Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
3,998.00 ft (1,218.59 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
13.10 mi (21.08 km)
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The Blowhard Mountain Trail is a 13.1-mile out-and-back trail located near Cedar Breaks National Monument. If you are on a long road trip and need a break from the scenic byway, the Blowhard Trail is a great way to stretch your legs and get your heart rate up. This moderately rated trail begins with a 6.5-mile climb, gaining over 3,000 feet of elevation, followed by a 6.5-mile descent. The trail consists mostly of singletrack with a few doubletrack sections and areas where it crosses dirt roads. The rocky trail features shaded pine forests, open meadows, and scenic views of Cedar Breaks National Monument. The trail is suitable for  running, hiking, and mountain biking. 

TRAILHEAD

Blowhard Trail can be accessed from Moots Hollow Trailhead The trail is located off of Scenic Byway 14. Parking is available off the road. This route can also be completed in the opposite direction, starting from State Route 14 (U-14). 

ALTERNATES

The trail can be shortened by arranging a shuttle or getting dropped off by a friend at either end. It is important to remember that starting from State Route 143 (U-143) is all downhill, and starting from State Route 14 (U-14) is all uphill. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Dixie National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/dixie/recreation/recarea/?recid=71104&actid=104

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Scenic Views. Unique geology.

Cons

Fast mountain bikes. Hikers must be careful.

Trailhead Elevation

7,583.00 ft (2,311.30 m)

Highest point

10,654.00 ft (3,247.34 m)

Features

Backcountry camping
Wildlife
Big vistas

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Biking

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Adventures

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