The Devil’s Racetrack is a 42.4 mile desert loop just north of I-70 in the beautiful San Rafael Swell. Our ride took 6.5 hours at approximately 7 mph. This is a popular trail in the area and rightly so given the scenic landscapes and challenging terrain. This trail is for more experienced riders.
Points of interest along the trail include: Fix-It Pass, Swaseys Arch, views into the Sid’s Mountain and Coal Wash Wilderness Areas and finally, Dutchman Arch.
- Directions From the North
- Directions from the South
- Facilities: Closest services to the area are about 50 miles away. Stock up on supplies and fuel in Green River, Ferron, Hanksville or Salina (depending on which direction you are traveling from).
- OHVs: All sizes. No width limits. ATVs, MCs, UTVs, 4x4s on most trails.
- Signage: Most trails have adequate signage.
- KML File for Google Maps
- GPX File for your Garmin GPS or other Apps
We highly recommend you get GAIA GPS for your smartphone or tablet mobile device. GAIA GPS will allow you to download this trail complete with the photos you see here so you can be sure where you are at all times. Simply install the GAIA GPS app and save this trail from here: DOWNLOAD THIS TRAIL
Here is an embedded live link to GAIA GPS to allow you to explore the trail. Each of the blue markers indicates that a photo was taken at that location. To view the track and photos click here: GAIA GPS – Devils Racetrack
Would you like to see the Devil’s Racetrack trail in an animated 3D flyover map? If it appears to pause that is likely a place we stopped for a while. It will continue, just wait a few moments. Link to 3D flyover.
Here is the 360 view at the trailhead. Feel free to tour around a bit inside Google Street Views. We have recorded the trail in 360, and it is now part of Google Street Views so you can take a virtual tour of the trail to see if it is for you. While we didn’t have time to ride all of the trail we think you will find this fairly representative of what you will find. We’ve made it a bit easier to navigate, scroll down and you will see more 360 embedded tours as we encounter intersections, trail markers or interesting places along the trail.
On any image, you can click the ‘X’ in the upper right corner and the view will change to an overview map showing the Google Street View blue lines. You can click anywhere on that blue line and drop down to the 360 ground-level views at that point.
You can move the image 360 degrees, click the arrow to move further down the trail and zoom in and out to take a closer look. Clicking the box in the upper right-hand corner will enlarge to full screen for a better view.
Start out just off I-70 at Buckhorn Draw Road. There is a medium-sized staging area just off the highway.
Head toward Cane Wash. Proceed left at the dead end.
From Cane Wash take Fix-It Pass. Stay to the right at the fork.
Be sure to check out the cool rock formations and ancient caves as you explore through Fix-It Pass.
Stay on North Fork Coal Wash. There are majestic rock formations and sandy trails everywhere you look.
Continue on to Swaseys Arch.
When you see the sign for Sids Mountain and Coal Wash Wildnerness area, cross over North Fork Coal Wash and follow the signs to Devil’s Racetrack. Please be sure to stay on the designated trail as you are surrounded by Wilderness Areas, which are closed to motorized recreation.
Gorgeous views and vast overlooks make this ride a truly memorable one.
Be sure to plan some extra time to visit exceptional stops in the area including Dutchman Arch, Locomotive Point and the Head of Sinbad pictographs as you travel back to the trailhead.
Here is a photo gallery of all of the images we took along the way. Not necessarily in any order or sequence. Many are at trail intersections. You can see the photos and exactly where along the trail where taken: Click here for Photo Locations.
The closest medical help is Green River Medical Center, 585 Main Street, Green River, UT 84525. Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies or (435) 564-3434.
If a hospital is required, Castleview Hospital is in Price. 300 North Hospital Drive, Price, UT 84501. Open 24 hours (435) 637-4800.
Emery County Sheriff – Green River: Dial 9-1-1 or (435) 381-2404
Utah Highway Patrol – Green River: Dial 9-1-1 or (435) 564-3474
BLM Office in Price: (435) 636-3600
We highly recommend you purchase a Utah Search and Rescue Assistant Card (USARA), learn more: https://secure.utah.gov/rescue/