Traveling through the Utah Rims area, just west of the Utah and Colorado state line, May Flat is a unique alternative to the paved highways of eastern Utah. The trail begins at an intersection with Harley's Dome, passes under I-70, and follows Bitter Creek. Small obstacles on the trail's eastern half are impossible for low-clearance vehicles. These obstacles include a 10" slickrock ledge and multiple steep ravine crossings. After passing the Zion Curtain trail, the western half of the trail is a relatively smooth road with occasional exposed rocks and washboard before ending back at I-70 at exit 227.
Stock, high clearance vehicles such as pickup trucks and SUVs will have no problem along this trail but could find themselves using 4WD in a few spots depending on vehicle length and clearance. Attempt this trail only in dry conditions. Wet weather can quickly turn the road surface into an impassable greasy, sticky mess.
Large dispersed camping areas, suitable for boondocking, are found on the trail's eastern end. Please remember to pack out everything you pack in, including human waste.
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