15.8 miles
1,861 ft
-1,750 ft
1 mile
High Point

This route chops off some of the entire Coyote Loop but still gives you the opportunity to take in the views coming down Riverview above the Jordanelle.

Detailed Description
Coyote Chopped from Riverview is a 16 mile popular intermediate route located near Heber City Utah. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 1,861 ft with a max elevation of 7,407 ft then descends -1,750 ft.
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14 Reviews & Comments

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RTBoggs (Oct 30, 2022 at 16:02)
Oct. 39rh. Dry. Closed for construction between Coyote Jxn & Hobbiton Hill Jxn.
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makita29 (Nov 1, 2022 at 6:47)
Yes, nearly closed, as the Coyote Canyon road is being built. They don't want hike a bikers slowing the heavy equipment. Access Lower Coyote Loop switchbacks from Sheep Pen and Sheep Pen Connector, that's off Middle Earth South.
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TimothyHk3qWd (Jul 10, 2022 at 14:22)
Trail Coyote Loop
Epic ccw. After finishing the climb it is a dream come true all the way down.
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TimothyHk3qWd (Jul 10, 2022 at 14:20)
Riding this trail backwards from how it is listed here is awesome. East and small amount of climbing followed by a long, flowy, fast cruse. Great way to warm up for Coyote loop trail.
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Darhawk (May 27, 2022 at 14:54)
Not sure why this trail doesn't get more love. It's the best way to access the best part of the Coyote Loop Trail. Yes, climbing, but wonderful grade, completely rideable. And, really, at 1700 feet or so from the UVU lot, it's not that much climb. If you enjoy climbing, as I do, it's excellent, with an awesome payoff of a few miles of relatively level cruising through aspen forests and wildflower meadows.
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matthelm1 (Jul 14, 2021 at 7:10)
Trail Coyote Loop
Enjoyed the full loop yesterday. A few new flow trails are being added to mix things up. It is a pretty great trail system!
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bray-jam (Apr 22, 2021 at 23:22)
Trail Coyote Loop
Trail closed from Coyote TH to Upper Riverview. Coyote TH closed. New TH coming 2022. Access from UVU TH until until then.
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makita29 (Nov 21, 2020 at 18:47)
Trail rode excellent today, some wet patches in shaded drainages and washes, a fantastic flowing experience.
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Friedmannie (Nov 4, 2020 at 11:38)
Trail Coyote Loop
Rode 11/3/2020 and lost an airpod, probably in the parking lot (south side). I know this is a long shot but if someone comes upon it, please reach out!
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rayit33 (Oct 4, 2020 at 18:51)
Had a blast riding down this trail, a great way to end a long loop ride. A solid blue effort, nothing I would call black.
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rayit33 (Oct 4, 2020 at 18:48)
Trail description sums it up well. Lots of tight switch backs and a grind going up but easily doable with moderate climbing abilities.
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mtb-tdi (May 13, 2018 at 10:55)
Trail Coyote Loop
Quite a few trees down on the backside.
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Devrin (Oct 22, 2017 at 21:09)
Trail Coyote Loop
Really enjoyed the ride, but I would suggest this be directional, CCW. The switchbacks are way too tight for the higher speeds the backside commands. Perhaps it was designed this way for climbs either way but flow turns could have better planned.
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dnuskin (Jul 13, 2016 at 7:14)
Oh god we came down this one and the thistles were annoying as hell haha
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More Stats for Coyote Chopped from Riverview mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    111 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,068 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,068 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,178 ft
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  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,033 ft
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COYOTE TRAIL to Riverview - Super fast and flowy!
COYOTE TRAIL to Riverview - Super fast and flowy!
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Coyote Loop
Dec 24, 2022 @ 11:38am
Dec 24, 2022
NORTH end is good to the road on the ridge, then it's ungroomed South of that. We turned around there (near Sufferin' Succotash), trail was a mess. A lot of wind blown snow moved around.
Upper Riverview
Oct 31, 2022 @ 3:25am
Oct 31, 2022
great! A few wet spots in the coves.
Chop'd Coyote
Oct 29, 2022 @ 7:12pm
Oct 29, 2022
Trail has some moisture but nothing sticking. Great traction until the next storm.
Riverview, West
Oct 15, 2022 @ 1:33am
Oct 15, 2022
Great shape!
Chop'd Coyote connector
May 24, 2021 @ 12:36pm
May 24, 2021
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