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Tushar Ridge #176

Intermediate
 4.8 (5)

An old sheep herder trail that has some primo natural lines.


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3.9

Miles

6.2

KM

Singletrack

10,171' 3,100 m

High

8,866' 2,702 m

Low

283' 86 m

Up

1,443' 440 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Description

Eagle Point provides a reservable shuttle that will pick riders up from HWY 153, just past the Three Creek Reservoir. To learn more or to set up a shuttle call: 435-438-3612.

Tushar Ridge begins off of the Puffer Lake Trail and heads into rolling terrain through a thick forest. This is section is a Forest Service, non-motorized trail, so the trees have been cut tightly around the trail corridor to discourage ATVs. Be careful as your ride through the logs so as not to catch a pedal. Also, watch out for brush and creeping juniper which can cause some itchy shins. The trail continues to wind through the trees until it reaches HWY 153.

Cross over and head into the Eagle Point Resort property. This portion of the trail now follows a ski run (there may be maintenance vehicles during the summer). There's a good climb to the top of the Surface Lift. At the lift, the trail switches to singletrack as it alternates between trees and ski runs. Make sure to keep close to the tree line on your left as the trail follows the ridge past after the last run.

Back in the trees, settle in and enjoy more singletrack. There is one marked branch-off trail, and riders should keep to the right at this split. Shortly thereafter, Tushar Ridge trail turns north to run through a small meadow. On the other side, it returns to the trees as the fun descent continues. At the bottom, cross the bridge over the creek and follow the trail toward HWY 153.

Here you'll either enjoy a reservable shuttle (if you arranged it in advance from Eagle Point) or you'll need to climb up HWY 153 back to the parking area a few miles above.

Contacts

Shared By:

Lane Tucker with improvements by Mike Duzinski

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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Photos

Top of the surface lift at Eagle Point Resort. This is where you pop back into the trees.
Oct 10, 2016 near Junction, UT
Fall ride on Tushar Ridge hauling through the aspens.
Oct 10, 2016 near Junction, UT
Enjoying a fall ride, to the left is the Puffer Lake Trail and the right is the Tushar Ridge trail.
Oct 9, 2016 near Junction, UT
Beautiful view towards City Creek from Tushar Ridge.
Oct 10, 2016 near Junction, UT

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