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Quarry Trail



6.7 mile 10.7 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack


Ascent: 1,142' 348 m
Descent: -1,141' -348 m
High: 6,604' 2,013 m
Low: 5,463' 1,665 m


Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)


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A fun out-and-back trail at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon

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Fun out-and-back close to civilization. When it's not rocky, it's sandy, so it's a great option when other trails are too muddy. Moderate climb, fast descent.


Park at the Temple Quarry trailhead which is on the south side of Little Cottonwood Rd at the mouth of the canyon.

This is a fun out-and-back that heads up the canyon mostly parallel to the canyon road and the creek. The first half mile is pretty loose and sandy. Then you'll encounter a road (with no traffic). Just watch for the trail sign straight ahead. From this point on the trail is hard pack and pretty rocky so you'll have fun trying to pick out and navigate the best line. The slope is moderate but the rocks add to the challenge and leg strength needed to make it to the top.

Navigating the trail is pretty simple as there are no other intersecting trails to speak of. Just continue heading straight up the canyon. The end of the trail will take you right up to the large creek, across from some old ruins. Turn back around and prepare for a fun, fast descent!

The trail is also very popular with hikers and dog walkers so keep your speed in check. That being said, the trail is pretty wide and visibility is high due to how straight it is, so there shouldn't be too many surprises.

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May 26, 2020
John Benton
Oct 6, 2019
Tim McCabe
Aug 31, 2019
Kevin Lewis
Jul 23, 2019
Rebecca C
Fun out & back. Enough climbing for a workout. Enough tech to keep skills sharp. Water the whole way! Fast downhill! Fun jumps! 6.7mi
Jul 19, 2019
Hans Millican
Jul 12, 2019
Chad Ledtje
Jun 17, 2019
David Nilson
5mi — 19h 15m
Jun 17, 2019
Saeed Shihab

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Old me on the old bike.
Jan 7, 2016 near Granite, UT
Riding down the Quarry Trail.
Jun 14, 2017 near Granite, UT
Spectacular granite cliffs surround this fun singletrack.
Jun 15, 2016 near Granite, UT
Too early for a March Ride, but extremely scenic. If it wasn't for the road noise you wouldn't know you're near anything.
Mar 28, 2016 near Granite, UT
Creek and old ruins at the end of the trail
Aug 10, 2014 near Granite, UT
Crossing the skinnier bridge about half way up the Quarry Trail
May 4, 2016 near Granite, UT

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