Factory Butte Road

Hanksville, Utah (Wayne County)

Last Updated: 02/03/2018
3.3 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 9.63 miles
Highest Elevation: 4836 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Hanksville
Nearest Town w/ Services: Hanksville
Official Road Name: 0091
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Richfield Field Office

Highlights

Highlight: Factory Butte Road
This off-road trail crosses a dead flat plateau of hard packed, grayish clay, with views of Factory Butte, the most recognizable feature in the immediate area. It is bordered by Capitol Reef to the west, the Henry Mountains to the south, San Rafael Swell to the north and the San Rafael Desert to the east. This road gives you access to the vast network of four-wheel drive routes within the Factory Butte OHV system, and can also be used to connect to Wild Horse Road, which takes you all the way to Goblin Valley on dirt. Interestingly, some scenes of Disney's "John Carter" was filmed in the area of Factory Butte.

Route Information

Technical Rating

( EASY )

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Waypoints

1. Factory Butte/Coal Mine Road Trailhead (0 mi)
Follow the road north.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Hanksville, Utah

Take highway 24 west for 10.7 miles to the trailhead on the right.

Camping

Dispersed

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Writer Information

Todd

Founder

Todd is an avid wheeler who loves to explore new trails whenever and wherever he can. They say necessity is the mother of all invention and that holds true for Todd. His want and desire to find passable trails and new nooks and crannies of the Great American West to explore were his reasons behind starting Trailsoffroad.com. On any given weekend you can find Todd on some obscure 4x4 trail or using his legs to hike to an alpine lake.
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