Overview: If you choose to be one of the few who choose to explore the remote southwest quadrant of the San Rafael Swell, the Segers Hole Overlook should be one of your top destinations. This overlook provides one of the best vantage points of the Muddy Creek Drainage that is home to the Hidden Splendor Mine. You will also have spectacular views of the Henry Mountains to the South. Before you head up the road to the overlook, there is a great dispersed campsite at the base of the Cedar Mountain formation. In the day we spent exploring this area, we didn’t see any other people. We shared the view with a rattlesnake.
Getting There: Segers Hole Overlook is further down Segers Hole Road from the Slaughter Slopes area. You will exit north from exit 99 off of I-70. You will then travel south-southeast along Willow Springs Road. This is a well maintained road that is passable by most vehicles in good conditions. Once you reach the junction with Segers Hole Road (GPS Coordinates 38.68875, -111.17503), you turn east to Follow Segers Hole Road. The road to Segers Hole leaves the main road at GPS Coordinates 38.63813, -111.11221. The great dispersed campsite is located at 38.63352, -111.11588.
View Full BLM Scoping Map for the San Rafael Swell here: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=7ab9ab7390ae4a3b8131990680a8776f&extent=-12394149.4564%2C4653898.2205%2C-12265811.6859%2C4720857.0573%2C102100
Route Conditions: Once you leave the main road, we recommend using a very well equipped, high clearance 4WD or AWD vehicle for access to both routes. As always, follow LEAVE NO TRACE practices. Irresponsible recreation leads to ecological damage, road closures, and loss of access to important resources. It is important that motorized users stay on the trail and camp within a 30′ buffer zone on either side of the road.
This route report is part of a larger guidebook BRC is completing to educate users about high-value motorized trails that are at risk of closure if we don’t use them. This guidebook will be called the Lost Trails Guidebook, and has been funded by a generous grant from the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative with Jorgensen Powersports as a sponsoring dealer.