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Corkscrew

Intermediate

Trail

9.6 mile 15.4 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 801' 244 m
Descent: -801' -244 m
High: 6,310' 1,923 m
Low: 5,598' 1,706 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Cody Olsen

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A great ride with good climbing and fun rolling descents.

Cody Olsen

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Overview

This is an awesome singletrack trail. Most agree that it's a trail you shouldn't miss if you're in the area. It's is a cherry stem design that leaves from the west end of the parking area.

It should generally be ridden clockwise for the best flow and the most fun on the descents. You'll have one short steep climb to deal with, but it will flow very well otherwise.

Description

Parking lot is located 12.2 miles west of Vernal, UT, halfway past MM 129. There is a dirt road on the north side of the road where it will take you to a small dirt parking lot. Last time I went there was a wheel nailed to the fence just before the parking lot.

The trailhead for Corkscrew takes off west of the parking lot and after crossing the dirt road it runs perpendicular to the highway and next to the fence line. There is one point along the fence line that the trail has a fork but you need to keep left along the fence line. The right fork is the trail coming back after the loop. After this the trail is very easy to follow.

The trail is mostly sweet singletrack the whole way. It's not too technically challenging, but has enough ups and downs and fast flowy descents to keep most riders engaged!

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Apr 21, 2020
David Sam
The "horned locusts" (cows) have done extensive damage to the trail down lower where it parallels the road. The upper part is in good condition,. 16.1mi — 2h 21m
May 27, 2018
Rita Aafedt
Sep 13, 2017
Paul Jewkes
Pretty lousy trail. Not well marked or ridden. Basically just riding through the desert. 9mi
Jul 1, 2016
Trevor Hawkes
Such a scenic trail. Heads up we saw 2 rattlers on the west side...
Mar 21, 2016
Mel Stewart
Mar 24, 2015
naytlo Lowe
May 12, 2013
Cody Olsen
Mothers Day Mountain Biking! — 1h 24m

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  3.2 from 11 votes

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Beautiful Vistas
Oct 8, 2017 near Maeser, UT
Hot, lonely, and that's OK.
Jul 11, 2019 near Maeser, UT
Starting the downhill section of Corkscrew
Jun 10, 2013 near Maeser, UT
Mothers Day Mountain Biking on Corkscrew
Jun 10, 2013 near Maeser, UT

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