Big Wash Trail

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This BLM trail begins in Utah and ends in Nevada at the intersection of the much easier route to Lexington Arch in the Great Basin National Park. This seldom-used trail does not appear on most maps or GPS navigation systems. Google Maps does show it as Route 950, forking off Route 948 off Highway 21.

The first portion of this two-track is rough, lightly traveled, and follows the rim of Hidden Canyon. Be careful and slow. The many twists and turns are close to the rim edge. Once past the canyon rim, the climb begins, and though not steep, it is steady, very rocky, and at times off-camber. High clearance 4x4 is definitely needed here, but the views are worth the effort. The trail is remote, surrounded by Great Basin Park to the west and canyons below to the south and east. Once at the peak, the drop is rocky and steep. First gear and 4x4 low are your friends on the descent.

Camping opportunities on the route are present but minimal with just a couple of pull-offs with fire rings. The Lexington Arch hiking trailhead is close by, as are a few other fun and scenic trails.