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Bull Mountain Road Scenic Backway, Utah
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Description: The remote and rugged Henry Mountains were the last range to be explored and named in the continental United States. This road climbs up to 10,500 feet, penetrating the heart of the Colorado Plateau country. Along the entire route are multihues hills, red cliffs, and stark badlands, all rising to deep forests and grassy meadows. There is one campground just north of Bull Creek Pass, and another west of the Pass. This route offers the unusual opportunity to view the bison herd that roams in this area. Another interesting activity here is hunting for petroglyphs and other artifacts of the Fremont, who lived in this area hundreds of years ago, but do not remove or deface any artifacts. You may fish in South Creek, but by and large, water is scarce in this area. Hiking and camping throughout this area is unrestricted, but be sure to bring good maps and let someone know where you plan to go.

Location: From Hanksville, go 20 miles south on UT-95 to reach the Backway. The road goes west to McMillan Springs then loops east to UT-276. One way trip is 68 miles and takes six or seven hours.

Address: Bureau of Land Managment
Henry Mountains Field Station
380 South 100 West
Hanksville, UT  84734
Phone: (435) 542-3461

Season: closed in winter

Fee: no

Reservations: no
Activities
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 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: This road is narrow and rough; high clearance vehicles are recommended. After wet weather and in the winter, the road becomes impassable.
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