Thompson Bench Road

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Traverse along the Book Cliffs with this remote gateway into Utah's most isolated wilderness. The Book Cliffs are the longest continuous cliffs on the continent. Thompson Bench Road transports you along the first tier of these towering cliffs. The trail travels along the edge of numerous canyon o... Read More
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Highlights of Thompson Bench Road

Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
Overland Category Icon Overland
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
5917 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
331
Nearest Town
Thompson Springs
Nearest Services
Green River
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Moab Field Office

Overview

Traverse along the Book Cliffs with this remote gateway into Utah's most isolated wilderness. The Book Cliffs are the longest continuous cliffs on the continent. Thompson Bench Road transports you along the first tier of these towering cliffs. The trail travels along the edge of numerous canyon overlooks and epic campsites perched on the rim. The Book Cliffs loom just out of reach along the highways from Price, Utah, east to Grand Junction, CO. This region has been protected from development for decades. It lays claim to being one of the least explored regions in the United States. There are still undocumented cliff dwellings and petroglyphs being found to this day in the Floy, Flume, Coal, Desolation Canyons, and other Wilderness Study Areas that make up this region. The cliff system is comprised of multiple tiers of dramatic geological layers acting as a natural barrier to reaching the uninhabited interior.

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29 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
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