Sam's Mesa Trail
Sam's Mesa Trail
Sam's Mesa Trail
Sam's Mesa Trail Map
Sam's Mesa Trail
This trail is designated for ATV, and experienced Jeep riders.

Check the weather conditions, but this trail is pretty good in all weather that you would want to be out in.

Make sure that you only go out there in anything but an ATV if you are experienced. This way you will continue to be safe on the trails.

Trail Tip
Be careful where you ride because there is some wilderness study areas out there. The areas are well marked, so pay attention to the signs.

The Roost Rd. is a B Class road that will take you to the staging point on the Samís Mesa Rd.

Trail Type
Depending on the road conditions you can drive a truck to staging area. After that point it is recommended that only ATVís and experienced OHV riders do the trail.

The distance from the Roost Rd. staging area to the Mesa Towers Overlook is 15 miles.

Difficulty  Moderate
For an ATV this trail is EASY. For OHVís it is MODERATE with some difficult parts.

The whole area is BLM land. The trail is sandy with some rocky spots.

Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
Name (Click name below to view map)GPSLatitiudeLongitude
Roost Rd/Sams Mesa Rd JunctionN 38d15'58" W 110d16'06"38.266111-110.2683
Sams Mesa Staging AreaN 38d11'27" W 110d19'23"38.190833-110.323056
Happy Canyon OverlookN 38d09'55" W 110d20'42"38.165278-110.345
Mesa Towers OverlookN 38d10'19" W 110d25'21"38.171944-110.4225
Sams Mesa Canyon OverlookN 38d11'41" W 110d23'15"38.194722-110.3875
North Mesa OverlookN 38d12'03" W 110d23'11"38.200833-110.386389
Sams Mesa Drill SiteN 38d11'48" W 110d21'58"38.196667-110.366111
Take in the views
Take in the views
Get up close and personal with the historic old west. You can walk where old cowboys walked and see what they saw. Its now wonder infamous outlaws such as Butch Cassidy made areas like this their hide outs. Not only would a cabin be difficult to find, but also the views are incredible.

Get a closer look
There are 2 pinnacles of rock on the Mesa where the road will cut right through them. From the mesa the Dirty Devil river is in a canyon just the west. The Panorama Point inside the Glen Canyon Recreation Area looking opens up to an incredible view and place to explore.
Get a closer look

Do it at your own pace
Do it at your own pace

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Sam's Mesa Trail