Wagonwheel Trail (168)
ElevationAscent: 139' 42 m
Descent: -743' -226 m
High: 8,743' 2,665 m
Low: 8,139' 2,481 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“A varied trail with an outstanding (but brief) aspen grove, views & abundant wildlife, lots of deer.”— Megan W
Continue downhill through scrubby meadows and revel in the fall colors if you're lucky enough to time your visit just right. The trail surface doesn't have many roots, but can be covered in large, loose rocks in some sections.
There are periodic views of nearby South Peak to the west. About 1/3 of the way along the Wagonwheel Trail, you arrive at a junction with the Wagon Wheel To FR0087 spur. Continue on Wagonwheel - straight and downhill to the southwest.
Begin a gentle climb through a more open area that can become quite boggy after a heavy rain. Some dismounting and bike schlepping may be necessary. After a brief traverse along a bench with sweeping eastward views, the trail gradient steepens and soon reaches Verdure Creek. Head up another short incline to reach the start of the West Wagon Road Loop Trail.
Continue south on the Wagonwheel trail passing through thickets teeming with nonchalant deer. The last part of the trail threads through a piney plateau with hardly any other ground vegetation. The trail ends at a junction of FR0084 and FR0085 (near the pit toilet).
Fall colors are pretty here, but be sure to wear orange during hunting season as this area is popular with motorized hunting parties.
Land Manager: USFS - Manti-La Sal National Forest Office