McKay Flat Road

Hanksville, Utah (Emery County)

Last Updated: 09/22/2020
3.7 / 5 ( 9 reviews )
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Highlight: McKay Flat Road
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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1. McKay Flat Road Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is located just a short distance from Temple Mountain Road, off of the Reds Canyon Loop.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Hanksville, Utah

Drive north for just under 20 miles until you reach Temple Mountain Road. Turn left (west) on Temple Mountain Road and follow for 16.3 Miles until a fork. Turn left at the fork and follow for another 3.7 miles. The trailhead will be on the left (south).



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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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