Great Western Trail
Trail Length: 25 miles one way (sections are 2-10 miles)
Trailhead: Five Trailheads: (1) Beaver Junction, (2) West Hodges Trailhead—USU Forestry Camp, (3) Temple Fork Road to Spawn Creek Trialhead, (4) Right Hand Fork Trailhead, and (5) Left Hand Fork of Blacksmith Fork Canyon
Elevation Start/Gain: See information on each trail
Route: The Great Western Trail (GWT) is comprised of trails and roads: Sink Hollow (601), Beaver Mountain Road (Hwy 243), Stump Hollow (606), Peter Sinks Road (FR 175), Turkey (054), Little Bear (010), West Hodges (FR 174), Worm Fence (142), Temple Fork Sawmill (062), Willow (056), Ricks canyon (013 and 127), Marie Springs (FR 147) Logan Peak Road (FR 052), Richards Hollow (019), Left Hand Fork (FR 245).
The GWT, "when completed, will be a collection of footpaths, roads, and OHV trails across the backcountry of the mountain states Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Montana, extending about 3000 miles from canada to Mexico."
Visit the Great Western Trail official website for more details.
For route details and special features, please refer to the best hiking guide in Cache Valley:
Cache Trails, 2004 Edition, Revised 2006, Jim Sinclair (Bridgerland Audubon Society)
- Cache Valley Visitors Bureau
- The Book Table
- The Trailhead a.k.a Campsaver.com
- USDA Forest Service, Logan District Office
- USU Bookstore