Farmstead Loop Trail
Recommended Users: Equestrians, Hikers, Mountain Bikers
Length: 0.13 miles
Managing Agency: BLM
Tukupetsi Trailhead – From I-15 Exit 6 turn north onto Bluff Street. Turn left on Sunset Blvd. Continue on Sunset Blvd as it turns into Santa Clara Drive. Continue 0.5 miles past the Jacob Hamblin Home and turn left onto a gravel road that leads to the Tukupetsi Trailhead. To reach the trail, take Fishhook Trail
for 0.3 miles until intersecting with Upper Graveyard Trail
. Turn left (west) on Upper Graveyard Trail and follow it for 0.25 miles until reaching Tempi’po’op Trail. Turn right onto Tempi’po’op Trail
. Travel 2.75 miles until intersecting with Farmstead Loop Trail.
Anasazi Valley Trailhead – Follow the directions above, except continue past the Jacob Hamblin Home for 3.2 miles as Santa Clara Drive turns into Old Highway 91. Turn left on a gravel road and travel 0.3 miles to the Anasazi Valley Trailhead. To reach the trail, take Tempi’po’op Trail for 0.75 miles until intersecting with Farmstead Loop Trail.
Description: The Farmstead Loop Trail leads to an interpreted Ancestral Puebloan farmstead in the Land Hill Heritage Site within the Santa Clara/Land Hill ACEC. This trail is an accessible route as is the section of Tempi’po’op Trail leading from the Anasazi Valley Trailhead.
The farmstead was excavated by archaeologists and students from Brigham Young University in 2006 and 2007. They exposed 8 small rooms used for crop storage, and recovered various artifacts and plant and animal remains.