Mountains, Cache Valley
5 miles one way
Bring your own
High Clearance 4x4 Road
Trail Head:41.74276 N, 111.97919 W
Trail End:41.71866 N, 112.02929 W
The 3 Mile Creek Road is one of two roads that penetrate a short way into the Wellsville Mountains. These are very steep and rugged meaning there aren’t many options that allow you to visit outside of hiking. (Most of the range is wilderness) This is a great spot for an evening to relax or a great place to have a nice fire. It is most often used by deer hunters. This road is about five miles each way and ends at a nice viewpoint above Cache Valley at John Kidman Flat. There are no trail heads or side trails off the road. If you drive off the road you enter the wilderness and are subject to huge fines. The road is open to any off road or street legal vehicles. The road is definitely a high clearance road but is not difficult with 4×4. There are several rutted out spots for sure. I would not recommend going in early spring or after a rain storm because the road becomes extremely slick. The road starts out in the town of Mendon at the base of the mountains.
The area gets very green in the spring with great views over Cache Valley the entire way.
There were several spots with nice wildflowers growing.
The road passes through a few very large Maple Groves that are common in the range.
To the north you can see Gunsight Peak.
Once at the top you are at John Kidman Flat and gets some views of the northern portion of the Wellsville’s but I think the best views are of Cache Valley on the way up. The flat is a great place for a campfire and you can not go further.
You must return back the same way you came. There are no other options.
This is a nice place to spend an evening relaxing but its not great for a day trip or stand alone destination.