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Ricks Canyon to Steel Hollow

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 4.0 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun loop that links a tough climb to scenic mountain roads, and a ripping descent.


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12.1

Miles

19.4

KM

70%

Singletrack

7,582' 2,311 m

High

5,522' 1,683 m

Low

2,270' 692 m

Up

2,270' 692 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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Overview

Some of the more secluded biking country is contained in this trail. Traffic is minimal, the dirt is tacky, and the scenes are amazing. Steel Hollow is the descent off the top of the mountains, and is a riot. Fun features, and tough climbs make for a great ride.

Need to Know

Keep a watch out for sheep on Steel Hollow. At random times the trail can be swarming with them.

Description

If you want to check and see if youre in shape, go ahead and try this one. The climb on this trail is very steep, and unless youre a very experienced climber, there may be a few hike-a-bike sections.

The trail starts right from the parking lot and has a few splits in the trail. Take a right at all of them. The signs are pretty straightforward as to where the trail is. When you take the last right, the climbing starts. It gets steep quickly and doesnt let up very much at all. The trail is rocky and has big roots at parts. Towards the end you run into some switchbacks that pump you out at the top and lead you to a dirt road.

Take a left at the dirt road and continue on without making any side turns. When you hit the "T" in the road, take a left. Climb the road for a couple hundred yards, and look to your left for a singletrack. There will be a faded wooden sign with "Steel Hollow" printed on it to mark your turn.

From here you'll start on a fairly steep descent that can be a little rocky and loose depending on the time of year. The steep, and rutted nature of the trail make a fast and fun descent back to the bottom of ricks canyon. Follow the trail the rest of the way back to the parking lot.

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Shared By:

Colton Packard

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Climbing Ricks canyon.  Early spring after the rains.
May 31, 2015 near North L…, UT
Scenic backcountry feel on this ride!
Aug 22, 2019 near North L…, UT
View of trailhead from the parking area.
Oct 25, 2015 near North L…, UT
Maughan Hollow. Stay right here towards Ricks Canyon.
Oct 25, 2015 near North L…, UT
Most of the trails are well-marked like in this photo of the entry to the trailhead.
Oct 26, 2015 near North L…, UT
Ricks canyon to the right, Willow Creek to the Left. Stay Left here to go up to mudflats.
Oct 25, 2015 near North L…, UT

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Sep 17, 2019
John Swallow
Jul 18, 2019
Marc A
12.1mi
Jun 29, 2019
Rhett Parkinson
Tough climb - awesome descent! Loved the scenery and small amounts of traffic. 12.4mi — 1h 30m
Jun 24, 2017
Skylar Cox
May 31, 2015
Greg Law