Upper Shuman

Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: 0.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy
MTB Skill level:
Elevation: 9273 - 9339 feet
Cellphone: 0-3 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Warner Campground
Fee: none (camping $10)
Attractions: Forest hike/bike




The Upper Shuman trail is located in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, Utah. The trail is a short connector that joins the Shuman Gulch trail with the Warner Lake and campground. The trail also serves as part of the Whole Enchilada mountain bike route that begins off of the Geyser Pass Road, higher up in the La Sals, and ends down in Moab.


The Upper Shuman trail begins about a quarter mile from the Warner Campground at a junction with the Burro Pass and Warner to Oowah Lake trails.


The trail spends its entire length working its way through the aspen trees that cover this part of the mountain.


The surface of the trail is composed mostly of dirt with very few rocks.


A wooden bridge makes easy work out of crossing a seasonal stream.


The elevation change is a barely noticeable 67 feet that is spread out over the entire length of the trail.


Near the end of the trail the forest opens up allowing views to the south of a few mountain peaks.


It all comes to a quick end at an old road that is part of the Trans-La Sal trail which runs from Castleton to South Mountain. You can follow it to the right for the Hazard County trailhead and to continue on the Whole Enchilada. Continuing straight ahead begins the Shuman Gulch trail that ends down on the Oowah Lake Road. You can also follow the trail to the left to where it joins the Warner to Oowah Lake trail and follow that back to where the Upper Shuman trail began near Warner Lake. That would make a nice little loop to hike if you don't want to get too far from the Warner Campground. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is grab your bike or 'Take a hike'.