South Fork of Coal Wash

4/5 (3 reviews)
Ferron, Utah (Emery County)
Last Updated: 10/02/2019

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This is a cool trail to run if you are in the area. It will be run if you do Eva Conover first, or if you want to run it south you will begin on this trail. After Eva, it is nice to be able to lay down the skinny pedal and cruise through this sandy wash. You even get to a nice large dune that you can have some fun at for a few minutes or let the kids out and give them a little workout. This trail is a fairly active wash coming off of the main Coal Wash so it changes with every storm, but the scenery stays incredible.

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Trail Reviews

4/5 (3)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/31/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We came in on this trail from N Fork Coal Wash and took Eva Conover from here. It was a decent trail, nothing technical. Some cool sites and sand dunes that we wore the dogs out on. The water here is spotty here and there. But it stinks! You don’t want this stuff in your rig!
Official Crew
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/02/2019

We ran this pretty easy trail to connect with others. We had no problem following the trail, it was pretty obvious. Super scenic region and a nice easy connector to other great trails. The video is of our one day loop through this beautiful region. We connected this trail with a few others for a mildly challenging day on the trail. We camped in our big rig rv along Buckhorn Draw Road, about a mile and half from I-70. It was easily accessible and free.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/26/2019

Combined with the Devils Racetrack, North Fork and Eva Conover this made for a great part of an adventure in the San Rafael Swell area. As far as trails go, there was no real challenge but we did have to cross a little bit of water periodically that had a rather pungent aroma. The water was from seeps and was not a big deal. As mentioned be aware of condition that could cause flash flooding since some higher ground escape routes could be few and far between with the cliff walls. The video ties the four trails together with some on screen annotations for reference.

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