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Yellow Fork Canyon

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

This is a fun lower elevation ride. only done it once. There are single track trails coming off in different directions. Hopefully a more experienced local can help us describe these.
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Latitude
40.4717632229047
Longitude
-112.11462020874023
Trail Directions
Go to Herriman off I-15. Take Rose Canyon rd. and just stay on it all the way to Yellow Fork Canyon
Trail Length
8+
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Herriman
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 6, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jon Beesley , from Draper, Utah USA

Summary:
A short progressively steep trail as you climb, and a ripping fast down hill. This trail gets tons of horses on it, and cattle in places (cowpies, horse flys, and dust can be a problem). I think the best time to ride it is in the Fall (in the spring it is wet and the horse chew the heck out of it; Summer can be a dust/fly hassle).

Recommended Route:
Cross the stream and keep following single track up to the top (you should only have to cross the double track a few times, however, there's a few tricky route finding areas that would be hard to find if your unfamilar with the trails/roads)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
5 Mile Pass



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longbiker (04/02/2010)
I don't know how any sober mountainbiker could recommend Five MIles of Dust to his worst enemy. Shame on you!
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Review Date
September 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: amazingtrails , from Riverton, UT

Summary:
The recommended route is about 7 miles, 1500 vertical feet. The trail is about 80% singletrack, 20% fire road. The singletrack is smooth, mostly surrounded by trees. Lot's of wildlife. 2 streams. Amazing view from the vista point of both Salt Lake and Utah valleys (plus the Utah lake). This is my favorite "convenient" trail (only takes me 15 min. from Riverton, 20 min. from Draper). It is also one of the best singletracks in the Salt Lake area. I ride this trail at least 2 days a week. This spot is popular for horseback riders so watch out. Some technical spots and difficult climbs. Smooth singletrack lets you go down very fast. Best ridden from late April through early October. Lot's of other trails to explore.

Recommended Route:
Take 12600 west through Herriman. Take a left on Rose Canyon Road. Follow to the end of the paved road and park. Cross the stream to get on the singletrack trail. Head west. At the first fork, go left. Climb until you reach a fire road. Climb the fire road. Turn right off the fire road after about .5 miles onto another singletrack. Follow singletrack up until you hit the fire road again. Go right up the fire road. Follow the fire road north-east and then south-west (up). Climb until you reach a flat section. Then, climb a little more until you reach a very technical singletrack to the left. Take the single track about 100 feet to the vista point. After enjoying the beautiful view, ride the singletrack south-east down the singletrack to the fire road (very technical). Follow the fire road north-east about 100 ft. and take a right on the singletrack. This is the same singletrack you came up on. Follow the trail down the way you came up. This route is a lollypop loop.



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Review Date
July 5, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: John D , from Draper, UT

Summary:
The greatest low-elevation, single-track forested descent in Utah. And the climb is a great trainer.

Recommended Route:
Park at end of Rose Canyon Rd. Follow single track up,up,up, and up. Its a single track for about 2 miles then hits a fire road for about 1/3 mile and then more single track for 1 1/2 miles, killer climb at this point. The second section of single track ends with a tree blocking the trail as it enters another fire road. Follow the Fire road 3/4 mile North East and then West, take a single track back and then down, down, down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Corner Canyon - More routes than you can ever explore.



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Review Date
January 4, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: John , from Salt Lake City

Summary:
Some of the funnest single track in in Utah. The uphills can be a grind as the canyons get steeper the higher you go...but the downhill reward is well worth the work. Trials are narrow with Aspen and Scrub Oak on either side. Plenty of wildlife including a large wild turkey flock, deer, and the occasional mountain lion.
Trials are also very popular with the horse crowd so early in the srping the trial can be very bumpy in the spring from dried horse tracks in the mud. Since trail is popular with the horse crowd please pay attention to posted signs and yeild to the horses.
Best time to ride is early summer and fall when the colors are amazing.

Recommended Route:
Cross the creek at parking area and ride the single track that parallels the creek. There are many trials off the main Yellow Fork Trail that range from easy to gonzo. For a trail map with recomonded trails, e-mail me. Time of routes can be from 45 minutes to 2 hours.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
A long loop ride can be made by connecting Yellow Fork with Butterfield Canyon or White Pine Canyon on the Tooele side. If riding to White Pine a trail map is a very good idea.



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