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Pahvant Valley Heritage Trail
Nine points of interest dot along the Pahvant Valley Heritage Trail intended to engage the public in preservation and stewardship of public land.
Have a few hours, or a whole day to explore and see some sights? Stop by and visit Old Fort Deseret, Great Stone Face, Sunstone Knoll, Clear Lake, Devils Kitchen Petroglyphs, Pahvant Butte, Lace Curtain, Lava Tubes, and Hole-in-the-Rock Petroglyphs. These are nine points of interest located along the Pahvant Valley Heritage Trail intended to engage the public in preservation and stewardship of public land. The Pahvant Valley Heritage Trail consists of driving routes and hiking trails intended to promote opportunity and choice for recreationists in Millard County.
The intent of the Pahvant Valley Heritage Trail is to encourage visitation to select cultural and recreational resources on BLM-administered lands in Millard County, to support the dual causes of promoting heritage tourism in Millard County and affording Bureau of Land Management the opportunity to educate and engage the public in an outdoor museum setting. Located in a broad, arid, north-south trending valley in the Great Basin Physiographic Region, the Pahvant Valley encompasses most of southeastern Millard County, Utah. Its extent is defined by the Pahvant Range to the east and the Cricket Mountains to the west. The Pahvant Valley Heritage Trail is bounded by the town of Delta, Utah and Highway 50 and 6 to the north, the town of Fillmore and Interstate 15 to the east, the town of Kanosh and the Kanosh Road to the south, and Highway 257 to the west.
***Keep in mind that access points to the majority of the points of interest along the Pahvant Valley Heritage Trail are located on dirt roads. All-wheeled drive vehicles are strongly recommended in those locations. The road to the Lava Tubes is extremely rough, and is best driven with an all-terrain vehicle.
What to Expect
Experience everything from the volcanic remnants that is Pahvant Butte to rock art panels that have survived thousands of years. The Pahvant Valley Heritage trail winds its way through the Pahvant Valley and Sevier Desert taking visitors to many different geologic curiosities including the lava tubes and tabernacle hill. Trail riders can also enjoy rock hounding for transparent yellowish labradorite crystals on the flats surrounding Sunstone Knoll. This trail also provides the opportunity to stop by Old Fort Deseret a landmark of Mormon pioneer history that stands as the only remaining example of the many adobe forts built in Utah.
Fillmore Field Office
95 East 500 North
Fillmore, UT 84631
The trail is bounded by the town of Delta and Highway 6 & 50 to the north, the town of Fillmore and Interstate 15 to the east, the town of Kanosh and the Kanosh Road to the south, and Highway 257 to the west.