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Josie Morris Trail

The Josie Morris Trail is part of the Outlaw Trail system in Vernal Utah

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Overview

Starting at the base of Blue Mountain, you will experience a variety of terrain from sand to slickrock and to a few boggy bottoms. Remarkable views await you from the top of the mountain such as: a tower overlook, dunes, and slickrock canyons. The trail winds around the historic Josie Morris Ranch, just east of Dinosaur National Monument. Josie Morris (1874-1964) was known for harboring outlaws and was charged with everything from poaching to murder, but was never convicted. Mayor Baker / Naples City will be guiding and providing lunch for riders on Friday.

  • DISTANCE: 40 MILES
  • RATING: 6
  • TRAILER: OPTIONAL
  • MAX VEHICLE WIDTH: NO MAXIMUM

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General
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Seasonal
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Suitable For
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Accessible By
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OHV Trail Difficulty
  • More Difficult: checkmark
Technical Rating
  • 7 to 10: checkmark
Trail Distance
  • 10 to 30 miles: checkmark
Route Type
  • Loop: checkmark
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Services & Nearby Facilities
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  • Facilities: Steinaker State Park
General
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Trail Length
  • 11 - 20 Miles: checkmark
Trail Features
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Distance (mi.): 20
  • Parking Type: Parking Lot
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Trail Traffic: Light
To Do
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Nearby Attractions
Closest National/State Park
Red Fleet State Park 5
Dinosaur National Monument 10
Steinaker Reservoir 5
map pin 3662 2500 W St.
Vernal, UT 84078 See Map
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