Start at the south side of the Pequop Summit Rest Area. Descent 1/4 mile west on a dirt road that parallels I-80 Turn left on a primitive dirt road that winds south through Pinyon Pine forest and climbs 500 ft This road eventually turns east( another left )crosses a ridge and heads down. At the Elk Pond the trails turns to singletrack for four miles and 1000 ft of descent At the fence line at the bottom of the trail take the interstate, the dirt maintaince road or a trail back to the start at the Rest Area.. The trail is not well marked but features exceptional winding singletrack through the PJ forest (pinyon pine, juniper) There are four ways down the east side of the Pequops- two single tracks - Elk and Nanny Creek
and two primitive ridge roads that have a nice flow and view and no traffic so it sets up nicely for an enduro if you ride back up. It is also a quick 5 minute shuttle back up I-80 to the rest area where you started. The primitive dirt road you start on ends up at a radio tower south of the interstate if you miss the turn to head east and cross the ridge but that is not a bad ride either. At the end of the elk canyon ride if you ride back west up I-80 or take the parallel dirt maintenance road for no traffic it is a 10 mile loop.