North Fork of Coal Wash

Ferron, Utah (Emery County)

Last Updated: 10/02/2019
4 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 14.5 miles
Highest Elevation: 6234 feet
Duration: About 2 hours
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Ferron
Nearest Town w/ Services: Ferron
Official Road Name: North Fork of Coal Wash
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Price Field Office
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Highlight: North Fork of Coal Wash
Wash roads are very unique. There are many places to open up the throttle however, there are also a few spots to test you. This open wash is a quick way to town for food and fuel, or it will be a connector to a whole network of other trails. The scenery out here really captures Central Utah and the north end of the San Rafael Swell. Along with the cliffs and rock formations comes Swasey's Arch. This is one big thick arch. Make sure to take time and swing up to it. After completing this trail, you can jump right into Fixit Pass or turn around and head back to another trail nearby.



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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead starts at a big open lot at the end of Horn Silver Gulch. The trailhead is the road to the east.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 39.041966, -110.926341

Starting Point: Ferron, Utah

Turn east on Dutch Flat Road. Follow this road 3.5 miles until it intersects with Molen Cutoff. Bank right and continue to follow Molen Cutoff/Dutch Flat Road (701) for 11 miles until you reach a big dirt lot with a kiosk. This marks the beginning of the trail. Continue straight (east) to begin.



Trail Reviews (3)

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
We ran a section of this pretty easy trail to connect with others. 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.

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
I have not totally completed this trail but have done 2/3's of it at two different times. The first time we traveled from Devils towards Fix It Pass. This report is for the second run in 2019 heading North to pick up the South Fork of Coal Wash. Fun little wash trail that you can just glide along and see the sites of the cliff walls and bottom. The video here is the same as for Devils Racetrack and is 46 minutes of the 8+ hours of raw footage that include this trail with South Fork Coal Wash and Eva Conover. The Autumn colors were just setting in and with the bright sunny day made for a perfect outing.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
We ran a portion of this trail in conjunction with Devil's Racetrack, Fix-it Pass and Neilson Dugway. This, like all other trails, is great, but definitely a different vibe than the others in the area. It is a soft dirt road most of the way and I would recommend making this part of anyone's journey as its fun driving through the wash and the arch is really inspiring.

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TJ Bosworth

Mapping Crew - Utah

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, he's only been off-roading since he was 16 but fell in love immediately. He attended college in Denver for Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management and wheeled in Colorado for 4 years, but ended up moving back home to Salt Lake City. He currently works in an off-road shop and spends his free time doing anything he can to stay busy, which is usually working on his jeep or playing music. Outside of off-roading, he is an avid whitewater rafter and outdoor cook. Camping at least every other weekend in any season is a normal year. The further from civilization, the better. Bring on the memories!
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