Orville Cutoff

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Orville Cutoff is a 1.7-mile moderate connecting trail between the Bad Medicine Canyon and Orville's Loop, north of Jack Handle. The trail travels a narrow shelf road as you make your way up to one of the taller ridgelines in the area. The road is steep, rough, rocky, and generally only one vehicle wide the entire length. There are several wide areas to pass oncoming traffic, but backing up a short distance might be required. Take caution along this trail as it crosses several deep washouts reinforced with rebar and railroad ties. They are considerably narrow for full-size vehicles. If narrow roads make you uneasy, avoid this trail. The trail is suitable for stock high clearance 4x4s. Full-size rigs should be prepared for pinstriping.

It is worth noting that although this is a BLM road, it partially passes through private property from mile marker 0.85 to 1.25. Please respect the private land and pass through with care and consideration. As history has shown us from other trails in this area, landowners are not afraid to close off access if users cannot be respectful.

There is no camping along this trail.