Whites Valley

Fall in Whites Valley    by Milt Moody    İMilton G. Moody

(submitted by Kristin Purdy)

Description:  White's Valley is a remote ranch/farmland/grass and sagebrush covered valley in extreme north-central Utah. Much of the property is private, so please observe the 'No Trespassing' signs.

Directions:  Take I-15 north and I-84 west. Remain on I-84 when the two roads split and take Ranch Exit 32. Turn right, or north. The pavement ends after .3 miles and the road is gravel thereafter. Continue north. You'll reach Whites Valley after approximately 4 miles. The road zigzags west and north across the valley until it ends at two silos; however, the last half mile is marked, "No Trespassing".

Birding:  Watch for Burrowing Owls and listen/watch for Grasshopper Sparrows in the first mile or so. Watch along the road and in stubble in the fields for both Gray Partridge and Sharp-tailed Grouse. You might need to walk through brush or sage lining the safflower and wheat fields to find partridge or grouse. Watch over field edges and sagebrush for Short-eared Owls and Northern Harriers. Returning south and east out of the valley, you might consider taking the road that heads east at an intersection at a single silo, through Johnson Canyon. Grasshopper Sparrows have been heard and seen in the grassy field northwest of the Nucor Steel Plant. Continue east on this road and you'll intersect I-15.

Specialty Birds: Gray Partridge, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Grasshopper Sparrow, Burrowing Owl, Short-eared Owl, Sage Thrasher, American Pipit

     eBird Data:   |  White ValleyJohnson Canyon Rd |