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

  • Featured
  • 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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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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Tngnt ski bikes
Tngnt ski bikes
2:18 | 668 | comments: 0 | favs: 4
Mar 29, 2018
Shredding Brighton Resort with TNGNT SKI BIKES.
Wasatch Crest & more - Rays Vacation
Wasatch Crest & more - Rays Vacation
142 | comments: 0 | favs:
Mar 28, 2017
Going Down
Going Down
1:00 | 87 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 4, 2016
Six/seven video highlight total.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Wasatch Crest Connect
May 20, 2018 @ 10:10am
May 20, 2018
80% hike-a-bike
Wasatch Crest
May 20, 2018 @ 10:10am
May 20, 2018
barely passable, tight lane on dirt/gravel next to 8' snow bank on North end.
Wasatch Crest (South)
May 20, 2018 @ 10:10am
May 20, 2018
90% hike-a-bike. At least 3 weeks thaw needed. Snow is up to 8' deep.
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May 16, 2018 @ 8:56am
May 16, 2018
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May 6, 2018 @ 1:57pm
May 6, 2018
Mostly clear with several snow patches to push through
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