Bountiful Bench Road Ride

Salt Lake City, Utah

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If you’re going to battle the high-speed, six-lane traffic on Beck Street/U.S. Highway 89 and endure the visual blight of its industrial complexes and oil refineries, then you’d might as well have a good reason. This route takes you from Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park to a scenic loop on Bountiful’s east bench and back, which is reason enough to ride it. But despite the long, flat, easy miles, you’d better have strong legs or ultra-low gears because Bountiful’s Eagle Ridge Drive is one of the steepest climbs on the Wasatch Front. This ascent alone is the main reason to ride, or avoid, this route. The hill is only 1.8 miles long, so it’s no Alpe d’Huez, but it’s nothing to scoff at either. If you can’t hang, then you’ll suffer.
Bicycling Salt Lake City

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Bicycling Salt Lake City

by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

If you’re going to battle the high-speed, six-lane traffic on Beck Street/U.S. Highway 89 and endure the visual blight of its industrial complexes and oil refineries, then you’d might as well have a good reason.

This route takes you from Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park to a scenic loop on Bountiful’s east bench and back, which is reason enough to ride it. But despite the long, flat, easy miles, you’d better have strong legs or ultra-low gears because Bountiful’s Eagle Ridge Drive is one of the steepest climbs on the Wasatch Front. This ascent alone is the main reason to ride, or avoid, this route. The hill is only 1.8 miles long, so it’s no Alpe d’Huez, but it’s nothing to scoff at either. If you can’t hang, then you’ll suffer.

©  Gregg Bromka/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 29.2
Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Best March through November
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Top Elevation: 5,100 feet
Local Maps: USGS Bountiful Peak, Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City North, Salt Lake City South, Sugarhouse
Driving Directions: Directions to Bountiful Bench Road Ride

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