The Fremont Trail ties in the Paiute Trail in Circleville Utah and
travels south to the Tropic Reservoir near Bryce Canyon National Park.
This trail is over 50 miles long and much of it follows along the base
of the remote Mount Dutton. This trail receives less use than the
Paiute trail. Make sure you have a full tank of gas before
starting this trail. Full services are available in Circleville
and Bryce Canyon.
We started our trip by eating lunch and getting gas in
Circleville Utah for our Polaris Ranger UTV we rented from
Lizzie and Charlie's RV and ATV Park. Once you start up
Sanford Canyon you will pass a large ranch on the left side of the
trail, get a good look as this will likely be the last signs of
civilization you will see for a few hours.
As you are climbing up Sanford Canyon you will notice
many strange rock formations, keep alert and you might be able to spot
this cave on the left side of the trail, the first picture on this page
shows what it looks like from the trail. I recommend that you only
look at the cave from the trail, as the cave floor is covered in bat
guano and smells really bad.
The trail crosses Sanford Creek at least a dozen times
and there are many tempting places to camp. If you decide to camp
along the creek make sure you boil its water before using it, this is
open range land and the trail is polluted with cow droppings.
The Hoodoos continue as you travel up Sanford Canyon but you will notice
they look different than the ones in
Canyon. This area is great for any type of offroad travel
including ATVs, UTVs, Dirt Bikes or even Jeeps.
Sanford Canyon in the Dixie National Forest really makes you want to stop
and take photos at every turn of the trail. The scenory is great
as you travel up canyon on your way to