This trail requires no extra
equipment to complete.
Make sure to pay attention to the
weather. The first part of the trail
may be flooded depending.
Because of the steep incline it will be
safer to do this hike were it nice
weather as parts of the trail can be
slippery in the rain or snow.
Once on top you will
find a registration box about
100 yards south of the rim. Be
sure to put your name down!
Approximately 1.5 miles east of the motel in Caineville
you will pass through a gate and park 100 yards past it
to park above the wash. Trail Type
This is a hiking only trail. Distance
The length of this trail is 2.8 miles, (4.2 km). The trailhead
elevation is 4543 and rises 1400 ft. Difficulty Hard
This trail is moderate to difficult because of the steep
Move to the southwest toward a rough gray soil wash
and find a way into the wash (7 feet deep). If there is
water in this wash, look to the southeast for another
Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
Take in the Views
The views from the top go in all directions and
are just breathtaking, no matter when you
climb it. To the west you will see the Boulder
Mountains, and to the south you will see the
majestic Thousand Lakes Mountain, Factory
Butte, and the Henry Mountains rising from the
Get a Closer Look
You will cross the Fremont River and move
south and slightly east into the open valley
toward the mesa. Look for the trail that
goes up the ridge lines on the lower
section of the foothills of the mesa. From
this point you will ascend 900+ feet to the
top of the mesa. This is good steep climb,
but rewarding when you are at the top.
Do it at Your Own Pace
When you reach the top, look south about 1 mile and you see a
small cabin on the horizon. This is a historic cabin built by ranchers
who herded sheep and other animals on the mesa. Be sure to plan
some time to go check it out.