Mormon Pasture Mountain
We followed the dump trucks off of Cottonwood Wash and onto The Causeway. There were dump trucks moving in both directions and it was weird. When we saw the sign pointing to the Mormon Pasture Mountain trail we decided to leave the traffic behind. We went through the gate and closed it behind us, and it was a completely different trail.
It really seemed like we'd have it to ourselves and we did. It looked like it didn't get much use. When we got to the "Y" intersection we took the left fork first. It wasn't long before we were parked at the end.
We got out to stretch our legs and enjoy the scenery. The day was warming up and we hung out for a bit. The first breaks in the first day of a vacation in Utah are always relaxing and nice.
But eventually we turned and went back to the intersection, taking the other fork this time. It wound around a bit and in some places it was pretty overgrown.
We were getting near the end when the trail really got tight. Mike and Hoa stayed there while Monica went on to the end. That meant that we all enjoyed the top of the mountain on our own. It was still surrounded in trees and brush so it made it challenging to find a spot for pictures but we managed. You could see the Stevens Canyon trail below us. We couldn't see the actual Mormon Pasture, though.
We regrouped and headed back to the trailhead. It was a nice, little trail to get us out of the busy areas with dump trucks and we enjoyed it.