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Icehouse Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 2.9 (8)

This is a six-mile downhill romp from the base of the Pine Valley Mountains down to Washington.


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6.8

Miles

10.9

KM

Singletrack

4,980' 1,518 m

High

3,025' 922 m

Low

26' 8 m

Up

1,981' 604 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

The Icehouse Trail itself is 6 miles of almost non-stop downhill, descending 2000 vertical feet. There are occasional very short gentle climbs to keep you honest. Intermittent pumice boulders situated in the trail surface raise the overall technical level to upper-intermediate. The final 1/3-mile plunge off the mesa is advanced technical and requires good skills.

Those who want to earn their vertical -- or who don't have a shuttle -- can ride up Cottonwood Road for an 18-mile loop. The 2000 vertical of climbing occurs over 10 miles (with some up-and-down added) on graded dirt road, so it's basically just a long cruise to the upper trailhead. After the first mile, the Cottonwood Road surface turns to dirt. It becomes more narrow and rough after passing the Broken Mesa trailhead.

Make sure you have loaded the trail gps track on your device.... The start is very difficult to find, and there are no signs above the Broken Mesa/Icehouse trail junction. It is also very easy to lose the trail in the upper sections. Beware that this appears to be a user-created trail, and mostly goes directly down the fall line, which means that it has become a watercourse and is now (in 2016) a rutted rocky experience. This trail would be greatly improved and more sustainable with reroutes off the fall line, which would be a huge project.

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Edward-Bam Lopez

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 8 votes

#2

in Broken Mesa

#18396

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  2.9 from 8 votes
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#2

in Broken Mesa

#580

in Utah

#18,396

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Icehouse Trail starts at the south end at this junction with the Middleton Powerline Road
Feb 19, 2015 near Washington, UT

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Mar 4, 2018
Anthony Capilli
Big lose rocks bring pads if you have them 7mi
Feb 24, 2018
Anthony Capilli
Lots of big rocks you catch your feet on every loose terrain there’s 2 good parts and bring pads if you have them 9.9mi