2 miles
1,087 ft
-30 ft
Avg time
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Shram Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Payson Canyon
    Payson, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #38603 in Mountain Biking

After the initial climb from the parking area, this trail climbs gently the entire way. The lower portion of the trail passes through mixed aspen and conifer forest. The trail then enters a large open meadow that has one large fir tree next to the trail. The upper portion of the trail again winds through mixed aspen and conifer forest until it ends at the junction with Rock Springs Trail, No. 101. Many riders like to shuttle this and skip the climbing.

Access Info

Access 1: Take the Nebo Loop Road from Payson to Pete Winward Road, No. 312. The turnoff for this road is just before a cattle guard. There is a large flat graveled parking area on the right side of the road. Follow the dirt road until you come to another, smaller graveled parking area which has a pole fencing around it. There is currently no sign for this trail as it was destroyed by vandalism. The tail is accessed by following the abandoned road directly above the parking area to the top of the hill. At the top of the hill the trail runs north-south. Turn right.
Access 2: Take the Nebo Loop Road to the junction with the Santaquin Canyon Road. There is a small turnout next to the Holman Experimental Enclosure (a small fenced area). Park at this turnout and take the Holman Canyon Spur Trail to the north until it ends at Rock Springs Trail, No. 101 Turn right here and go approximately 1/8 mile to the Shram Creek-Rock Srping Trail junction. The junction is next to a small stream and is signed.

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More Stats for Shram Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,057 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,869 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,926 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,869 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,926 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    444 ft
  • Distance flat
    173 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 25, 2018
Avg: 3 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • 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
  • 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 shram-creek trailhead (39.942420, -111.676540)
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Shram Creek Trail Reports

Aug 25, 2018 @ 7:41am
Aug 25, 2018
Couple of wet spots to walk around.
Jun 23, 2018 @ 2:17pm
Jun 23, 2018
A lot of downed trees, and horses everywhere.
Aug 28, 2017 @ 5:35am
Aug 28, 2017
Dry and no downed trees!
Jul 17, 2017 @ 1:23pm
Jul 17, 2017
Be careful toward the bottom third of the trail (after you hit the dry riverbed). Equestrians have intentionally downed trees all over the place...
Jul 4, 2017 @ 11:12pm
Jul 4, 2017
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May 30, 2017 @ 10:05am
May 30, 2017
Shram Creek, Mapleton

Routes with this trail

Stump Jumper Shuttle
6 miles
Nebo Loop
25 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag triggermouse (May 30, 2017 at 10:08)
 I rode this the uphill direction, and it has some very steep parts that are ride able if you are amazing. Horses seem to use this trail a lot, not my favorite, certainly won't do it uphill again.
  • + 0
flag JpWalker (Sep 2, 2018 at 17:52)
 I forgot how fun this trail is to go down!

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My Last Ride in Payson Canyon Before it Burned...
15:53 | 25 | Sep 29, 2018 , Payson
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