Split into two sections, 22 Ferron is the Manti-La Sal National Forest access road along the eastern slope of the mountain range. The 22 trail is used to easily crossover between the two small towns, Ferron and Mayfield. The Ferron side begins in the desert at Millsite Reservoir, a wonderful place to camp or swim in the summer. After passing the reservoir, the trail winds through a canyon with the Ferron Creek flowing below before quickly climbing into the forest.
The road is a maintained gravel road but can be bumpy with washboards. There are narrow sections and blind turns, so caution should be used; large campers are often on the road. The entire route can be completed in high clearance 2WD vehicles in dry conditions. The trail is closed during the winter months. A winter gate is at the halfway point up on the mountain.
Plan for extra stops along the way. There are numerous scenic overlooks, lakes, and hiking to distract you from your destination. You'll enjoy flowing creeks and waterfalls along the trail all summer. Fishing in the area lakes is very popular. Camping is abundant along the route. You can choose from free primitive sites in the trees or camp on the edge of a lake at one of the two campgrounds.
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