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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Lower South... Trail Reports
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.|
Oct 7, 2017 @ 7:33amOct 7, 2017
|Pretty wet with significant mud and puddles. The end is near...|
Oct 7, 2017 @ 7:31amOct 7, 2017
|Tree down across trail|
Jun 25, 2017 @ 9:23pmJun 25, 2017
|Good to go all the way to the cabin.|
Nov 12, 2016 @ 7:12pmNov 12, 2016
|Several trees down and a number of spots that were muddy.|
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