Skyline Drive

Fairview, Utah

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What the White Rim Trail is to Utah’s canyon country, Skyline Drive is to Utah’s plateau country—a multi-day, epic bike tour along a famed Utah scenic backway. Whereas the White Rim penetrates the Colorado Plateau’s layer-cake strata of sun-baked sandstones, Skyline Drive traces the 10,500-foot crest of central Utah’s Wasatch Plateau, dancing among clouds and scraping the belly of the heavens. Along Skyline, you will not face chiseled peaks and improbable mountain passes, which characterize northern Utah’s formidable Wasatch Range. The buttes are mountain cameos, horizontal strata with escarped sides—they are mountains of circumdenudation.” Tread: Light duty dirt roads and doubletracks throughout. Although many sections are suitable for passenger cars, your support vehicle should have high clearance and preferably four wheel drive for rougher parts.
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by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

What the White Rim Trail is to Utah’s canyon country, Skyline Drive is to Utah’s plateau country—a multi-day, epic bike tour along a famed Utah scenic backway. Whereas the White Rim penetrates the Colorado Plateau’s layer-cake strata of sun-baked sandstones, Skyline Drive traces the 10,500-foot crest of central Utah’s Wasatch Plateau, dancing among clouds and scraping the belly of the heavens. Along Skyline, you will not face chiseled peaks and improbable mountain passes, which characterize northern Utah’s formidable Wasatch Range.

The buttes are mountain cameos, horizontal strata with escarped sides—they are mountains of circumdenudation.” Tread: Light duty dirt roads and doubletracks throughout. Although many sections are suitable for passenger cars, your support vehicle should have high clearance and preferably four wheel drive for rougher parts.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Fairview
Distance: 80
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: late June to late September
Trailhead Elevation: 9,700 feet
Top Elevation: 10,780 feet
Local Contacts: Manti-La Sal National Forest, Ferron Ranger Districts, 435-384-2372
Local Maps: USGS: Danish Knoll, Fairview Lakes, Ferron Reservoir, Heliotrope Mtn. Huntington Reservoir, South Tent Mtns., Spring City, Water Hollow Ridge, and Woods Lake.
Driving Directions: Directions to Skyline Drive

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