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Bulldog Trail (504)

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This enjoyable downhill jaunt alternates between smooth, mellow terrain and maddeningly huge ruts.


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5.0

Miles

8.1

KM

92%

Runnable

8,141' 2,481 m

High

6,951' 2,119 m

Low

154' 47 m

Up

1,222' 372 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Wildlife

Description

There is a tangled mass of spaghetti-like trails in this southeast corner of Manti La Sal National Forest. The Bull Dog Trail is a good choice for folks looking for a straight-shot descent from the South Peak area to Highway 191 and nearby Devils Canyon Campground.

The Bulldog Trail (also called 504) branches off the 0084 fire road and heads south. The downhill running is gentle at first, passing through wooded sections and occasional pretty aspen groves. Substantial erosion has gouged some runner-eating troughs in this trail. When not negotiating these tricky spots, the trail becomes more mellow and enjoyable, dropping at a steady gradient. The smoother sections are a bit monotonous as you wind through dense forest.

Although there are fewer turn-offs and confusing trail junctions on this trail than others in this area, towards the bottom you need to be careful to stay on the right track. Some paths dead-end in campsites and others send you into the wrong drainage. Use the Trail Run Project mobile app to stick to the right trail. A final short uphill climb at the end brings you back to civilization with a bit of a view before the trail terminates at Alkali Pt. Road.

Fall colors are pretty here, but be sure to wear orange during hunting season as this area is popular with motorized hunting parties.

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Entering a little aspen grove on Bulldog Trail.
Oct 10, 2016 near Monticello, UT
Pretty fall colors along some sections of the Bulldog Trail.
Oct 12, 2016 near Blanding, UT

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