Black Rock Canyon

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2/5 (2 reviews)
Eureka, Utah (Tooele County)
Last Updated: 08/26/2022

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This is the most well-known offroad trail in the area, although it is still pretty abandoned most of the year. This popular trail from Saratoga to Vernon Reservoir follows a section of the Prospector OHV Complex. This complex has hundreds of miles of dirt roads ranging from Tooele to Eureka and Utah Lake to Dugway. You could spend days on the trails and never see the same thing twice. The mines in the area are the main reason for the offroading since this was once one of the most extensive mining areas in Utah. There are still plenty of mines that you can explore if you know where they are. Although now closed off, Nutty Putty Cave is one of the more famous of them all and even has a movie out about the story of the man whose body remains within the walls. Black Rock Canyon is the only trail to take you straight up and over the East Tintic Mountains, allowing you to reach a new area of trails. The View is a spur off of this trail and provides one of Utah's best views of the West Desert. Be sure to pack plenty of food and water, as getting lost on all the spurs out here is easy, and bring a flashlight to explore the caves!

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2/5 (3)
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 11/26/2023
Visited: 09/02/2023

I ran this trail east to west from Broad Canyon. Once you get into the trees it gets a bit narrow. I was I a 14 jeep and my (top off) mirrors kept getting pushed around. Between way points 7 and 6 as you start climbing the road narrows a bit and with all the extra vegetation this year, expect some pin striping. I'm looking g forward to coming and trying this in the rain and snow to add more difficulties to this trail. The valley where the view cut off is wide with tall grasses. Not much after that except a narrow canyon exit, again did the trail east to west.
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Rated 2/5
Visited: 05/12/2018

Good trail to just get away from the city but thats about it. All of the history in the area is on other trails.

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