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Coal Pits Wash Trail

Rockville, Utah

Admin: Janet Carver

I 15, Exit 27, head east, left onto Hwy 9 (like you are going to Zion NP) in La Verkin, UTAH, continue through Virgin, UT but before Rockville around mm 25 you'll see a sign for Coal Pits Wash. Park your rig and ride through gate and stay to your left on the trail. When it curves back towards the road you just drove on, watch to your right for where to cross over. You'll come off an embankment and back up and down the creek bed and go across it on your right to get on the trail/hiking path. The first ravine is very steep but you will see on your left where most of us go to get around it. Come back up and continue on. At the first fork stay right. You'll come in and out of the creek, just follow the tracks. Watch for a small brown sign that says Scoggins Stock Trail. Take it up (to your left) and at the top go right. If you go left you have to come back at some point. Going right connects you to the Chinle Trail (accessed after Rockville by turning left on Anasazi Way), and have great views of the west side of Zion NP. There are no fees to ride here. Lots of beautiful scenery!

TRAIL HEAD

Coal Pits Wash

TYPE OF DESTINATION

Layover - Fairgrounds
Primitive Camping with no Facilities - Trail Head, Nat’l Park, Wilderness, etc.
Day Ride - Trails Only / No CampingEffort level - Moderate

MILES OF DESTINATION / ACREAGE OF PUBLIC LANDS / # OF DAYS’ WORTH OF RIDING

Trailer to and from the fairgrounds in Washington/Hurricane, UTAH area.

TYPE OF LAND

- Private Land (Campground, Ranch, etc)

- Federal Land

ACCESS TO TRAILS

- Trailer to Trails

WATER CROSSINGS

- Streams

Type of Footing on the trails

- Sandy, Desert, Dry

- Dirt

- Clay, Mud

- Gravel, Rock

- Shoes / Boots Suggested

Type of Terrain

- Hills

- Hard Climbs

- Mountains, Hard Climbs

- Challenging Trails / Terrain

- Caution: Trails are not well maintained and / or well-marked

TYPE OF HORSE I WAS RIDING

- Non-Gaited

LOCAL WILDLIFE

Deer, supposed to be cougars but I've never seen tracks or signs.

PEAK RIDING SEASON / WEATHER

Winter, Fall for moonlight ride (haven't done that yet though), early Spring. It's hot in the summer.

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