Trail Name: Paradox Trail
Section Description: Biscuit Rock to Buckeye Reservoir
Best Use: Mountain Biking
Best Time for Use: Late Spring, Summer, Fall (Red Canyon section suitable for some winter riding and hiking)
Difficulty: Beginner to Expert icon-beginnericon-expert
Length: 16.5 miles
Start Elevation: 4,966 ft Accumulative Gain: 3,647 ft End Elevation: 7,632 ft
Trail Surface and Use: Seasonally graded county roads and rough two track. One short hike bike section.
Trail Head Access: Suitable for 2WD autos at Biscuit Rock and Buckeye Reservoir. Beware of wet road conditions which can make driving difficult.
Trail Head Coordinates: Biscuit Rock 38 degree 224’ 44.10” N 108 degree 55’ 46.15”W Buckeye Reservoir 38 degree 26’ 31.93” N 109 degree 02’ 05.85” W
Best Feature: Beautiful views of the Paradox Valley after climbing through a Navajo and Entrada sandstone canyon. Buckeye Reservoir offers a fantastic Forest Service campground.
Cautions: No potable water exists on this section. Leave gates as you find them. Wet trail conditions can be impassible for bikes and vehicles.

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Description: From Biscuit Rock continue upstream on the bench following the Paradox Trail signs. After one mile you approach the mouth of Red Canyon. The old two track becomes rougher as it climbs the canyon eventually coming to a steep and gnarly hike a bike at mile 4.5. The trail continues to climb before coming to the big view of the Paradox Valley over 1,500 feet below. Continue to climb the back of Carpenter Ridge until you come to CR Q 13 at mile 7.2 Go left (west) and follow this seasonally graded county road following the Paradox Trail signs. At mile 10.7 bear right at the big intersection with the road coming up from Paradox. Follow the main road as it enters the Manti LaSal National Forst climbing an easy gradient until a short drop into the Buckeye Reservoir basin.

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