HORSE TRAILS - MOAB AREA

Ken's Lake and Johnson's on Top Area Trails


Ride #305
Johnson's Mesa Ride
8.40 mile ride

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IMG_0922.jpg Steep hill from a distance IMG_0924.jpg Road that we came on IMG_0926.jpg Dundee at top of steep hill IMG_0933.jpg Going S. on the mesa
IMG_0937.jpg South area of Moab IMG_0940.jpg Ken's Lake view point IMG_0941.jpg Ken's Lake campground IMG_0943.jpg Mill Creek Cyn view point
IMG_0949.jpg Mill Creek Cyn South IMG_0946.jpg Mill Creek Cyn North IMG_0957.jpg Mill Creek Cyn North IMG_0965.jpg Looking up the steep hill

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Johnson's Mesa Ride
8.40 mile ride

Great Views from Top of Mesa and close to Moab

NO Camping Facilities, park and ride only.
But you can camp at Ken's Lake and ride to Johnson's.
The distance is 3.31 miles on the Red Rock Trail.

Where to Ride:
Park at the Johnson's on Top parking lot for this ride.
Follow the road up past the water tank and on up to Johnson's on Top.
At about 1.8 miles you will see the steep hill going onto the mesa.
You can veer off and go direct to the steep hill or go further
and follow the road to the steep hill. The steep hill is tricky.
I recommend most riders lead their horse and walk. There is a lot of
rubble and it is very slippery, especially near the top.
Once on top the views are fantastic. Its about 2.2 miles South
to get to the two view points. DO NOT RIDE to the Mill Creek Canyon
view point, it is very rocky and steep on both sides. One slip
could be very bad for horse and rider. Its a short walk, by foot,
to get to the Mill Creek Canyon view point and well worth the
time to go there.

NOTE:
You can ride the Red Rock Horse trail from Ken's Lake to access
the road/trail up to Johnson's On Top and the mesa.
Kens's Lake to Johnson's road is about 3.3 miles one way.


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Johnson's Mesa Ride
8.40 mile ride

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