Although this trail is officially named differently from Moose Gulch
, it's essentially the same trail. This one heads up the canyon vs. Moose Gulch
which heads down the canyon. Both are very similar in grade and difficultly levels. Sage Draw does have a non-motorized two track that runs up the middle of the trail. This two track can be used to shorten the trail or make more loops on Sage Draw. There are also more alternates, or cut offs, on this trail than Moose Gulch
. One is a fun section of singletrack that cuts across the two track after the higher section of trail leads into the two track. This singletrack intersects the lower section of trail that runs closer to the Popo Agie River.
Start from the warming hut parking lot and there are a few singletrack and non-motorized two tracks that can be looped together for a quick afternoon ride. Cooler in the summer and close to town, this area is popular for all types of recreation.
The riding is easier and shorter than other nearby trails. Much of the riding is along the beautiful Popo Agie river with views across the canyon of the impressive limestone walls. Wildflowers are awesome in later spring/early summer.