Jurassic Flats

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In the far northern region of the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area, Jurassic Flats is a unique, rambling journey across a varied and rugged landscape with a unique beauty and wealth of natural history. Buried under various layers of sediment lies millions of years of bones and other organic surprises. Before traveling to this remote trail, the nearby Jurassic National Monument is an excellent place to begin your journey. Combining the route with Humbug Mountain creates a scenic loop around this colorful landscape.

The trail is ideal for stock to slightly modified vehicles. The trail has a few sections in rocky washes, with the big boulders cleared out of the way, but things can always change. Low-range 4x4, high-clearance, and durable offroad-type tires are required. The western portion is wide-open prairies along old fences, while the eastern portion is in the rocky canyons. Camping can be found near the western trailhead in the boulders along the Humbug Mountain trail.