Bull Hollow, Cow Flats

My family and I went on another ATV ride yesterday on Cedar Mountain, just a few miles from where we rode last weekend. Here are some pictures and video. We parked near the corral in Bull Hollow and followed a trail that parallels the west rim of Bull Hollow. I expected it to be as challenging as last weekend’s ride because it crosses the same kind of terrain, but it was actually pretty easy on an ATV. A full-sized 4WD could probably have handled most of the trail with little trouble. After going down one dead end trail, we followed another trail that ended at a nice overlook of Bull Hollow. We ate lunch there, then backtracked to the corral and began riding along the road in the bottom of Bull Hollow. We checked out the left and right forks, the riding was easy, and the scenery was nice. At the end of the right fork road there was basically a cow trail that looked as though a few people had ridden their ATVs over, and we followed it for only a tenth of a mile before it became way too difficult for us. We turned around and headed back to the truck, and when we arrived there at around 4:30 p.m. I wasn’t ready to go home yet. It had been a decent day, but not as much fun as I’d hoped to have.
I knew there was a turnoff another 1.5 miles farther down the Cedar Mountain Road that leads to Cow Flats, but I’d never been there before and didn’t know what to expect. The Cow Flats area turned out to be a big surprise. The scenery was gorgeous and the trail riding was a lot of fun. Due to time constraints we passed up a lot of side trails that looked fun, but we did ride past The Nipple to a cow pond near the head of Soap Wash. We didn’t spend a lot of time in that area, but it was the highlight of the day. There’s a place to camp right next to the turnoff to this area along the Cedar Mountain Road, so Traci and I decided to return in a couple of weeks to camp and spend the weekend riding our ATVs.

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