GREAT WESTERN TRAIL MAP UTAH
This new trail may eventually run all the way from Canada to Mexico, extending some 2,400 miles. So far the main portion being constructed is in Utah, with some sections now finished. Along the way is some outstanding mountain and desert scenery.
For most of its length the trail utilizes preexisting trails and roads. The trail is multiuse, with horses, mountain bikes, and motorized vehicles allowed on some segments. There will be parallel routes for different uses part of the way.
Most of the time the trail is on National Forest lands, and it passes through five of Utah’s six National Forests. A small portion is on BLM lands. Some of the route is at high elevations. Difficulty ranges from easy to strenuous.
Camping Regulations: On National Forest and BLM lands camping and campfires are allowed practically anywhere, except near recreation areas or where otherwise prohibited. It’s suggested that campsites be chosen which are well off the trail and away from water sources. No permits are required.
For Further Information: Great Western Trail Association, P.O. Box 1428, Provo, UT 84602.
UTAH CAMPING RESOURCES
ORGANIZATIONS WHICH OFFER WILDERNESS
Wasatch Mountain Club, 888 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. This outdoor recreation club schedules some backpacking and other camping trips each year.
OUTFITTERS AND GUIDES
Utah Guides and Outfitters, P.O. Box 111, Jensen, UT 84035; (801)789-4952.
Cache TrailsSchimpf, Ann and Davis, Mel. Salt Lake City: Wasatch Publishing, 1978.
High Uinta TrailsDavis, Mel. Salt Lake City: Wasatch Publishing, 1974.
The Hiker’s Guide to UtahHall, Dave. Billings, MT: Falcon Press.
Hiking the Great BasinHart, John. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.
Hiking the Southwest’s Canyon CountryHinch-man, Sandra. Seattle, WA: The Mountaineers Books.
Hiking in Zion National Park, The TrailsLine-back, Bob. Zion Natural History Association.
The Sierra Club Guide to the Natural Areas of Colorado and Utah Perry, John and Jane. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1985.
Utah’s National ParksAdkison, Ron. Berkeley, CA: Wilderness Press, 1991.
Wasatch Trails, Volume IBottcher, Betty, and Davis, Mel. Salt Lake City: Wasatch Publishing, 1973.
Wasatch Trails, Volume IIGeery, Daniel. Salt Lake City: Wasatch Publishing, 1976.
Utah Valley TrailsPaxman, Shirley and Monroe; Taylor, Gayle and Weldon. Salt Lake City: Wasatch Publishing, 1978.
INFORMATION ABOUT STATE PARK CAMPGROUNDS
Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, 1636 West North Temple, Suite 116, Salt Lake City, UT 84116; (801)538-7220.
STATE HIGHWAY MAP AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Utah Travel Council, Council Hall/Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, UT 84114; (801)538-1030.