Long Point Trail

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Long Point Trail #628

The Long Point Trail #628 from the upper trailhead only travels as a single track trail for about 2 miles.  Two miles down from the upper trailhead, the trail descends into a draw where a stock pond has been built, and then continues from this location as a two-track trail.  The trail travels a majority of its distance on a bench above North Fork Escalante Creek and descends at a very gradual grade.  Five miles down from the upper trailhead, the trail descends off Long Point at a steep grade towards North Fork Escalante Creek and the lower trailhead.

Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking and Horseback.
Closest Towns: Grand Junction, CO

Directions:

UPPER ACCESS:

Travel approximately 22.5 miles south on the Divide Road, FSR #402, from the Northern Forest Boundary to the Long Point Road, FSR #421 intersection.  Turn left (east) onto the Long Point Road and travel 8.2 miles to the Upper Long Point Trailhead.

LOWER ACCESS:

The lower trailhead is blocked by private land (Escalante Land and Cattle Company). Travel 2.1 miles west on the Mesa ZS Road (the lower portion of the Brushy Ridge Road) from its intersection with the Montrose C37 Road (the Escalante Road).  A private land access road forks left (east) off the Mesa ZS Road and runs parallel to it.  The lower trailhead of the Long Point Trail is located 0.46 miles east of this intersection.

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UPPER TRAILHEAD:
Off the Long Point Road, FSR #421. T. 50N., R. 15W., Sec.; 14. U.S.G.S. Map: Snipe Mountain.

LOWER TRAILHEAD:
From a private land access road off the Mesa ZS Road (lower section of Brushy Ridge Road). T. 51N., R. 14W., Sec. 34. U.S.G.S. Map: Escalante Forks.

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 6.1 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 383533N
  • Compass Longitude: 1083114W
  • Numeric Latitude: 38.592487
  • Numeric Longitude: -108.5206458
  • Elevation in Meters: 1,950 to 2,438
  • Elevation in Feet: 6,400 to 8,000

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  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    6.1 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
    383533N
  • Compass Longitude
    1083114W
  • Numeric Latitude
    38.592487
  • Numeric Longitude
    -108.5206458
  • Elevation in Feet
    6,400 to 8,000
  • Elevation in Meters
    1,950 to 2,438
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