Humbug Flats

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Driving across Humbug Flats with Humbug Buttes looming in the distance is reason enough to take this easy gravel road. However, if you travel to the end, you're treated to an epic remote campsite along the Price River. The trail ends at what can be best described as a natural green beltway. A unique and experimental change is that beavers control the water levels in this area. Using beaver to rehabilitate western forests, rivers, and wetlands is not new. It was a practice the U.S. Forest Service introduced in some western forests in the 1940s but was never widespread. The 15-mile out & back trail is all gravel and periodically maintained. You should expect a bumpy ride with the random washout rut across the road. You will not need four-wheel drive, but durable tires are required. Please do not gather or cut any wood in the desert.