Anderson Creek is a high elevation trail with some spots above 9,500 feet. This beautiful trail has several water crossings that can very depending on run off. This trip has many scenic overviews and will consist of high elevation forest two track roads with a mid-point assent up a tight rough boulder covered mountain trail with steep climbs, multiple stops along the way for sight seeing.
The trail departs Vernal Rod and Gun Club and travels north on 2500 West to forest service line then follows two track forest roads along the rim of Ashley Gorge for many overlooking opportunities, then travels on to a short stop at Oaks Park Reservoir (primitive restrooms there), then travels to Anderson creek crossing it several times stopping for lunch at the abandon coper smelter and passing several historic cabins from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. The trail then traverses up a boulder covered pass (snow drifts likely) to the top of Dyer peak 10,000’ and back down to FSR 018 to Taylor mountain road and back to Vernal.
**Due to high snow conditions this trail maybe rerouted**
Minimum of 1 locker recommended.
Dense trees, high elevated mountain & gorge overlooks. Old deserted cabin and smelter.
Two-track roads, boulders, and rocky dirt roads, water crossings are likely.
Min Tire Size: 33 inches
Front Locker: No
Rear Locker: Yes