Yellow Fork Canyon
Submitted by members of the Back Country Horsemen of Utah


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.



Name of trail: Yellow Fork Canyon

Name of trailhead: Yellow Fork Trailhead

Property manager: Salt Lake County

Park name: Yellow Fork

Camping restrictions: No Camping

How easy is this trail: Easy: some steep climbing

Surface: Dirt, sand, dirt road, 8 miles of trail

Features: Yellow Fork Creek runs all year

Obstacles: Nothing major

Animals need to be: Reasonable condition

Hazards: None

Normal ranges of comfort Spring, early summer, fall

Current level of use: Bikers, hikers, minimal ATV

Completion of route: 1.5 to 2.5 hours

Insects: Tolerable most all the time

Directions: Southwest corner of Salt Lake County. From the North take I15 to the Riverton/Draper off ramp. This is 123rd South. Follow west for 9 miles to 6400 West in Herriman. Turn left and follow to the first stop sign. Turn right and follow to the end of the pavement. This is the Yellow Fork parking area or follow the right hand dirt road to the first picnic area and park there. The park is day use only. No potable water available.


Remember always to use your best judgement. 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.

Safe Trails !!!

 


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