3 miles
Distance
984 ft
Climb
-195 ft
Descent
5,147 ft
High Point

Sylvester Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    La Sal Mountains
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running

This trail is an open desert hike that connects Richardson Amphitheater to Castle Valley. Throughout the hike there are views of all the surrounding mesas, but the primary buttes in view are "Castle Rock" and the "Priest and Nuns" to the west. To the east you first will see the cliffs of Fisher Mesa in front of the La Sal Mountains. As you head south you will approach Adobe Mesa to the east as you get closer to Castle Valley.

The Professor Creek (Mary Jane Canyon) starts at the same trailhead and is cooler, in my opinion.

Access Info

The trail starts at the Professor Creek Trailhead and the trail itself ends at a dirt road

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More Stats for Sylvester Trail hike trail
  • Altitude change
    789 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,358 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,358 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,146 ft
  • Grade
    4.415%
  • Grade max
    -15.06%
  • Grade min
    32.727%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3,247 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,106 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
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