3,013 ft
Distance
115 ft
Climb
-221 ft
Descent
00:09:19
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Escalante Cross Trail
  • BLM
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Escalante Cross Details

  • Riding Area
    Spanish Oaks
    Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #46108 in Mountain Biking

This trail is used more by hikers going out to the Dominguez Escalante Cross Viewpoint. Starts out similar to the Hidden Oaks trail, with loose rocks, then it pitches up really steep and Narrow. The middle is actually kind of pleasant riding, until you get to the old ATV track that leads you out to the cross. Rocky, loose and steep up and down. Probably better as a hike, so be warned.

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More Stats for Escalante Cross bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -107 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,322 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,466 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,440 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,334 ft
  • Grade
    -3.547%
  • Grade max
    -33.259%
  • Grade min
    26.048%
  • Distance climb
    1,187 ft
  • Distance down
    1,737 ft
  • Distance flat
    90 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:19
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Status:
on Oct 17, 2018
Variable
Avg: 2 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to escalante-cross trailhead (40.065304, -111.596840)
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Escalante Cross Trail Reports

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Oct 17, 2018 @ 3:00pm
Oct 17, 2018
Pretty rock, be careful. Lotsa fun nonetheless.
Nov 7, 2017 @ 3:05pm
Nov 7, 2017
Very Rocky and steep. Do not attempt if you are not confident.
Jun 26, 2017 @ 11:01pm
Jun 26, 2017
Bone dry, did it as a night ride to avoid the heat, saw lots of wildlife in that little stretch of trail, pretty cool.
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Photos

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Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:23am
Oct 20, 2018
Escalante Cross, Payson
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Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:23am
Oct 20, 2018
Escalante Cross, Payson
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Nov 27, 2017 @ 9:48am
Nov 27, 2017
Escalante Cross, Spanish Fork
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May 5, 2017 @ 10:02am
May 5, 2017
Escalante Cross, Spanish Fork

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag triggermouse (Jun 26, 2017 at 23:00)
 The first half (heading up) is pretty decent uphill/single track. After that is turns into a rocky dirt road till the end.
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  • + 0
flag Barkada (Jul 5, 2018 at 17:38)
 Amazing views from this trail, some step uphill once you break it off the trees. The path to the cross is steep with lots of loose rock. The are several steep trails descending from the cross to the reservoir, but they are very slick. Take care of attempting to ride these as an exit route...!
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