60 miles
Distance
15,109 ft
Climb
-14,742 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Some of these trails are remote and see very little use.

Wasatch Trailroad is a route I've been planning for a while. A few years back, I rode up LCC to Catherine's Pass and then down Ridge Trail 157 (rough and steep both ways) and then down American Fork Canyon road. Took little over five hours. While that was a great ride, a good chunk of it was on gravel roads and pavement. Why not make it a point to point ride and have it be nearly 100% singletrack?

This is intended to be a one day epic group ride through the heart of the Wasatch Mountains, sometime during the summer or fall of 2017. The plan is to ride this route starting in Orem at the mouth of Provo Canyon and end at Millcreek. However, it would be possible to ride it in the other direction. Refuel at Brighton Resort midway through the ride. Granted, this will be a brutal day in the saddle, but spending all day in the mountains on bike makes the suffering worth while.

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Details

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Wasatch Trailroad mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    366 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,969 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,969 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,336 ft
  • Grade
    0.115%
  • Grade max
    -77.144%
  • Grade min
    74.61%
  • Distance climb
    30 miles
  • Distance down
    29 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Pipeline (Mill Creek)
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 12:06pm
      Dec 30, 2018
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      Dec 16, 2018 @ 9:25am
      Dec 16, 2018
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      Dec 9, 2018 @ 5:57pm
      Dec 9, 2018
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