Great Western Trail
This multiple-use trail crosses BLM and Forest Service lands in this area. The corridor provides for all uses along the same trail in some sections, and separates motorized and non-motorizes uses in other areas. Users along this section of the trail will enjoy the picturesque stands of aspen and conifer interspersed with meadows, opportunities to enjoy periods of solitude and spectacular vistas of the San Rafael Swell, Henry Mountains, LaSal Mountains and Waterpocket Fold.
Running from Mexico to Canada, this portion of the trail runs from the Fish Lake National Forest lands on Thousand Lake Mountain down Sand Creek into Torrey, then south along a county road through lands managed by the Richfield Field office near Government Peak (also known as Black Point). The trail system here is located in the Red Gate formation which marks the transition from the Basin and Range to the Colorado Plateau in this region.
The easiest place to locate the trail is by driving to the Town of Torrey and look for the access signs on the side of Highway 24 near both east and west side of town.
For more information, please contact:
Richfield Field Office
150 East 900 North
Richfield, Ut 84701
Fax (435) 896-1550