Monte Cristo/Silva Hollow
Disclaimer: The following trail description was kindly submitted by BCHU horsemen. Use this information at your own risk. As with all horse related activities, trail riding is a sport with a considerable amount of inherent danger and risk. No guarantee is either stated or implied that you will find any of the information listed below to be accurate.
Elevation- 8800' at trail head. N 41° 25' 4.570", W 111° 31' 12.605"
Camping- Primitive Camping only. There are no facilities/no potable water. No Graze. Weed Free Hay Required. Stock Water is scarce. Fire Restrictions may be in effect. Check before you go.
Hazards: Traffic, Jeep road obstructions to prevent OHV use.
Condition of stock- Minimally fit
Best time of the year to ride- Open May - November; after thaw and before hunting season
hazards: Bugs are tolerable even in the middle of
summer. Cattle are likely in Silva
Hollow. Traffic on Wasatch Ridge is
Current level of use- Hikers: NA; Bicyclist: NA; ATV's: None on trails
Directions on the trail- The trail begins by following NF068 to the south to
the first left, taking this turnoff leads down a jeep trail into Silva
Hollow. The trail winds through Silva Hollow
to a trail to the west at N 41° 24' 44.438", W 111° 28' 50.529". Taking this trail will involve some climbing
through the aspens to top out on
Remember always to use your best judgment. Always take a moment to consider the suitability the weather, trail conditions, your horsemanship skills, the skill of those in your party, and perhaps most important...the physical and mental condition of your horses before each trip.