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Mud Springs

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Generally Mud Springs is ridden as a downhill with a shuttle. Ridden this way, it is an awesome high-speed very technical romp. It could be used to climb up to Ridge 157 or ridden as an out & back, but as a climb, it is steep and technical (probably a death march, but I've only ridden it down).
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Latitude
40.43009296637374
Longitude
-111.61422729492188
Trail Directions
Mud Springs is one of several top notch trails in American Fork Canyon. It can only be reached from other trails. The most popular access is from Ridge 157; where it forks off 2-3 miles from the Summit of the Alpine Loop. Usually this is done with a shuttle at or near Tibble Fork Reservoir. If you wish to ride Mud Springs as a climb or out and back, you'll start at the inlet end of Tibblefork Reservoir on Mill Canyon Trail. Both ends of the trail (as well as an intersection with Tibblefork Trail are well marked).
Trail Length
3+ miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Alpine
Zip/Postal Code
84062
Country
USA
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 9, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Aaron ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awesome trail, one of the funnest I've ever ridden. The downhill is spectacular. The steep incline with roots and rock gardens galore will challenge any rider. The adrenaline rush is sublime and the scenery is breathtaking.

Recommended Route:
I started from the Alpine Loop summit, took Trail 157 to Mud Springs and then climbed back up Tibble Fork.



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Review Date
September 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: terryash ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Mud Springs is an awesome downhill if ridden from Ridge 157 or a BRUTAL uphill if ridden from Mill Canyon.

If you've been riding Ridge 157 out to Tibble Fork, try Mud Springs, its awesome in its own right and makes for nice variety from Tibble Fork.

By the way, there is a little ridden spur off of Mud Springs that climbs about 3/4 mile to a killer overlook of ALL of American Fork Canyon (valley to summit). Look for a hard left at the top of the climb (just before the trail turns dowhill).

The climb is mild except for three really technical rock gardens, but it makes for an even longer downhill ride on Mud Springs.

Recommended Route:
Ride Ridge 157 hang a left at the wooden MUD SPRINGS TRAIL sign, climb a while and then BOMB down!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ridge 157, Tibble Fork, Deer Creek South Fork, Pine Hollow



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