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Fortymile Ridge Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

An undulating slickrock trail with some elevation at the beginning and a breathtaking view at the end.


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1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

87%

Runnable

4,666' 1,422 m

High

4,207' 1,282 m

Low

39' 12 m

Up

493' 150 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Commonly Backpacked · Geological Significance · Views

The access road to the trailhead is sandy with some areas requiring some clearance. Older Subaru Outback made it fine.

Description

Though many visitors will use this trail as an entry or exit for a backpacking trip through Coyote Gulch, the trail is a great day run option by itself. There isn't too much strenuous elevation gain/loss and the tread is relatively easy along grippy slickrock. Wayfinding is aided by large cairns and a good line of sight makes it relatively easy to know you're at least headed in the right direction. Unsurprisingly, this area can get unbearably hot depending on season and time of day, and there isn't any access to water so make sure to plan accordingly.

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Shared By:

Caitlin Zupancic with improvements by Zander Göpfert

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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Photos

View from atop the nearby Crack in the Wall.
Jun 11, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Heading into the canyon.
Feb 13, 2020 near Escalante, UT

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