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Prospector

Intermediate
 4.1 (43)

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

  4.1 from 43 votes

#1

in Grapevine

#238

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  4.1 from 43 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Grapevine

#40

in Utah

#238

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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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May 12, 2021
Eddie Bunn
Nov 28, 2020
Lost Justpastnowhere
May 23, 2020
Taylor Zanelotti
Mar 2, 2020
C Ward
lost trail ending up on cottonwood hills trail which lead me into the wilderness area. Bad. Would use the connector next time to avoid wash. A++ trail 9.8mi — 2h 28m
Jan 24, 2020
Troy Coil
Apr 29, 2019
Robert Stephenson
Shayne, Cody, and Randy
Apr 1, 2019
Toshia Harris
Mar 26, 2019
Jesse Jorgensen

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