Yellow Cat Road

Scout Route
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The road is as easy as it gets. It is a "B" designated route, meaning it gets maintained. It is one of the main roads in the area from its namesake, "Yellow Cat." The uranium mining boom of the 1950s used to make nuclear power and weapons. The road will change on the southern edge from flat roads with an open plains feel and begin to expose fascinating rock formations of all shapes and sizes with colors including white, red, and purplish, all with the La Sal Mountains looming in the background. Old mining ruins dot the route. The road has only minimal pre-existing camping opportunities. The trail is a narrow, steep shelf road comprised of clay that can become impassable when wet. There is also a wash towards the northeast that could be problematic in the rain.