3.2 miles
Distance
261 ft
Climb
-562 ft
Descent
00:34:11
Avg time
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    Land Manager

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    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
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  • AKA
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    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #86 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1961 in Trail Running
    • #4540 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    uinta-wasatch-cache national forest

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
    -301 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,593 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,894 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,894 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,593 ft
  • Grade
    -1.8%
  • Grade max
    -43.3%
  • Grade min
    22.2%
  • Distance climb
    4,987 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    696 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:50:48
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Status:
on Oct 22, 2023
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.7 (47 votes)
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      Wasatch Crest... Trail Reports

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      Oct 22, 2023 @ 6:22am
      Oct 22, 2023
      A few spots with snow and mud. Only one spot you need to walk is next to destination lake
      Oct 15, 2023 @ 8:40am
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      Oct 15, 2023 @ 8:40am
      Oct 15, 2023
      Oct 9, 2023 @ 9:52am
      Oct 9, 2023
      Oct 7, 2023 @ 2:16pm
      Oct 7, 2023
      A few Mud puddles up top on the crest. Rideable, but please be cautious.
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