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Bulldog Trail (504)

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

5.0 mile 8.1 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 146' 44 m
Descent: -1,207' -368 m
High: 8,136' 2,480 m
Low: 6,953' 2,119 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

An enjoyable downhill romp that alternates between fast, smooth descending and maddeningly big ruts.

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Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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Description

There is a tangled mass of spaghetti-like trails in this south east corner of Manti La Sal National Forest. The Bull Dog Trail is a good choice for folks looking for a straight-shot descent from the South Peak area to Highway 191 and nearby Devils Canyon Campground.

The Bulldog Trail (also called 504) branches off the 0084 fire road and heads south. The descent is gentle at first, passing through wooded sections and occasional pretty aspen groves. Substantial erosion has gouged some biker-eating troughs in this trail. When not negotiating these tricky spots, the trail becomes more mellow and enjoyable, dropping at a steady gradient. The smoother sections are speedy and it is easy to lapse into a trance-like state as you whip through the dense forest.

Although there are fewer turn-offs and confusing trail junctions on this trail than others in this area, towards the bottom you need to be careful to stay on the right track. Some paths dead-end in campsites and others send you into the wrong drainage.

A final short climb at the end brings you back to civilization with a bit of a view before the trail terminates at Alkali Pt. Road.

Fall colors are pretty here, but be sure to wear orange during hunting season as this area is popular with motorized hunting parties.

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Jul 1, 2017
Chris Eaves
Loose and dry, but still a fun descent. 5mi
May 8, 2017
Charlie Glasel
Up n back from the campground. This is an ATV trail not a MYB trail. 10mi

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Ripping down the chunky Bulldog Trail.
Oct 5, 2016 near Blanding, UT
Entering a little aspen grove on Bulldog Trail.
Oct 5, 2016 near Monticello, UT

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