Wasatch Crest Trail

Draper, Utah

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Undoubtedly the premier mountain bike trail in northern Utah, the Wasatch Crest Trail follows the “Backbone of Utah” and is a must-ride for anyone new to this neck of the woods. At nearly 10,000 feet in elevation, this ridgetop singletrack requires pistons for legs and bellows for lungs, but it serves up sweet singletrack through pristine aspens and across wildflower-dotted alpine bowls. Pack along your camera because the glacial-carved peaks and canyons, wildflower slopes, and dense aspen groves of the Wasatch are postcard perfect. Best of all, many options exist by which to shorten, extend, or make loops out of the standard out-and-back ride. Trail surface: 9.2 miles on singletrack and 6 miles on doubletrack for the entire out-and-back ride. Pack along your camera because the glacial-carved peaks and canyons, wildflower slopes, and dense aspen groves of the Wasatch are postcard perfect. Best of all, many options exist by which to shorten, extend, or make loops out of the standard out-and-back ride.
Bicycling Salt Lake City

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Bicycling Salt Lake City

by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

Undoubtedly the premier mountain bike trail in northern Utah, the Wasatch Crest Trail follows the “Backbone of Utah” and is a must-ride for anyone new to this neck of the woods. At nearly 10,000 feet in elevation, this ridgetop singletrack requires pistons for legs and bellows for lungs, but it serves up sweet singletrack through pristine aspens and across wildflower-dotted alpine bowls.

Pack along your camera because the glacial-carved peaks and canyons, wildflower slopes, and dense aspen groves of the Wasatch are postcard perfect. Best of all, many options exist by which to shorten, extend, or make loops out of the standard out-and-back ride. Trail surface: 9.2 miles on singletrack and 6 miles on doubletrack for the entire out-and-back ride. Pack along your camera because the glacial-carved peaks and canyons, wildflower slopes, and dense aspen groves of the Wasatch are postcard perfect. Best of all, many options exist by which to shorten, extend, or make loops out of the standard out-and-back ride.

©  Gregg Bromka/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Draper
Distance: 15.2
Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: Best late June through October
Trailhead Elevation: 9,200 feet
Top Elevation: 10,000 feet
Local Contacts: USFS Salt Lake Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Brighton, Mount Aire, Park City West
Driving Directions: Directions to Wasatch Crest Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/5/2008
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Great Trail, fantastic views and quality singletrack See my trip report here with lots of pics http://www.mtb-hol.com/MTBUSA2007/Day_13.html



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