Mostly a scenic, rolling, wide singletrack that follows South Cottonwood Creek for 6 miles to the Fox Creek Ranger Station. First half of this trail maintains a moderate grade (with a short steep climb out of the parking lot) and would be fine for beginner to intermediate bikers. After about mile 3 the trail becomes more rocky, rooted and steep. This gets worse as you head farther out. While the beginning of the ride is a solid intermediate trail, the later half should be labeled as an expert trail. I'm only rating it as blue so people riding the first part aren't scared off.
Keep in mind there are a few short climbs on the way out so save a little energy. This topography and soils in this drainage hold moisture longer than most trails in the region. Give it plenty of time to dry out and avoid riding when wet.
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More Stats for Lower South Cottonwood (to Fox Creek) mountain bike trail
Altitude change878 ft
Altitude min5,729 ft
Altitude max6,613 ft
Altitude start5,729 ft
Altitude end6,607 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat770 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Lower South... Trail Reports
Jun 23, 2018 @ 4:06pmJun 23, 2018
|Some mud in spots. The further you get the dryer it was.|
May 26, 2018 @ 7:03amMay 26, 2018
|Pretty good at the beginning. There are still quite a few wet and muddy spots but most can be avoided without doing damage. At about mile 2 there...|
May 18, 2018 @ 3:22pmMay 18, 2018
|Encounter passable snow drifts at about 1.5 miles up the trail. After the 2nd bridge around 2 miles up the trail it turns to completely snow...|
May 16, 2018 @ 3:18pmMay 16, 2018
|Dry to the first bridge. Worsening conditions closer to the second bridge with mud and snow. Will have to begin carrying the bike through...|
Oct 17, 2017 @ 9:28pmOct 17, 2017
|Prevelant mud and snow. Only ride to the 2nd bridge and turned back because it was getting worse.|
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