Kokopelli Yellow Jacket Canyon Section

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Part of the famed "Kokopelli Route," the Yellow Jacket Canyon section darts between Dome Plateau Upland and Owl Draw, crossing several challenging obstacles. The southwest end of the trail, near Yellow Jacket Canyon, is mainly a sandy trail with great views of the La Sal Mountains. As you work your way northeast, you will encounter several slickrock ledges ranging from 1-2 feet in height, with optional climbs as tall as 3-4 feet. The trail becomes mainly white slickrock through the middle section and traverses a steep, rocky, and ledgy hill climb before leveling out and passing through a low-lying clay area prone to mud pits during wet conditions. The trail traverses one more rocky hill climb with ledges 14" tall before leveling out on its way to Owl Draw. The only viable dispersed campsites are located near Owl Draw, where you can only find a few spots good for 2-3 vehicles.

This trail is best suited for modified vehicles with lifts and larger tires. Long-wheelbase vehicles will find this trail exceptionally challenging due to breakover angles along the ledgy hill climbs.