The Wickiup

Green River, Utah (Emery County)

Last Updated: 03/09/2019
4 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 8.01 miles
Highest Elevation: 6594 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Green River
Nearest Town w/ Services: Green River
Official Road Name: 645
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Price Field Office


Highlight: The Wickiup
The Wickiup is a moderately rugged 4x4 trail within the San Rafael Swell, only 30 miles west of Green River. The path courses through desert junipers, pinyon pine and shrubs of blackbush, rabbitbush and several colonies of rare cacti. Bobbing and weaving over slopes of colorful sandstone, you’ll wrap alongside the spectacle of a rock formation known as The Wickiup. Eventually the trail breaks out above the washes and opens to vast open plains. The north end of The Wickiup connects with Oil Well Flat. The name "Wickiup' derives from the similarly shaped dwellings of early American Indians, not to be confused with the tipi, which is different in how it’s constructed, as well as use. The mountain is primarily made up of Sinbad Limestone, dating back to the Triassic era, approximately 200 million years ago. There is a quick but steep hiking trail to the top of the peak.


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1. The Wickiup Trailhead (0 mi)
The Wickiup trailhead is on the north side of Buckhorn Draw Road (332).

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Green River

Begin by heading west on Interstate 70/ US-6 W/ US-191 west ramp. Follow 30 miles west to exit 131. Proceed to the north side of the freeway towards the large, gravel parking lot. The well-maintained, gravel road going east is Buckhorn Draw Road (332). Take Buckhorn Draw Road east for about a tenth of a mile (630 ft.). The Wickiup trailhead is on the left.


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Sierra Santage

Mapping Crew - Utah

Sierra, is an optimist. She has lived in the Salt Lake Valley the entirety of her 25 years. She is passionate about nature and being outdoors. Though an amateur photographer, she has an eye for unique beauty. She's a proud owner of a Jeep wrangler, year 2000. She is new to off-roading, finally getting out on the dirt. None the less, eager to learn all there is to know, and meet like-minded people. Spends most of her time with her 5 year old son, whom is equally an adventurist. Welcoming to all the advice, tips and tricks made available. Looking forward to sharing all the knowledge and many adventures to come.
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