THIS MAP SHOULD BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SAN RAFAEL COUNTRY TRAVEL GUIDE. The travel guide can be picked up at one of Emery County's museums or places of tourism. You can also download the guide from the following web address: http://www.emerycounty.com/travel/brochures/roadslesstraveled.pdf. DISCLAIMER Emery County IT Department assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in these materials. While the data has been tested for accuracy and content, Emery County disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or correctness of the data. Emery County makes no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, or other items contained within these materials. In no event shall Emery County become liable to users of this data, or any other party, for any loss or damages, consequential or otherwise, including but not limited to time, money, or goodwill, arising from the use, operation or modification of the data. In using this data, users further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Emery County for any and all liability of any nature arising out of or resulting from the lack of accuracy or correctness of the data, or the use of the data. In addition, the information on this map is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of Emery County in the future. CAUTION All trails may contain potential hazards. Only continue on a trail if you feel comfortable with the required skill level and the trail hazards will not overwhelm your current abilities. Some of these hazards may include: exposure to elements for long lengths of time, ledges, river crossings, slick rock, quick sand, steepness, elevation, wildlife, and keeper pools. Types of hazards are not limited to this list. Most of this area is subject to high intensity summer storms and periods of high spring run-off that can significantly change the character of trails. The difficulty shown on the map was best information at time of printing. Never travel in high mountain or remote areas alone. Always tell someone where you are going, and the time you expect to return. Stick to the trail. Always give yourself plenty of time to complete a trail. Don't be too proud to turn back if time or daylight is running out. Dress properly for the season and be prepared for unexpected weather changes. TRAIL SEASON Except for heavy snow years, much of the area can be traveled year-round. The exception is the Manti-Lasal National Forest trails, which are only accessible from late spring until late fall. Hiking is permissible on all trails unless otherwise noted. LOCAL LAND MANAGING AGENCIES CONTACT INFORMATION UTAH BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) 125 S 600 WEST, PRICE, UT 84501 (435) 636-3600 EMERY COUNTY PUBLIC LANDS 754 E MAIN ST, CASTLE DALE, UT 84513 (435) 381-3556 MANTI-LA SAL NATIONAL FOREST 599 W PRICE RIVER DRIVE, PRICE, UT 84501 (435) 637-2817 EMERY COUNTY IT / GIS DEPARTMENT 75 E MAIN ST, CASTLE DALE, UT 84513 (435) 381-3590 SHARE THE TRAIL Many trails are open for use by more than one type of trail user. Multiple use trails are successful when users cooperate and abide by the rules. Conflicts can be avoided by all users showing courtesy to each other and following an ethic by which all users work together to Share The Trail. Trail Courtesy calls for Cyclists to yield to Horses and Hikers; and for Hikers to yield to Horses. LEAVE NO TRACE Plan Ahead and Prepare, Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces, Dispose of Waste Properly, Leave What You Find, Minimize Campfire Impacts, Respect Wildlife, Be Considerate of Other Visitors. Please learn, practice, and pass on Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics. Following these principles will help protect precious back-country resources. For more information on Leave No Trace, call (800) 332-4100, or visit www.LNT.org. Important OHV Laws to Remember OHVs must have a current registration to operate on public land. OHV operators 8 to 16 years old must have a Utah safety certificate or a drivers license to drive on public land. OHV users under 18 years of age must wear a safety approved and fastened helmet. A whip flag must be attached to the OHV when on a designated sand dune area. No one under 8 years old is allowed to operate an OHV on public land. For more information, contact: (800) OHV-RIDE, www.stateparks.utah.gov. BLM Price Field Office cooperated on the development of this map but " No Warranty is made by BLM as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the data for individual or aggregate use with other data" IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 911. IMPORTANT INFORMATION The San Rafael Swell and vicinity is a region of untamed beauty and ruggedness. According to the latest Bureau of Land Management’s San Rafael Route Designation Plan, there are over 2000 miles of roads open to motorized transportation in the San Rafael Swell. Ranging from single track motorcycle/bicycle routes to wild and challenging 4x4 routes. Many routes are so well maintained that travel is possible even for passenger cars. This travel brochure focuses on various routes accessible by nearly any carefully driven standard highway vehicle, though some areas are certainly inappropriate for large RVs. While service is available in the communities surrounding The Swell, there are NO services in The Swell, and cell phone service may be spotty. Therefore, before you travel, please review the following PRECAUTIONS: • This is a desert. Summertime temperatures can be extreme, and humidity is often in the single digits. These conditions can be life threatening if proper preparation is not considered. Water is critical, take as much as you possibly can. Drink often. Dehydration can cause head and body aches and in extreme cases death. That would certainly ruin your vacation. • Take only vehicles in good operating condition. • Have a spare tire, jack and lug wrench. Know how to use them. • Start your trip with a full tank of fuel. Calculate the distance you will be driving to ensure you have enough fuel for your return trip. Pack additional fuel (recommended safe fuel storage container) if you are not sure of your calculations or you have not traveled this area prior. • Most roads have blind corners and may be narrow. Drive accordingly. You may not be able to see traffic traveling the opposite direction. • Toilet facilities are few, and far between. Toilet paper may come in handy. Pack out all paper and solid waste even if described as biodegradable. It may cause health risks to the local animals. • Avoid travel in storms. While most roads detailed here are easily traveled when dry, wet roads can be impossible even for a rugged 4x4. Dry wash crossings can quickly flood and become impassable. If caught in a storm, it is recommended you wait it out, desert roads usually dry out quickly. • Drive reasonable speeds. Especially on downhill grades. Curves on the dirt roads can be dangerous with excess speed due to loose dirt and gravel. Roads can change with each passing storm. Watch for cattle, large rocks, road wash-outs. Be prepared for ANYTHING. • Leave gates the way you found them-If the gate was closed, then close it behind you. • STAY ON ROADS!!! This is critical! Offroad travel has resulted in many roads being closed to all vehicles. Please help keep the roads open for everyone! This guide is intended to provide you with accurate information to assist you in visiting this region. However, it cannot predict changing road conditions, weather, road obstacles, road closures, driver error, mechanical failure or any other number of variables. Use this and other brochures, maps and/or books with discretion and common sense. DO NOT: Vandalize signs, throw garbage into pit toilets, litter, harass livestock or wildlife, vandalize, make etchings in or touch ancient (sacred) Native American rock art panels, steal artifacts or vertebrate fossils which will lessen the experience for those who visit after you. Most of these things, in addition to being highly inconsiderate, are also illegal. Finally, please use common sense. If you observe illegal activities, dangerous road conditions (wash-outs, rock slides, etc.), or if you are in need of assistance, please call the Emery County Sheriff’s office or the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as soon as possible. Thank you, we hope you enjoy your experience in San Rafael Country.
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