14.9 miles
Distance
2,267 ft
Climb
-3,915 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Extended version of a Tibble Fork shuttle, begins by heading north on Ridge Trail 157 with initial descent down Mud Springs, then climbing back via Mill Canyon to a different section of the Ridge Trail 157 and riding south to access the Tibble Fork descent.

Detailed Description
157 - Mud Springs - Mill Canyon - 157 - Tibble Fork is a 15 mile less popular expert route located near Sundance Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 2,267 ft with a max elevation of 8,345 ft then descends -3,915 ft.
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64 Reviews & Comments

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whansen90 (Jul 4, 2022 at 7:37)
Trail Ridge Trail
Such an amazing trail and the views!! Do the ride just for the views, timp is amazing.
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whansen90 (Jul 4, 2022 at 7:37)
Trail Ridge Trail
Such an amazing trail and the views!! Do the ride just for the views, timp is amazing.
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whansen90 (Jul 4, 2022 at 7:37)
Trail Ridge Trail
Such an amazing trail and the views!! Do the ride just for the views, timp is amazing.
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Rail (Oct 2, 2021 at 16:26)
Trail Mill Canyon
To answer your question about the jumps, I've done this trail 4 or 5 times and have never seen any of the jumps in the pictures.
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Rail (Oct 2, 2021 at 16:26)
Trail Mill Canyon
To answer your question about the jumps, I've done this trail 4 or 5 times and have never seen any of the jumps in the pictures.
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asher-beeson (Aug 8, 2021 at 10:33)
Trail Tibble Fork
easily one of my favorite downhills ever. such a blast with a long-travel sled. so easy to get to and flows really well if you’re on your a-game.
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ThomasBombadillo (Jul 10, 2021 at 12:38)
Trail Ridge Trail
I don't understand why this trail is getting so much hate. This is a fun trail. The climbs are not too difficult. There is a good mix of smooth flow and rocky tech.
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ThomasBombadillo (Jul 10, 2021 at 12:38)
Trail Ridge Trail
I don't understand why this trail is getting so much hate. This is a fun trail. The climbs are not too difficult. There is a good mix of smooth flow and rocky tech.
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ThomasBombadillo (Jul 10, 2021 at 12:38)
Trail Ridge Trail
I don't understand why this trail is getting so much hate. This is a fun trail. The climbs are not too difficult. There is a good mix of smooth flow and rocky tech.
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mattyj74 (Jun 26, 2021 at 8:30)
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mattyj74 (Jun 26, 2021 at 8:30)
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matgover (Jun 8, 2021 at 16:23)
Trail Mud Springs
The lower mud springs trail is the best descent in the canyon.
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matgover (Jun 8, 2021 at 16:23)
Trail Mud Springs
The lower mud springs trail is the best descent in the canyon.
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UtDon (Aug 30, 2020 at 13:57)
Trail Ridge Trail
Shit show. This used to be a good trail but now it's all big chunky loose and rutty. f*ckin' motorcycles have chewed it to garbage.
Probably this one should live on in memory only.
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UtDon (Aug 30, 2020 at 13:57)
Trail Ridge Trail
Shit show. This used to be a good trail but now it's all big chunky loose and rutty. f*ckin' motorcycles have chewed it to garbage.
Probably this one should live on in memory only.
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UtDon (Aug 30, 2020 at 13:57)
Trail Ridge Trail
Shit show. This used to be a good trail but now it's all big chunky loose and rutty. f*ckin' motorcycles have chewed it to garbage.
Probably this one should live on in memory only.
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Heaps (Aug 28, 2020 at 13:54)
Trail Mill Canyon
Are the photos wrong for this trail or is there actually jumps up there? Curious because you can see the road in one of the photos and theres not a road any where near this trail.
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Heaps (Aug 28, 2020 at 13:54)
Trail Mill Canyon
Are the photos wrong for this trail or is there actually jumps up there? Curious because you can see the road in one of the photos and theres not a road any where near this trail.
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trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 17:12)
The switchbacks are amazing on a dirtbike! Yield to mountain bikes, you’ll probably find some coming down. Ditto on the PNW comment above. One of my favorites.
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trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 17:11)
Trail Mill Canyon
Really fun climb on a dirtbike, technical but not overwhelming. There’s a decent climb around a quarter mile in but it’s fairly smooth. Try not to spin out on this part—it’s been rutted out from that.
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trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 17:11)
Trail Mill Canyon
Really fun climb on a dirtbike, technical but not overwhelming. There’s a decent climb around a quarter mile in but it’s fairly smooth. Try not to spin out on this part—it’s been rutted out from that.
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trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 17:05)
Trail Tibble Fork
The funnest downhill in the canyon for a dirtbike! Be courteous to mountain bikers and hikers since you’ll probably encounter some. Unless you really know what you’re doing I wouldn’t recommend riding up it—likely to spin out and wreck the trail on the technical stuff.
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livetomtb (Jul 18, 2020 at 15:24)
Trail Mill Canyon
really fun on an ebike. not sure i would classify it as a double black though, maybe a double black climb?
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livetomtb (Jul 18, 2020 at 15:24)
Trail Mill Canyon
really fun on an ebike. not sure i would classify it as a double black though, maybe a double black climb?
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ERM1234 (Jul 10, 2020 at 21:42)
Trail Ridge Trail
I'm going with a thumbs down on this. We took the little deer creek decent from the parking lot. Great trail! The ridge not so much. Lots of big sharp rocks, big roots, lose big rocks. Steep, rough, technical ascent. Not fun for me but if you are an animal you might dig it.
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ERM1234 (Jul 10, 2020 at 21:42)
Trail Ridge Trail
I'm going with a thumbs down on this. We took the little deer creek decent from the parking lot. Great trail! The ridge not so much. Lots of big sharp rocks, big roots, lose big rocks. Steep, rough, technical ascent. Not fun for me but if you are an animal you might dig it.
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ERM1234 (Jul 10, 2020 at 21:42)
Trail Ridge Trail
I'm going with a thumbs down on this. We took the little deer creek decent from the parking lot. Great trail! The ridge not so much. Lots of big sharp rocks, big roots, lose big rocks. Steep, rough, technical ascent. Not fun for me but if you are an animal you might dig it.
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Richkohler (Jul 7, 2020 at 21:13)
Trail Tibble Fork
First time down Tibble. Had a blast riding it with my grandson. Trail in fair condition considering how dry it has been. In tree sections some of trail was nice and hard. Definitely will be back.
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mkb5150 (Jun 21, 2020 at 16:18)
Trail Mud Springs
I feel like the section from 157 to overlook should be its own segment
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mkb5150 (Jun 21, 2020 at 16:18)
Trail Mud Springs
I feel like the section from 157 to overlook should be its own segment
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Toppersauce17 (Jun 18, 2020 at 20:22)
Trail Ridge Trail
This trail is absolutely brutal, but if your in good shape it is a lot of fun, would recommend going up and then going down little deer creek trail
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Toppersauce17 (Jun 18, 2020 at 20:22)
Trail Ridge Trail
This trail is absolutely brutal, but if your in good shape it is a lot of fun, would recommend going up and then going down little deer creek trail
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Toppersauce17 (Jun 18, 2020 at 20:22)
Trail Ridge Trail
This trail is absolutely brutal, but if your in good shape it is a lot of fun, would recommend going up and then going down little deer creek trail
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Deez54 (Jun 15, 2020 at 22:43)
Trail Mud Springs
This is THEE way down to the resevoir from Ridge 157. Tibble Fork is fun, this is two times better! Such a fun trail to ride.
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Deez54 (Jun 15, 2020 at 22:43)
Trail Mud Springs
This is THEE way down to the resevoir from Ridge 157. Tibble Fork is fun, this is two times better! Such a fun trail to ride.
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trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 16:06)
Pretty tame flowy trail
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trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 16:05)
Trail Tibble Fork
Amazing downhill on a dirtbike, some big stuff to roll over. DO NOT dirtbike up it on a muddy day. You’ll wreck the trail and I’ll cut you.
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trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 15:58)
Trail Ridge Trail
Beautiful views, some good technical but not too crazy
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trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 15:56)
One of my favorite trails, the switchbacks are beautiful, shaded, almost feels like the PNW
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Jkuhni (Oct 1, 2019 at 8:09)
Trail Ridge Trail
Watch out for the MOOSE! We had to detour to the west and circle back around on the willow trail because they wouldn’t move.????
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Jkuhni (Oct 1, 2019 at 8:09)
Trail Ridge Trail
Watch out for the MOOSE! We had to detour to the west and circle back around on the willow trail because they wouldn’t move.????
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Jkuhni (Oct 1, 2019 at 8:09)
Trail Ridge Trail
Watch out for the MOOSE! We had to detour to the west and circle back around on the willow trail because they wouldn’t move.????
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50trails (Sep 22, 2019 at 21:15)
Trail Mill Canyon
So before you embark on a ride in American Fork Canyon, here's a few things to know:

1. This area is a moto playground. Be prepared for massive ruts, huge acceleration/braking bumps, trails that get tilled up and climbs in spots that are down right sadistic. To these points, the trails are and will continue to be cut in by motos, so they are going to flow and cater to them.

2. For all the reasons above, if it rains, avoid for at least a week after the last day of rain. The lower half is well canopied and very slow to dry. Long, massive mud holes form with all the moisture and they are cupped so bad that you will continually slide off the sides into the center.

3. Many of the trails are very loose in spots. Be prepared to encounter anything from ball-bearing mixed loose surfaces to scree fields to volleyball sized boulders that are usually in the middle of the trail at the most inopportune times.

4. If you go on a weekend, be prepared to pull over semi-regularly for the moto trains. Not saying they do not have a right to be there - you just need to be prepared and off-trail because they can move in a pack pretty fast. Early weekdays may be the lightest for trail traffic.

5. The day fee to ride here is $6 - there is a pay station at the reservoir.

For all of these reasons above, if you have both a moto and a MTB, 11 times out of 10 I would choose to moto these trails. There are so many better trails to ride around this area, and the work that you do to access the good stuff isn't simply worth any of the hassle you deal with. To date, it ranks as one of the worst MTB trail networks I've ridden.

Zero stars as a network of MTB trails, 4 as a network of moto trails.
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50trails (Sep 22, 2019 at 21:15)
Trail Mill Canyon
So before you embark on a ride in American Fork Canyon, here's a few things to know:

1. This area is a moto playground. Be prepared for massive ruts, huge acceleration/braking bumps, trails that get tilled up and climbs in spots that are down right sadistic. To these points, the trails are and will continue to be cut in by motos, so they are going to flow and cater to them.

2. For all the reasons above, if it rains, avoid for at least a week after the last day of rain. The lower half is well canopied and very slow to dry. Long, massive mud holes form with all the moisture and they are cupped so bad that you will continually slide off the sides into the center.

3. Many of the trails are very loose in spots. Be prepared to encounter anything from ball-bearing mixed loose surfaces to scree fields to volleyball sized boulders that are usually in the middle of the trail at the most inopportune times.

4. If you go on a weekend, be prepared to pull over semi-regularly for the moto trains. Not saying they do not have a right to be there - you just need to be prepared and off-trail because they can move in a pack pretty fast. Early weekdays may be the lightest for trail traffic.

5. The day fee to ride here is $6 - there is a pay station at the reservoir.

For all of these reasons above, if you have both a moto and a MTB, 11 times out of 10 I would choose to moto these trails. There are so many better trails to ride around this area, and the work that you do to access the good stuff isn't simply worth any of the hassle you deal with. To date, it ranks as one of the worst MTB trail networks I've ridden.

Zero stars as a network of MTB trails, 4 as a network of moto trails.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Sep 14, 2019 at 16:46)
Trail Ridge Trail
Again with this old guy above, the ridge trail is super fun! All of the loose sections have ridden lines in them and the root drops are real fun. Stop hating on Moto’s, they do even more trail work than bikers.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Sep 14, 2019 at 16:46)
Trail Ridge Trail
Again with this old guy above, the ridge trail is super fun! All of the loose sections have ridden lines in them and the root drops are real fun. Stop hating on Moto’s, they do even more trail work than bikers.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Sep 14, 2019 at 16:46)
Trail Ridge Trail
Again with this old guy above, the ridge trail is super fun! All of the loose sections have ridden lines in them and the root drops are real fun. Stop hating on Moto’s, they do even more trail work than bikers.
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todd Trailforks (May 13, 2019 at 18:18)
Nice, this is a great route, although be prepared for that climb south on the Ridge 157, a couple ball buster climbs, but worth it, totally worth it.
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getfooked (May 13, 2019 at 17:45)
Gorgeous day at Tibble Fork Trail. FYI they are checking for day passes big time!
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lennb (Sep 30, 2018 at 8:02)
Trail Ridge Trail
This used to be a favorite ride for me when I lived close by about 6-10 years ago using the ridge and South Fork Little Deer Creek for a fun loop. Was really disappointed to find out how bad the motorcycles have ripped this section up. The ruts have gotten deeper but the baseball sized rock issue makes me not want to return.
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lennb (Sep 30, 2018 at 8:02)
Trail Ridge Trail
This used to be a favorite ride for me when I lived close by about 6-10 years ago using the ridge and South Fork Little Deer Creek for a fun loop. Was really disappointed to find out how bad the motorcycles have ripped this section up. The ruts have gotten deeper but the baseball sized rock issue makes me not want to return.
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lennb (Sep 30, 2018 at 8:02)
Trail Ridge Trail
This used to be a favorite ride for me when I lived close by about 6-10 years ago using the ridge and South Fork Little Deer Creek for a fun loop. Was really disappointed to find out how bad the motorcycles have ripped this section up. The ruts have gotten deeper but the baseball sized rock issue makes me not want to return.
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Dmoffatt (Aug 10, 2018 at 7:03)
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Larsenbd (Jun 24, 2017 at 21:47)
Trail Mill Canyon
We did it this week with a group of 16-17 year-old boys, anticipating that we would have to walk down most of it, but there were only a few spots requiring dismount. Some spots were muddy; the end of the trail was great fun for boys because it had 3 stream crossings at the end.
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Larsenbd (Jun 24, 2017 at 21:47)
Trail Mill Canyon
We did it this week with a group of 16-17 year-old boys, anticipating that we would have to walk down most of it, but there were only a few spots requiring dismount. Some spots were muddy; the end of the trail was great fun for boys because it had 3 stream crossings at the end.
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todd Trailforks (May 10, 2016 at 12:38)
Trail Tibble Fork
Will it re-open the following year, or is it gone for good. I can shorten the trail, so that the bottom section does not appear, or hide it until it re-opens
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tallsteve URMB (May 9, 2016 at 13:13)
Trail Tibble Fork
The Tibble Fork #041 trail is closed for the 2016 season from the Mud Springs trail intersection on down to the dam. The upper half of the trail will still be open. The reason for the closure is the Tibble Fork reservoir dam is being rebuilt so there won't be a trail outlet. PLEASE DON'T ATTEMPT TO RIDE DOWN IT! Parking at Tibble will also be an issue all summer long as the parking lot will be taken up with staging and heavy equipment, plus the parking lot is going to be rebuilt at the same time (pushed farther north).
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todd Trailforks (Aug 16, 2015 at 15:05)
Trail Mill Canyon
Right, this trail starts out great, then suddenly becomes a motorcross dug out rock garden. a couple extended sections you have to hike. But I totally agree, that it is worth the few hikes to get to the upper half. You quickly gain a lot of altitude and riding down Mud Springs and Tibble Fork is way fun.
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todd Trailforks (Aug 16, 2015 at 15:05)
Trail Mill Canyon
Right, this trail starts out great, then suddenly becomes a motorcross dug out rock garden. a couple extended sections you have to hike. But I totally agree, that it is worth the few hikes to get to the upper half. You quickly gain a lot of altitude and riding down Mud Springs and Tibble Fork is way fun.
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mkb5150 (Aug 2, 2015 at 13:20)
Trail Ridge Trail
Pretty fun descent. Just enough tech to make it interesting without being too crazy. Only 1 or 2 tricky spots for upper intermediate riders
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mkb5150 (Jun 9, 2015 at 18:17)
Trail Mill Canyon
is this really a double-black? can an intermediate rider climb this without too many dismounts?
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mkb5150 (Jun 9, 2015 at 18:17)
Trail Mill Canyon
is this really a double-black? can an intermediate rider climb this without too many dismounts?
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mkb5150 (Aug 2, 2015 at 13:16)
Trail Mill Canyon
I like answering my own questions... It's a tough climb with some super steep and loose sections that I had to hike, but definitely worth doing as a good way to loop with Ridge and Tibble
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mkb5150 (Aug 2, 2015 at 13:16)
Trail Mill Canyon
I like answering my own questions... It's a tough climb with some super steep and loose sections that I had to hike, but definitely worth doing as a good way to loop with Ridge and Tibble
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Ridelogs
    13
More Stats for 157 - Mud Springs - Mill Canyon - 157 - Tibble Fork mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,648 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,397 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,049 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,401 ft
  • Grade
    -2.1%
  • Grade max
    -43.8%
  • Grade min
    53%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,042 ft
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Ridge Trail
Sep 18, 2022 @ 8:48am
Sep 18, 2022
Hero dirt but here and there a few mud puddles
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Hero dirt but still mud puddles here and there
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Hero dirt but still mud puddles here and there
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