Beginning at the Joe's Valley Reservoir, 8 Ephraim Road quickly climbs the switchbacks into the Manti-La Sal National Forest and connects with the famous South Skyline Road at over 10,000 feet. The trail easy-graded gravel road is closed during winter months. In dry conditions, the trail can be completed in 2WD. The side trails leading to camping require high ground clearance and possibly 4x4 for deep ruts.
The scenic trail passes flowing creeks. Short side trails end at remote lakes, the Sealy Ranger Cabin, and the old Ephraim Tunnel built in 1937. There are multiple dispersed campsites in the trees along the trail.
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