Black Dragon Wash

4.5/5 (8 reviews)
Green River, Utah (Emery County)
Last Updated: 08/26/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Black Dragon Canyon has a lot of history behind it dating back to the Native Americans as shown by the incredible pictographs found on this trail. These pictographs are considered to be some of the best in Central Utah. This trail combines incredible history, amazing photographs of the high canyon walls, and even a few challenges along the way. The end of the trail is very close to Green River so you can stock up for a long day out in the Swell, or this is a nice trail to end the day since you can jump right onto the freeway.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (8 reviews)
Status: Open
Visited: 04/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Did the trail starting on the east side (can take dirt exit off I-70). Very fun lower portion and very scenic. Think it is harder than a 2 or 3. Top (west) section felt a little long and tedious at times.
Status: Open
Visited: 06/25/2021

Quite a few obsticals in the lower half of this trail. Few off camber narrow spots as well. I think I would rate this more of a 4-5 compared to other trails I have ran in the area swazies cabin, Eva conover both seem less challenging to me than this trail. Great trail, good fun.
Status: Open
Visited: 06/19/2021

Took exit 131 off 70 and Worked our way down into the Wash from the Top. Fun Trail very scenic.
Trail Review: Black Dragon Wash - Timothy Leto
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 04/03/2020

I ran this solo E to W (uphill) in my LC100 in early April '20 while pulling a small offroad trailer. The wash was dry. It was a bit of a challenge to follow the track as the UTVs are using both the wash and the road and have created a braided route. This ends up causing you to occasionally dead end at a waterfall or large rock obstacle on occasion but it's not a big deal. The main route has the occasional obstacle but nothing hard. The canyon and the draw above it is beautiful. There is a herd of burro living in the area and we go to see them. We finished with a high speed run through Buckhorn Draw to get up to a campsite on the Wedge Overlook before sunset.
Trail Review: Black Dragon Wash - matthew mangus
Trail Review: Black Dragon Wash - matthew mangus
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Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
60300
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/02/2019

We ran this one backwards to connect it with several other trails. The trail was pretty easy for us but there were a couple spots we had to double check that we were on the right track. It obviously changes with every big rain, so it made us pay attention a little bit more. The petroglyphs were definitely worth walking up too. We camped for free in our big rig on Buckhorn Draw Road and were able to access a ton of great trails. The video shows clips from our one day easy loop through some very cool terrain.
Trail Review: Black Dragon Wash - Bobby Nelson
Trail Review: Black Dragon Wash - Bobby Nelson
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