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Prospector

Intermediate
 4.0 (50)

A fast and flowy roller coaster ride.


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Map Key

7.2

Miles

11.5

KM

Singletrack

3,346' 1,020 m

High

3,100' 945 m

Low

291' 89 m

Up

443' 135 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Prospector is a fast spin that undulates over a bunch of small hills. Hardtails and 29ers love this trail. It's sandy in a few short sections, but after a storm you can ride them all. This is the go-to trail when other local trails are too muddy.

The trail can be ridden as an out-and-back, but most riders combine it with Church Rocks, and/or Dino Cliffs for a longer lollipop loop. This trail starts when you branch off of the Grapevine trail.

There are three trailheads that access this trail.

1) Highland Park: This is also the Church Rocks trailhead. Exit I-15 at Washington Parkway. Go southeast through the roundabout and then go left at the stop sign onto Telegraph Rd. Go left at the first light onto Highland Parkway. Follow Highland Parkway about one mile to the park. There is no sign marking the trailhead at Highland Park, but it's easy to find.

Leaving Highland Park, follow the paved road a short distance northeast as it wraps around the park until the pavement ends. Pass the large boulders blocking the end of the road, and ride on some old cement. The singletrack starts just past the cement.

After about a half mile, the singletrack turns into a doubletrack and passes east through a gate heading toward a large water tank. Before you reach the tank, take the old dirt road on your left (south).

That road goes a short distance downhill to a large tunnel that takes you under the I-15 freeway. Follow the trail a few hundred yards. Prospector branches to the right, and Church Rocks to the left.

2) Red Cliffs Recreation Area: From I-15 take the Leeds exit.

3) Cottonwood Trail: Take exit 16 off of I-15 onto UT-9 exit.

4) Grapevine Trailhead: Take Washington Parkway exit off of I-15.

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Kevin Christopherson

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 50 votes

#1

in Grapevine

#230

Overall
  4.0 from 50 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Grapevine

#42

in Utah

#230

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Photos

Grapevine is a great trail system with plenty of scenic vistas.
May 10, 2017 near Washington, UT
Looking to the west from Prospector Trail. What a fun trail.
Apr 11, 2016 near Hurricane, UT
A few rocks coming out of a creek bed
Sep 25, 2017 near Washington, UT
Cruising through the red dirt
Sep 25, 2017 near Washington, UT
Making the hard left turn.  You eventually climb up onto the sandstone cliffs in the background.
Aug 4, 2013 near Washington, UT
This is a back way up before the big climb up on Prospector.
Mar 29, 2021 near Washington, UT

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Jul 29, 2022
Alan Kellogg
Great ride, exposed trail. Some black parts but can easily be walked. Long uphill from north to south. Cruise back. 14mi
Mar 12, 2022
Nathan Bastow
Feb 7, 2022
Stephen Grant
Dec 22, 2021
Yuki Calderoni
Very flowy fast trail, hard uphill sections — 2h 00m
Nov 15, 2021
Brian Dilger
Rode Church Rocks, Prospector, Red Reef East, Tipple and White Reef from my campsite at Quail Creek State Park. Awesome loop. 25mi
May 12, 2021
Eddie Bunn
Nov 28, 2020
Lost Justpastnowhere
Aug 8, 2020
Summer VanDelinder

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