Gunlock Bypass

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5/5 (1 reviews)
Santa Clara, Utah (Washington County)
Last Updated: 05/06/2021

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Located outside the small town of Gunlock, Utah, is the scenic and secluded Gunlock State Park and Reservoir. The reservoir is surrounded by large red sandstone rocks and inviting red sandy beaches. Gunlock Bypass trail is a mildly challenging route that travels 3.5 miles through the area outside the State Park Boundary. The trail travels across and along a crystal clear creek that's shaded by countless Cottonwood trees. The trail has a few challenges for stock-type 4x4 vehicles. There is some mild rock crawling and a steep sandy hill to climb. The trail has some of the best FREE campsites in the area; some are along or near the creek that flows year-round. The trail connects with the scenic Gunlock Reservoir trail, where you can gain access to the lakeshore and additional camping.

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5/5 (1)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/06/2021

Wonderful area to go four wheeling. This trail is super fun and connects with the even better Gunlock Reservoir trail. We like to run this trail all year long. It get's some snow in the winter and leads to the reservoir where you can park right along the show and put up your canopy. Be prepared for the sandhill climb, it definitely requires some extra skinny pedal. Air down more if you are struggling. On this run we were connecting a ton of trails leading south into Nevada for a couple days without any pavement.

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