Indian Creek

Scout Route
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Both the elevation and the scenery will take your breath away, literally. Indian Creek may be the most beautiful road in southeastern Utah in the Fall. The aspen and big tooth maples explode into vibrant yellows and reds set against the dark greens of the fir and spruce. Peaks rise gray-green above the tree line. The trail is part of the Abajo Loop State Scenic Backway for a reason. The road is well maintained but has very steep grades and blind curved switchbacks. There are ample amounts of shelf road to add a bit of pucker factor. Most of the trail is marked as no camping since it is a part of the Monticello watershed. There are several small campgrounds on the northeastern end and a few dispersed campsites on the southwestern end. Nizhoni Campground on the southwest end has 28 individual campsites and two group sites with all the amenities you'd expect from a good campground.