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Watershed Loop

 4.1 (9)

9.1 Miles 14.7 Kilometers



547' 167 m


-546' -166 m



Avg Grade (1°)


Max Grade (8°)

1,039' 317 m


654' 199 m


Shared By Edwin Mann



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A fast, flowy loop.

Edwin Mann

Dogs Unknown

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This is a winding clean jaunt through the desert with views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The first half utilizes abandoned two track. The second half uses fun, creative lines through the washes and small canyons.
No Motorized Vehicles

Need to Know

Uses a popular hiking trailhead at SARA Park. Hikers are at the start and finish of the loop, but be prepared to find them out on the loop as well. It's very hot here in the summer. Bring lots of water.


Usually this course is ridden clockwise. You'll veer left onto the aborted old two track road. It uses this for about 4 miles. After the double it is legitimate singletrack. You'll climb a small ridgeline. Once you gain speed in descending this section you'll find some real fast "g-outs". After this point, the trail is fairly common singletrack. At 8 miles or so there is a tough climb (It's ok to walk it!). After that, you'll cross several sand washes right back to where you started.

History & Background

I believe the name is derived from the abandoned road that is used in the first half. There was a water hold in the canyons between the hills.


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Jan 19, 2018
Toby Clark
Dec 9, 2017
Toby Clark
Great ride
Apr 12, 2017
Jason Schern
Apr 11, 2017
Jason Schern
Fun and sometimes a little scary. Came across a rattle snake in the trail so be careful. 9.1mi
Mar 7, 2017
Broke chain @ .75mi. Lots of stops, but really fun. Get in better shape, come back! Maybe liked it a little more than Monolith? 9.1mi
Jan 4, 2017
Aimee Dale-Lucius
Watershed Loop
Dec 25, 2016
William Craig
Fun ride, although a little sketchy in places! The initial climb is somewhat tedious but the return has some nice flow punctuated by loose descents. 11.8mi — 1h 35m
Dec 4, 2016
Jason Schern

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  4.1 from 9 votes


in SARA Park


  4.1 from 9 votes
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Jason West
Vernal, UT
Jason West   Vernal, UT
Fun trail. The climb is powdery after a race. Well marked through about mile 8, then pick a trail back? Mar 12, 2015

Fun trail...AZ has some great stuff. Recycle is frickin' awesome, lots of stuff not on the map. Dec 30, 2015
David Rohlfing
Doylestown, PA
David Rohlfing   Doylestown, PA
Rode in Feb 2016. Fun trail. Not too challenging, but don't let your guard down or you'll be slip-sliding sideways down some rocky descents. If you don't have a gps with mapping, be sure to bring a map. There are MANY little..trails(?).paths(?) that intersect with the main trail and they are usually unmarked. When the markers peter out, it can be confusing. Jul 19, 2017

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