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Delta-Nucla Road to Pinto Mesa

(via Glencoe Bench)

Rating: Difficult
Length:  8 miles
Elevation:  8140’-7380’

Turn right on the Delta-Nucla Road for approximately 1/8 mile. Look for signs on an old jeep road coming up on the left. If you start dropping on the county road, you’ve missed your turn. The jeep road heads in a west direction through meadows, pine forests, and oak brush. Some wet and boggy areas exist. This section marks the southern boundary of the Tabeguache Area. The trail offers views of the La Sal Mountains in Utah and the Tabeguache Creek canyon. After mile 4, the jeep road narrows to a wide trail rehabilitated to prevent vehicle travel. At mile 7, the trail rounds a point, heads south down a steep hill, then climbs quickly to Pinto Mesa to intersect a dirt road. Turn left and follow for ½ mile to “T” intersection.