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John's Way Up

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.3 (3)

Fun slickrock riding with the breathtaking views.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Singletrack

6,134' 1,870 m

High

5,552' 1,692 m

Low

582' 177 m

Up

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Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

This trail is located about 30 miles southwest of Casper on Hwy 220. After you drive through the small community of Alcova, look for the big wooden sign on the left side of the road that says Alcova Reservoir. This is also the same turnoff for Alcova Marina and Sandy Beach. Turn off Hwy 220 on Lakeshore Drive at the wooden sign and follow the paved road to the dead end. Park in the big lot at the dead end. There are some great camping spots nearby and the fishing on Alcova Reservoir is pretty great for Rainbow Trout. There are also some monster Brown Trout and Walleye if you get lucky.

To find the trail, start riding up the slick rock to the southwest of the parking area. It may take you a minute to find the trail but you should start seeing blue painted Kokopelli's and piles of rock marking the trail within the first hundred feet of the parking lot.

The trail has lots of twists and turns to start with, and if you venture off the trail to the east, you'll be greeted with amazing views of Freemont Canyon. The trail continues to climb for a little over a mile until you reach a barbwire fence. If you continue on, you'll reach a small campsite near the rim of the canyon. Here, you'll find yourself over 400' above the water. The views are amazing and worth the trip itself.

Turn yourself back around and head back down the way you came. There are some very fun and challenging turns to start with. The further down you go on the trail, the more freedom you have to ride the slick rock any way you want. There are some fun ledges and gaps to roll off and jump.

Enjoy!

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#309

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