Wasatch Crest

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

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Wasatch Crest is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 6.9 miles long and begins at 8,949 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,706 feet. The Scottish Chief Mine (elevation 9,823 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
Wasatch Crest is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 6.9 miles long and begins at 8,949 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,706 feet. The Scottish Chief Mine (elevation 9,823 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Mill D North, Pinecone, Beartrap Fork and Old Red Pine Rd Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Distance: 6.9
Elevation Gain: 2,706 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 8,949 feet
Top Elevation: 9,904 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Wasatch Crest
Parks: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 8949/9904 ft
Elevation Start/End: 8949/8949 ft

Wasatch Crest Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Wasatch Crest trail is a daylong adventure filled with five-star scenery and unparalleled vantage points. As its name indicates, the trail climbs to the crest of the Wasatch Range between Big Cottonwood Canyon to the south and Summit County to the northeast. From this one ridge you can see into both canyons and beyond. During July and into August wildflowers add color to the alpine trailside, and the path into Mill Creek Canyon provides a beautiful, green, packed trail through the trees."

"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."

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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