This one's a good trail for Spring riding as it is a south facing slope and dries out sooner than some of the other trails. Parking is at an area just outside the South Fork (of the Ogden River) campground on the south side of the road. (the one up to Causey Dam and Monte Cristo.) Caution: This is over some privately owned land, then on up to national forest. There is a private campground. If you ride here, please stay away from the campground. I would highly recommend a guide if you have not been there before.
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|View of parking area from where the trail begins.|
|Heading up the road to the Private camp.|
|Here is a critical junction. Do NOT take the road to the left.|
|Some stream crossings.|
|Near the "top" at around 7,000 ft. A nice place for lunch except the "grass" was wild onions and the horses wouldn't eat it.|
|Still some snow banks in early May.|
|A little bit of red dirt riding.|
First ride on April 21, 2012....
|This is our approximate track done on April 21, 2012. I estimate the loop as about 9 miles.We did some cross country bushwacking and up some steep hills...did not always follow the trail/roads. We rode it counter-clockwise.|
|Don did some trail clean-up. Somebody's balloon release.|