Centerville, Utah – Northern Utah
Rock wagon wheel
.70 miles from parking lot area. Or if you have 4WD vehicle it is about .35 miles from road.
Bring a bottle of water
Spring, summer, fall
Open year round
Wide dirt road and very visible until you curve up mountain and will need to bushwhack through grass and weeds.
Bring snacks if needed
Bring good hiking shoes. Bag for water and snacks. Hat and sunglasses also would be a good idea.
You can either park in the parking lot at the Parrish Canyon trailhead or if you have 4WD or a high clearance vehicle you can drive to the trailhead.
I found out about this rock circle that looks like a wagon wheel by checking out the mountains around Centerville on Google Earth. I noticed this odd shaped thing that was high up on the mountain and I decided to hike to it to see what it was.
If you have a 4WD or high clearance vehicle then you can drive directly to where you need to be. If you don’t you can simple park right at the Parrish Canyon parking lot. Either way, this really isn’t that long of a hike.
Hike or drive along the Firebreak road until you come to the Deuel Creek North trailhead. It is close to the Deuel Canyon.
You will travel along a clear path straight up the mountain for a good ways and you will eventually need to decide where you will go off the trail and go up to the next ridge near the scrub oak trees above you.
Since there wasn’t even a game trail to follow up I just picked a random location and headed up the mountain.
The Deuel Creek North trail continues to hug the canyon side and it leads you far away from the Wagon Wheel.
So keep hiking up the steep hillside and you will eventually see a giant pile of rocks that are leaned up against the mountain and there are tons of scrub oak just over the pile of rocks.
Go towards this pile of rocks and you will come to the Wagon Wheel.
The Wagon Wheel is made up of rocks about 30 feet wide and has 9 spokes with a small pile of rocks in the center.
Not much is known about this – I just found it by surfing Google Earth one day. It does appear to be old because most of the rocks have sunk somewhat into the dirt which leads me to think that this may have been around for how many decades??
It is interesting nonetheless and you get an amazing few of Centerville and Antelope Island.
Head back down towards the trail.
This is probably not for everyone but if you are looking for a hike that is different then I suggest you check out the Centerville Wagon Wheel.