Fishlake National Forest Horseback Riding

The Fishlake National Forest has several great areas for horseback riding, including a 12 mile stretch of the Skyline National Recreation Trail and a section of the Great Western Trail.

To reach the Tasha Equestrian Campground trailhead from the intersection of US 89 and SR 119 in Richfield, go east on SR 119 for 9 miles. Turn right (south) on SR 24 and go 23.5 miles. Take a left on SR 25 and travel 16.5 miles, past Fish Lake, to the campground road. Turn left and go about 1 mile to Tasha Equestrian Campground.

Lakeshore (Section 1)

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 3 miles

Designation: Non-motoized National Recreation Trail

Trailhead: Located west of Dr. Creek Campground

This trail follows the western shores of Fish Lake from Lakeside Resort to Bowery Haven Resort at 8,860 feet in elevation. Access is available along a number of locations just off Highway U-25. Historical Interpretive Signs can be found along this trail.

Horses are not permitted along this section of the Lakeshore Trail.

Lakeshore (Section 2)

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: 2.5 miles

Designation: Non-motoized National Recreation Trail

Trailhead: Located at Lake Creek

This trail segment begins just east of Bowery Haven Resort and rises sharply to 9,120 feet in elevation at Pelican Point. The trail then descends to Lake Creek at 8,860 feet in elevation. Historical Interpretive Signs can be found along this trail.

Lakeshore (Section 3)

Difficulty: Difficult

Length: 5.5 miles

Designation: Non-motorized National Recreation Trail

Trailhead: Located at Lake Creek

Lake Creek lies at an 8,860 foot elevation. The trail rises in a steep grade over the first 1,000 feet from the eastern shoreline of Fish Lake to the third overlook on Mytoge Mountain, at an elevation of 10,010 feet. Historical Interpretive Signs can be found along this trail.

Lakeshore (Section 4)

Difficulty: Difficult

Length: 4 miles

Designation: Non-motorized National Recreation Trail

Trailhead: Located at the third overlook on Mytoge Mountain (10,010 foot elevation)

This segment of the Lakeshore trail begins at the third overlook on Mytoge Mountain and passes the second overlook before descending 1,000 feet to the eastern shoreline of Fish Lake. The trail segment ends at the Dr. Creek Trailhead, which is at an elevation of 8,862 feet.

This segment is not recommended for mountain bikes!

Dr. Creek

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: 3 miles

Designation: None

Trailhead: Located just south of the Dr. Creek Campground along Highway U-25.

This trail reaches an elevation of 10,000 feet on the Fish Lake High Top.

Pelican Canyon

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: 5 miles

Designation: None

Trailhead: Located at Pelican Canyon Overlook

The trail begins at the Pelican Overlook and meanders through meadows with steep climbs to the Fish Lake High Top at an elevation of 11,000 feet.

Tasha Creek

Difficulty: Difficult

Length: 8 miles

Designation: None

Trailhead: Tasha Canyon Equestrian Trailhead or Sevenmile Creek Road.

This trail ends at Tasha Springs on the Fish Lake High Top at an elevation of 11,500 feet.

Crater Loop

Difficulty: Difficult

Length: 6 miles

Designation: None

Trailhead: Located at Lake Creek

From the Lake Creek Trailhead, the trail ascends to North Crater lake at an elevation of 9,500 feet on Mytoge Mountain. The trail then returns to theLake Creek Trailhead on a loop passing near the Johnson Valley Reservoir.

Fishlake National Forest Horseback Riding Map

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MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  FNF (435) 896-9233; Utah Tourism (800) UTAH-FUN; Utah Backcountry Horsemen (801) 782-4955.

Recommended Book:  "Paiute ATV Trail Map Book" from Brad Barnson

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.fs.usda.gov/fishlake/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/20/2016

Fishlake National Forest Horseback Riding Map

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