U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
The Battleships Trail
Watch out for high speed bikers! Bring your camera, your video camera, sturdy hiking boots, and lots of water and as summer temperatures can be well above 100 degrees. The trail is best hiked in the mornings or late afternoon during the hot summer days. Make sure and take a map with you. There is a large rock cairn at a trail intersection where the mountain bike trail separates and heads to the north and the hiking trail continues to travel east.
Travel north on Vernal Avenue (UT Hwy 191) for about 15 minutes. As you pass Red Fleet State Park and travel through a gap in a beautiful sandstone ridge.Just after the entrance to the Simplot mine there is a paved road heading east (Donkey Flats road). Turn onto this road and travel approximately two miles until you come to the restrooms and trailhead on the south side of the road. Park at the trailhead and look for the trail entrance across the paved road and slightly to the west. Follow the trail markers (stone cairns and white paint). This trail starts as Jboy and is a shared use trail with hiking and mountain biking. Follow the Jboy trail until you come to a hiking sticker and an arrow to the right, this takes you onto the Battleships hiking trail.
For more information contact the Recreation staff at the Vernal Field Office (435) 781-4400.