Mt Biking - Wasatch Crest 10/8/22

Updated: Nov 7



Itinerary:

Carpooling - 7:00 am

Set up Shuttle - 1 hr (8:00 am start)

Trailhead / Ride - 2-4 hr (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Millcreek Cyn Ride - 30 min (1:00 - 1:30 pm)


Directions: Olympus Cove Park and Ride, base of Millcreek Cyn (this adds 8.5 miles of downhill road riding Millcreek Cyn, but makes for a shorter shuttle)

End Trailhead - Olympus Cove Park and Ride

Entrance Trailhead - Guardsman Pass (make sure you DO NOT park on the side of the road - they will ticket. Park on the dirt road off the main road at the trailhead)


Activity: YOU CAN ONLY DO THE FULL RIDE ON EVEN DAYS (Millcreek Cyn upper trail restrictions) Mt Bike Wasatch Crest - 13 mile intermediate mountain biking ride from the top of big Cottonwood Canyon to the top of Millcreek Canyon. Beautiful fall colors and incredible views. 2 miles up Puke Hill (we usually walk certain sections for a breather). The rest of the trail goes up and down but generally more down with mostly rocky sections for the first half until Desolation Lake. We usually walk down the rocky ridge. The trail then drops into Millcreek and is mostly soft dirt on a singletrack. Set up a shuttle at Guardsman Pass and the base of Millcreek Canyon as stated above. Riding down Millcreek Cyn adds 8 miles for a 21.5 mile ride. More ride details: https://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/wasatch.htm


Cost: $6 day use if you park up Millcreek Cyn


Gear: Thin liner pants, biking shorts (optional), thin liner long sleeve shirt, thin liner T-shirt, fleece jacket, waterproof jacket, daypack with waistbelt, full finger biking gloves, 2L water (bladder or water bottles in daypack), 6-8 snacks, sunglasses, running shoes or biking shoes, hand warmers, first aid kit, bike repair kit, knee and elbow pads (optional), Front or Full suspension Mt Bike, helmet


Rentals:

- Mt Bike (Front suspension $30, Full suspension $50 UVU Outdoor Adventure Center/BYU Outdoors Unlimited)

- Helmet ($4 BYU Outdoors Unlimited, $3 UVU Outdoor Adventure Center)

- Bike Rack (Trunk Rack $12, Hitch rack $20 BYU Outdoors Unlimited)