Pole - Summit Pull

Nephi, Utah 84648

Pole - Summit Pull

Pole - Summit Pull Professional Review and Guide

"This 19.5-mile ride (18.5-mile loop with a short spur leaving and returning to the campground) is rated aerobically tough, primarily because of the gruelling, 5-mile climb faced at the outset. Amid a redrock setting embellished with pine, fir, and aspen you’ll look up at the bare alpine world of Mount Nebo looming to your left. Its cooling beauty might help take your mind off the broiling climb. (Note: You can avoid the tough climb by doing this as a 12.5-mile point-to-point—from mile 5.5 to mile 18—if you have a shuttle vehicle or don’t mind hitching a ride back to your car.)

The aerobic demands are followed by a technical challenge as you begin negotiating the often rocky and/or cattle-battered, 6.5-mile-long Summit Trail single-track. Once you get on the trail, however, you never lose or gain as much elevation as it appears you might, because it snakes along the ridge top, offering outstanding views as it goes. Try to get an early start, as the ride will probably take a good four hours and the initial climb can get very hot. General location: Eight miles northeast of Nephi."

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Trail Information

Nephi
Nearby City
19.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Difficult
Physical Difficulty
May through October
Season
Uinta National Forest, 801-342-5260
Local Contacts
Uinta National Forest Visitor map; DeLorme Utah Atlas & Gazetteer, page 45.
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Jul 2018