Chiulos Canyon Road

Eureka, Utah (Utah County)

Last Updated: 07/15/2018
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Highlight: Chiulos Canyon Road
Chiulos Canyon Road is a nice drive through the Tintic Mountains, connecting you from Homansville Pass Road over to Jenny Lind Canyon. This steady trail features some history of the mining industry that used to be present back in the late 1800's and into the 1920's. The Farragut mine shaft is right along this route, which has a large grate covering it, however, you are still able to walk out over the entrance. This looks to be one of the deeper mine shafts to walk over in the area. This trail also allows access to Eureka via Jenny Lind Canyon so you can get some food or fuel if needed. If you are looking to do a little easy exploring in the Tintic Mountains, be sure to run Chiulos Canyon Road and save some time for a little hiking!

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Route Information

Advanced Rating System

Recommended Vehicle:
2WD Vehicle with High Clearance
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Summary:
This is a bumpy dirt road the entire way through.

Technical Rating

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Dirt and/or rocky road. Potential rocks and/or tree stumps less than 5" tall and/or vertical ledges less than 5" tall and/or near vertical ledges or waterfalls less than 6" inches. Good tire placement likely. Can be steep, but with good traction.
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Description

This is a packed dirt trail that can be very dusty when dry. It connects Homansville Pass Road with Jenny Lind Canyon. Heading south, you will be climbing steadily in elevation throughout its five-plus miles in length until you reach the top. There are no major obstacles along this trail, making it suitable for just about any high clearance vehicle.
Chiulos Canyon Road borders lots of private property. Please stick to the trail!

Waypoints

1. Chiulos Canyon Road Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead begins to the west from Waypoint 3 of Homansville Pass Road. Look for the signs to follow the Chief Tintic Trail.
2. Tintic Paymaster Number 2 (0.7 mi)
Here are the tailings of the Tintic Paymaster Number 2 Mine. There is little info to be found on this specific mine.
3. Intersection - Stay Straight (1.7 mi)
Continue straight for Chiulos Canyon Road. The trail to the left/south is Tintic Davis Canyon.
4. Silver Dollar Mine Trailhead - Turn Left (3 mi)
At this intersection, you will want to turn left. Straight ahead is the trailhead for Silver Dollar Mine.
5. Fork - Stay Right (3.2 mi)
Stay to the right. This is another access trail to​ Tintic Davis Canyon.
6. Farragut Mine Shaft (4.1 mi)
Little is known about this mine as well, however, the shaft is still exposed. There is a grate over the top allowing you to walk over it if you dare. If you wish to venture up to this mine, you will park at the bottom, and follow the old closed-off road up the right/west side of the hill. You can see the tailings from the trail.
7. Stay Straight (5 mi)
Continue straight here. The spur back to the left dead ends shortly.
8. Veer Right (5.2 mi)
Keep to the right here. The spur back to the left dead ends a little ways back.
9. End (5.4 mi)
The end of this trail intersects with Jenny Lind Canyon. You can head down Jenny Lind Canyon to reach Eureka, or turn back and head toward Elberta/Santaquin.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Santaquin, Utah

Follow Highway 6 west for 18.4 miles and the trailhead for Homansville Pass Road will be on your right (north). You must then complete just over three miles of Homansville Pass Road to reach the trailhead for Chiulos Canyon Road.

Camping

Dispersed
Although there is BLM around the beginning of this trail, there are very few spots used for camping. You are better off looking for dispersed camping along Jenny Lind Canyon, Broad Canyon, or over near Little Moab/Chimney Rock Pass
Camping: Chiulos Canyon Road

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Writer Information

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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