Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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Lone Rock is a large rock formation rising about 250 feet above the otherwise mostly flat Skull Valley in Western Utah. Sitting on BLM land, Lone Rock is a spot frequented by climbers. Doubletrack roads head up the lower portions of the rock, but reaching the apex requires some technical ability. The area, however, is also noted for its frequent use by shooters. Also, the area's BLM designation has led to it being a spot for overnight camping, and a large number of crude firepits and abundance of litter show signs of this.

While reaching the top offers panoramic views of Skull Valley and Deseret Peak, the highest of the peaks in the mountain chain immediately to the east, visitors may want to time their trip for a visit when the area isn't used by shooters setting up against the rock. An adjacent spring offers a green area, and it seems to be popular for open range cattle and for breaking empty booze bottles. Consequently, it's not water that you'd want to get into.

Access is down a grated gravel road that is typically passable by all vehicle types, though it can get a little rutted and rough depending on conditions. There are no amenities of any kind located at Lone Rock.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Interesting formation.

Cons

No shade.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Backcountry camping
Family friendly

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Oquirrh + Stansbury Mountains, Utah
Oquirrh + Stansbury Mountains, Utah

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