92 ft

Duration

0.3 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Oak Basin is a beautiful location in southern Utah, accessible only to off-roaders and hikers. You come up out of the City Creek Canyon and enter this expansive, gorgeous valley teeming with oak brush. In the fall, the colors in this area will be amazing. There is plenty of feed and water, so wildlife viewings are likely. There are a couple of places where even in late June there was water running on or near the trail. And there is a water tank for livestock, so this area is used for grazing as well. You move in and out of forests, and travel along in the shadow of the majestic mountains to the north and west. This trail also is part of Paiute Side Trail 34. Don't forget, to off-road in UT you need to have the online education course certificate as well as the OHV sticker.

Difficulty

This is an easy trail with no obstacles.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

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Access Description

From Marysvale, take the Old Hwy 89 road, which is paved, west from Hwy 89 just south of Lizzie & Charlie's RV Park. It runs south to South Thompsonville Road. Go left on South Thompsonville and follow it to Marysvale to Piute Reservoir Dam Trail, which is also Old Hwy 89. Go south on Old Hwy 89 (Piute Reservoir Dam Trail) until you reach Fallen Tree Gulch. Use Fallen Tree Gulch to access the Powerline Trail. Follow Powerline to Hwy 153. Take a left on 153 to City Creek Canyon Trail. Go up through the Canyon to this track. From Junction, UT, go west on Hwy 153 to City Creek Canyon. Follow City Creek to this trail.

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