Silver Island Mountains Backcountry Byway (BCB)

Phone:
Address:

2370 S. Decker Lake Blvd West Valley City, UT 84119

Latitude/Longitude:
40.772206, -113.981282
Directions:
Interstate 80, Exit 4, near Wendover, Utah. Travel towards Leppy Pass, follow backcountry byway signs.
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Silver Island Mountains Backcountry Byway (BCB)

The Silver Island Mountains Backcountry Byway is a 54 mile long loop around the Silver Island Mountains and through Utah's Great Basin. The loop also provides access to explore the historic Hastings cutoff of the California National Historic Trail (made infamous by the Donner-Reed party of 1846).

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Safety

Routes may become impassable due to weather. Bring extra clothing, shelter, food, water, first aid, tools, and spare tire. Cell phone coverage may be intermittent; notify someone of your travel plans before leaving.

Weather

Temperatures can exceed 100 degrees in summer and below freezing in winter. Always come prepared with extra clothing, shelter, food, and water.

Transportation Within and Around the Area

Routes may become impassable due to weather. All motorized vehicle travel limited to open, existing routes. No cross-country vehicle travel permitted.

Other Restrictions

All motorized vehicle travel limited to existing routes. No cross-country travel permitted.

Leave No Trace

  • Come prepared.
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Leave what you find.
  • Minimize fire impacts.
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other visitors.