Beaver Dam Reservoir/Benches Pond
From Fairview, drive 8.23 miles east up Fairview Canyon on U-31, turn left onto SR-264 and drive another 2.5 miles to the reservoir located on your right on Forest Road 3112. Beaver Dam Reservoir is a small 4.2 acre reservoir, also known as Benches Pond, and is stocked with rainbow trout. This forest service road connects with Skyline Dr & Fairview Lakes.
GPS-N.39.38.707-W.111.15.222 : Elevation-8,600 ft : 15 Acres
From Price, head northwest on US 6 up the canyon past Colton, and turn left onto UT 96. Drive around Scofield Reservoir, and turn right onto UT 264 to the lake.
GPS-N.39.35.099-W.111.14.424 : Elevation-8,812 ft : 135 Acres : Depth Maximum-56 ft/Mean-33 ft
The lake is 19 miles east of Fairview and 29 miles northwest of Huntington. A sign on the highway identifies the lake. Snowmobiling is available in the winter. There are many places to launch a boat but noimproved boat ramps are available. There are no recreational facilities at the lake.
Duck Fork Reservoir
Elevation-9,305 ft : Surface area-46.9 acres : Depth Maximum-35 ft/Mean-17.5 ft
Duck Fork Reservoir is accessible on a dirt road from Ferron Reservoir. From Ferron, travel east past Millsite Reservoir, and continue on the gravel road as it ascends Ferron Canyon, enters a narrow side canyon and climbs to a high bench area. Ferron Reservoir is 25 miles west of Ferron City. From Mayfield, travel up the canyon, crossing the plateau on Skyline Drive at 10,500', and descend into Ferron Canyon. Ferron Reservoir is 23 miles east of Mayfield. From Ferron Reservoir, turn north, below the dam, and follow this road for 5 miles as it goes northeast and then west to the reservoir.
GPS-North Shore-N.39.38.56-W.111.14.31-South Shore-N.39.36.03-W.111.12.85 : Elevation-8,575 ft
U-31 follows the south shore for about 0.5 miles near the Dam, 21 miles east of Fairview City and 27 miles northwest of Huntington, but there is no boat ramp at this access. U-64 follows the north shore for 1/2 mile, 6 miles east of jct.-31 and 9 miles west of jct. U-96. There are latrines and a concrete boat ramp at the north shore site. Both state highways are maintained year-round, making the area popular for winter recreation. Activities include fishing, swimming, nordic skiing, sledding and snowmobiling. The reservoir is large enough for waterskiing, but the water is too cold for most skiers. The reservoir contains cutthroat trout.
Ephraim Canyon to Orangville Road
Located between Spring City and Manti, the gravel road is well-maintained and any type of vehicle can access it. From US-89 turn east onto E 400 S for .38 mile then turn right onto E Canyon Rd for .57 mile and turn left onto Ephraim Canyon Rd. Continue up the canyon for another 14 miles before reaching the Skyline Dr. From here you will need a high clearance vehicle to reach the Joes Valley and Orangeville segment. This sections give you access to some great fishing holes and camping areas near Pete's Hole, Grassy Lake, Soup Bowl, and Joes Valley Reservoir.
GPS-N.39.38.626-W.111.18.762 : Elevation-8,975 ft : 105 acres : Depth Maximum-40 ft/Mean-21 ft
From Fairview, travel 10 miles up U-31 to U-264. Turn east on U-264, follow it for about 2 miles and turn south on Skyline Drive at Beaver Dam Reservoir. Follow Skyline Drive for 1/2 mile, and turn south on a road for 1 mile to Fairview Lakes. From Huntington, follow U-31 for about 35 miles which is 3 miles north of Huntington Reservoir to Skyline Drive. Turn north and follow Skyline Drive for about 3 miles to a road, and turn south for one mile. U-31 is plowed throughout the winter, and this is one of the state's premier winter recreation areas for snowmobiling. Fishing and boating is the primary summer use of the lake. There is a private campground at the lake managed by the Fairview Lakes Association with campsites, a restaurant, and a gravel boat ramp. The lakes are stocked with rainbow trout.
Ferron Canyon/Ferron Reservoir
Elevation-9,472 ft : Surface area-57 acres : Depth Maximum-30 ft/Mean-12 ft
From Ferron, travel west past Millsite Reservoir, and continue on the gravel road as it ascends Ferron Canyon, enters a narrow side canyon and climbs to a high bench area. Ferron Reservoir is 25 miles west of Ferron City. From Mayfield, travel up the canyon, crossing the plateau on Skyline Drive at 10,500', and descend into Ferron Canyon. Ferron Reservoir is 23 miles east of Mayfield. Snowmobiling is available in the winter. Boats can usually be launched on the reservoir. Ferron Canyon is maintained as a snowmobile route in the winter. Recreational facilities consist of a Forest Service Campground and a private resort, both are on the shoreline of the reservoir. Ferron Campground has 30 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, privies, and drinking water. User fees are charged. Skyhaven Resort has cottage rentals, boat rentals, horse rentals, bicycle rentals, a convenience store, and a cafe.
19.8 Miles RT
From I-15 take exit 261 or HWY 6 44 miles east towards Price, and turn right onto HWY 96 16.7 miles south to Scofield. Drive north on the west side along Scofield Reservoir 3.9 miles, and turn left. Drive another 1.6 miles to Fish Creek Campground and the trailhead. The trail heads west 9.9 miles to Upper Fish Creek Trailhead. If you do not have a shuttle you will have to retrace your steps back to Lower Fish Creek Trailhead.
Foreman Hollow Nature Trail
3 Mile Loop-Moderate
From Heber City, follow U.S. Highway 40 East. Look for Lodgepole Campground on the right near mile post 33. Pull in and drive about 0.2 miles to several parking stalls. Walk several hundred feet down the paved road to the trail, which is marked by a sign on the left side of the road. The Foreman Hollow Nature Trail begins by winding Southwest through aspen and fir stands. At 0.2 miles the wide, dirt trail passes around a green metal gate. The trail thins as it heads uphill through a small meadow. At 0.6 miles there is another sign for Foreman Hollow. Take a right and head up the switchbacks. You will soon see the first of about a dozen educational placards along the hike that identify and explain the local vegetation, wildlife and terrain. The ribbon-like path heads through meadows and dense woods. Watch for deer near the path. There are several bridges that cross dry riverbeds. At mile 1.9 the trail switches back on itself and descends into a beautiful draw. The trail then winds down through tall fir and spruce trees. At 2.6 miles another sign marks the end of the thin trail. The path widens again. Take a right back toward the campground. Go around a second green fence at mile 2.9, through the campground and return to the parking lot.
GPS-N.39.42.997-W.111.17.594 : Elevation-8,424 ft : 77 Acres : Depth-Maximum-16.4 ft : Mean-3.7 ft
From Fairview, drive 8.23 miles east up Fairview Canyon on U-31, turn left onto SR-264 for .07 mile and continue to drive north for .15 mile through the paved parking lot to the fork of of Skyline Dr. Turn right at the onto the gravel road and continue another 2.52 miles passing the Gooseberry Campground Road to the reservoir. You can get access to all of the Skyline Drive from here for miles and miles of off-road trails. To get access to the southern section of the Skyline Drive you will have to travel on paved road east on SR-264 for 2.05 miles which is ATV friendly and turn right at Beaver Dam Reservoir also known as Benches Pond. This will turn into Skyline Dr and will also give you access to the Fairview Lakes.
9.35 Acres : N.39.19.283-W.111.19.800
From the west side of Joe’s Valley Reservoir take Forest Road 8 which turns into a dirt road. After about 3.5 miles turn right onto Forest Road 055, and continue another 2 miles to the lake. Stocked with brook, rainbow, & tiger trout.
21.74 Acres : N.39.03.363-W.111.29.428
Located 3.39 miles west of Julius Flat Reservoir and just under 1 mile east of Blue Lake. You can get access from the Skyline Drive 17.01 miles via Mayfield and HWY-89 or 27.12 miles via Redmond and HWY-89. 39.46 miles via Ferron.
GPS-N.39.35.275-W.111.15.777 : Elevation-9014 ft : 118 acres
From Huntington take UT 31 northwest 32 miles, and the lake will be on your left. The lake is also 16 miles east of Fairview. Snowmobiling is available in the winter. There is a parking area near the dam on the east end of the reservoir with toilets. There is an off-road trail that runs along the lake connecting you from Miller Flat Road back up to the Skyline but it's just a little over 50" making it kind of tight for most UTV's, especially when another vehicle is coming in the opposite direction.
Joes Valley Reservoir
From Price, go south on UT 10 for 26 miles through Huntington to a right fork onto UT 29. Drive through Orangeville and turn right at the T-intersection. Drive up Straight Canyon 12 miles west to the reservoir. The reservoir provides fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, splake, brown and lake trout. There is a full service marina, general store and restaurant located at the reservoir. Two camping areas are located at the reservoir. Near the boat ramp is a trailer camping area is available. Fire rings, standing grills, tables and vault rest rooms are located outside the parking area. There are no electrical hookups or dump station present. Two campgrounds are located in one general area on the west side of the reservoir. Single and multiple family units are provided. Several pull off areas and rest rooms are located at convenient places around the reservoir. There are also a number of summer homes being developed inthe area.
Julius Flat Reservoir
From Emery head up Link Canyon Rd for 7.8 miles to Forest Rd 0044. Continue another 13.1 miles north to Julius Flat Reservoir Rd, you'll reach the reservoir in 1 mile. You can also reach the reservoir from the Skyline Dr. There are some small campsites that sit around this beautiful blue colored lake that offer fishing and swimming even though the water temperature is pretty cold all summer long since it sits at an elevation of 8,875ft.
From the south end of Joe’s Valley Reservoir take Forest Road 041 for 7 miles to the lake. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout.
Mill Canyon Trail
8.4 Miles RT
Drive south from Price on HWY 10 for 20 miles to Huntington, and turn north onto HWY 31. Drive for 18 miles and turn into Huntington Campground .3 mile from the road to the trailhead.
Miller Flat Reservoir
GPS-N.39.32.655-W.111.14.630 : Elevation-8,462 ft : 162 acres : Depth Maximum-64 ft/Mean-39.9 ft
Miller Flat Reservoir is accessible from U-31 between Fairview and Huntington; turnoff U-31 onto the gravel road located between Huntington and Cleveland reservoirs and drive 3.90 miles south.
Elevation 10,452 ft
From US 6 take the Scofield State Park turnoff. Drive 23 miles to the intersection with Clear Creek, and continue toward Fairview. On Route 264 going west from the intersection drive 5 miles to the Emery County boundary sign. Drive to the end of the dirt road and park. This area is heavily used by snowmobiles. The trail walks along a dirt road to the left and crosses a ridge leading to Monument Peak, then up to the summit. There is a hut with a radio tower on top.
8.70 Acres : GPS-N.39.17.586-W.111.23.229
This small lake is located between Skyline Drive and Joes Valley Reservoir. Drive up Forest Road 8 and is about .75 mile on Forest Road 055. This place offers some great fishing for rainbow trout. Soup Bowl is just around the corner also with planted rainbow trout.
4 Acres each : GPS-N.39.26.981-W.111.16.182
Located between Miller Flat Reservoir and Joes Valley Reservoir about .5 mile off Forest Road 014. Take Forest Road 271 to the small ponds. These ponds are heavily stocked with rainbow trout. This place is packed with people over the weekend during the summer months so you might want to plan on coming monday-thursday if your idea is to get away from the city to enjoy some peace and quiet. The road that heads west from the capmground connects you with the Skyline Drive giving you access to plenty of off-roading.
Skyline Drive is mainly used for scenic driving and off road driving mostly used after the snow melt off from June-November. The road is part of the 350-mile, 750,000 acre Arapeen OHV Trail System within the National Forest on the Manti Mountains and runs north to south connecting you with I-70 to HWY-6. Access from the west to the Skyline Drive-Fairview, Mt. Pleasant, Spring City, Ephraim, Manti, Sterling, and Mayfield. Access from the east to the Skyline Drive-Tucker, Scofield, Joes Valley, Ferron, and Emery. Some routes are only passable by ATV/Motorcycles; others can be traveled by car or high-clearance 4WD vehicle.
North Skyline Drive
From Fairview, drive 8.23 miles east up Fairview Canyon on U-31, turn left onto SR-264 for .07 mile and continue to drive north for .15 mile through the paved parking lot reach North Skyline Dr. North Skyline Drive, a gravel road heads north from SR-31 for 27 miles and connects with US-6. This section provides scenic views into Lake Fork and Fish Creek and access to fall hunting areas. This road is suitable for cars, and is also groomed in the winter for snowmobiling.
South Skyline Drive
The southern section of Skyline Drive connects you from SR-31 and continues 55 miles south to the Fishlake National Forest boundary (I-70 is another 16 miles). This section offers stunning views of Mt. Nebo and other mountains. The majority of the South Skyline Drive requires high clearance vehicles.
Spring City Canyon
Located off of US-89 between Ephraim and Mount Pleasant. To reach Spring City Canyon Rd turn off of US-89 onto SR 117 heading east for 1.34 miles; right onto N Main st for .29 mile; left on E ctr for .69 mile; right on S 700 East for .08; then finally left onto Spring City Canyon Rd. Continue up the canyon for 11.21 miles before reaching Skyline Drive.
N.39.08.166-W.111.23.229 : 15.13 Acres
From Ferron head west past Millsite Reservoir on Forest Road 022 (gravel road) for 15 miles up the canyon. The lake will be on the south side of the road. The lake has rainbow, brook, tiger trout, and grayling in it.