3.2 miles
Distance
406 ft
Climb
-753 ft
Descent
00:35:08
Avg time
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    Land Manager

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Brighton
    , Utah
  • AKA
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #86 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1961 in Trail Running
    • #4540 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking

Great trail, with amazing views, but may see a lot of traffic. Sections have the tendency to get rutted out. Technically you can go both directions but everyone typically starts from Guardsman and either drops down Desolation or continues to Mill Canyon or Ridgeline Connector

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Wasatch Crest (South) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -347 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,551 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,898 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,898 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,551 ft
  • Grade
    -2.025%
  • Grade max
    -114.383%
  • Grade min
    76.563%
  • Distance climb
    5,251 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    437 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:51:39
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on Oct 16, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (45 votes)
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      Wasatch Crest... Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 1,543 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 14,286 rides
      • Last: Sep 30, 2022

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Mgripsbig (Sep 14, 2019 at 6:44)
      I love to ride all kinds of trails. But this one is my favorite. Went up there last week with a bunch of friends. We were all blown away by how cool this ride was! The top views can’t be beat. Some fun technical rocky parts and the down hill is super fun and flowing. Amazing Utah trail!
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      • + 0
      smokingtires (Jun 7, 2018 at 10:11)
      This is a decent trail but is not good enough to deserve all the over-driven hype it seems to get. The views are amazing. The riding is mediocre.
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