UM Pass

Richfield, Utah

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This 18-mile ride is almost a straightaway loop, except for the short, one-half-mile spur at the beginning and end. With 2,000 feet of climbing involved, including a physically challenging 2.5-mile climb to UM Pass, the ride is rated moderately difficult; ditto in regard to technicality, owing to a diversity of riding surfaces that include pavement, graded two-wheel-drive road, dirt double-track, eroded and mucked-out ATV trail, and, most notably, a very fun and quite hazardous descent from the pass that serves up a series of huge humps built to control erosion and/or to preclude large motorized vehicles from accessing the old jeep trail. Lower your saddle before diving off the pass and maintain a light touch on the brakes, particularly the front ones, or you’ll chance going ass over over teacups in a big and painful way. Also before descending, take a good look around from UM Pass, which is basically a saddle sitting 1,000 feet below 11,610-foot Mount Marvine to the south and, to the north, 11,537-foot Mount Terrill. General location: 50 miles southeast of Richfield.
Mountain Bike! Southern Utah

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Mountain Bike! Southern Utah

by Michael McCoy (Menasha Ridge Press)

This 18-mile ride is almost a straightaway loop, except for the short, one-half-mile spur at the beginning and end. With 2,000 feet of climbing involved, including a physically challenging 2.5-mile climb to UM Pass, the ride is rated moderately difficult; ditto in regard to technicality, owing to a diversity of riding surfaces that include pavement, graded two-wheel-drive road, dirt double-track, eroded and mucked-out ATV trail, and, most notably, a very fun and quite hazardous descent from the pass that serves up a series of huge humps built to control erosion and/or to preclude large motorized vehicles from accessing the old jeep trail.

Lower your saddle before diving off the pass and maintain a light touch on the brakes, particularly the front ones, or you’ll chance going ass over over teacups in a big and painful way. Also before descending, take a good look around from UM Pass, which is basically a saddle sitting 1,000 feet below 11,610-foot Mount Marvine to the south and, to the north, 11,537-foot Mount Terrill. General location: 50 miles southeast of Richfield.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Richfield
Distance: 17
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Season: June through October
Local Contacts: Fishlake National Forest, 435-896-9233
Local Maps: Fishlake National Forest visitor map
Driving Directions: Directions to UM Pass

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Apr 2018