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Mill Canyon #40

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 3.4 (7)

A scenic and challenging route from the American Fork River to the Ridge Trail #157.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

Singletrack

8,337' 2,541 m

High

6,446' 1,965 m

Low

1,905' 581 m

Up

24' 7 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

51%

Max Grade (27°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Early season (even into June) can have closures from water. Check with the Ranger Station before heading out.

Description

Mill Canyon #40 is a scenic and challenging route that ascends from the American River to the Ridge Trail #157.

Start by crossing a bridge and then following the creek along the bottom of Mill Canyon. Within the first mile, you'll pedal through a mix of forest types and see some of Northern Utah's red rock formations.

As the route ascends, it breaks away from the creek on its way to an intersection with Mud Springs. Continue straight and rejoin the creek for a easy section of pedaling.

The intersection with the Holman Ridge - Cabin Flat #172 trail marks the beginning of some steady and steep climbing through switchbacks to the Ridge Trail #157.

The landscape changes drastically towards the upper reaches of the trail as you travel through large stands of fir.

Contacts

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

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  3.4 from 7 votes

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  3.4 from 7 votes
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#593

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#17,513

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The upper section of the Mill Canyon trail is great for climbing
Jun 11, 2018 near Alta, UT

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May 29, 2020
JD Dawson
5.9mi — 1h 45m
Jun 29, 2019
Al Castellano
Oct 7, 2018
Tyson Clay
It’s beautiful but the uphill SUCKS! Bring an rebuke and everything will be okay 3.8mi
Aug 27, 2018
Steffen Hauschild
Downhill
Jun 8, 2018
Jared Crockett
Good climbing trail from Mud Springs intersection (although the GPS points are wrong for that portion of the trail)
Jun 3, 2017
Greg gregcorey@gmail.com
Closed until further notice for water and flooding.