67. A-14 Hogsback Summit Wagon Swales – Directions – Westbound Leaving

Dixie Hollow

Continue down the south side of the Hogsback divide. Wagons followed Dixie Hollow, the ravine to the right side of today’s paved road. The hollow bristled with brush and its boulder-choked bottom was too narrow for wagons to pass.

The Donner-Reed Party excavated a dangerous sideling trail along the sloping bank before dropping, exhausted, into their first camp after the Weber River. Mormon pioneers improved the rough track, but despite their efforts, many wagons over the years tumbled sideways off the trail here.

Just ahead, Dixie Hollow narrows and becomes impassable to wagons. To visit a Donner-Reed Party monument, click next or press 6+8 for stop A-15.