McKay Flat Road

3.7/5 (11 reviews)
Hanksville, Utah (Emery County)
Last Updated: 09/24/2022

Trail Information


In the beauty of Central Utah lies the great San Rafael Swell. Running through the land are miles of off-road trails taking you to some incredible places. McKay Flat Road is no exception. Beginning just a short distance off of Temple Mountain Road, McKay Flat Road provides some incredible scenic opportunities while connecting you to some of the other incredible trails in the swell. If you are looking to camp away from the crowds of the campgrounds, this trail also provides many dispersed camping options. Combine this trail with the Reds Canyon Trail and Hidden Splendor for an unforgettable journey.

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Trail Reviews

3.7/5 (11)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 04/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Not much of a trail, just a connector to reds canyon and hidden splendor. Super dry and dusty with not much to see. There are a couple camping spots along the trail but nothing worth staying at in my opinion.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/30/2020

Best to go this way to Hidden Splendor which i missed the turn and keep the best for last ( Reds Canyon )
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/22/2020

Ran down the trail between a few others. Saw some wild horses on the trail which was really cool
Official Crew
Rated 3/5
Visited: 09/19/2020

Easy connector trail with wide-open views. It was cool to watch the storms build off in the distance. We ran this trail to check out Hidden Splendor; it was a dusty and windy day.
Official Crew
Visited: 09/19/2020

A small Trails Offroad crew ventured into the area for some mapping work in the San Rafael Swell. I found this trail to be dry and dusty with weather conditions ideal for a September trip. We found antelope and wild horses running wild along this trail.

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