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Robertson Pasture Trail (20)

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A gorgeous trail through forests and meadows climbing high up the Abajos.


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Map Key

14.5

Miles

23.3

KM

Out and Back

10,508' 3,203 m

High

8,376' 2,553 m

Low

2,712' 826 m

Up

2,711' 826 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No bicycles or motorcycles October 1 - May 15.

Overview

This is a long hike with a lot of climbing, but with constant views and beautiful forests, and a modest grade, this trail packs a punch.

Description

Start out of the primitive camping area on relatively flat trail for about a mile. There's nothing special here, but it's cool to see the hot desert canyons many thousands of feet below as you hike in the cool forest. Soon the trail starts climbing, and the steepest section continues for 2.5 miles.

You then break out into spectacular meadow, which can be filled with flowers or changing aspen depending on the season. Both the open areas and the forests are gorgeous, and the miles will click by until you reach the high alpine, where very dense, dark, and cool pine forests hit you with some steep switchbacks.

One final set of great views take you to the saddle between Twin Peaks at 10,500'. Most people will turn around here, though the trail continues down another mile to meet the Spring Creek Trail (159). You could make a long loop by descending on the Spring Creek Trail #159 and returning via the road, but just returning the way you came offers the best views.

Flora & Fauna

You'll pass a range of Utah natives, from aspens down low, to pines up high.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder

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Photos

About halfway up Robertson Pasture - incredible views.
Oct 5, 2016 near Monticello, UT
The upper part of the Robertson Pasture Trail.
Sep 21, 2016 near Monticello, UT
Stunning fall views of Robertson Pasture.
Oct 5, 2016 near Monticello, UT
Starting our way up Robertson Pasture.
Oct 5, 2016 near Monticello, UT
Storm coming in at one of the clearings of Robertson Pasture.
Oct 5, 2016 near Monticello, UT
Carpet of fall leaves on Robertson Pasture.
Oct 5, 2016 near Monticello, UT

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Sep 25, 2019
Valerie Norton
https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2019/09/robertson-pasture-twin-peaks-and-spring.html
Aug 26, 2017
Ellie Hoffman