Main Canyon

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The remote mountain trails of the Uinta National Forest southeast of Heber City form an interconnecting network of opportunities for overland enthusiasts. The Main Canyon trail from the tiny hamlet of Wallsburg up to Daniels Summit along US 40 features a challenging, rocky uphill climb matched with the stunning beauty of mountain streams and wide-open glades. There are plenty of dispersed campsites along the entire trail. The route is a short 12 miles but packs a big wallop in its first six miles, climbing in 4WD low up a rocky, narrow roadway along Main Creek, past the lush Willow Spring, and on to the expansive mountain meadow of the Big Glade. From there, it’s an easy drive down a wide gravel road to Daniels Summit Lodge, a basecamp for offroad adventures. You’ll want to lower your tire pressure for a more secure and comfortable ride up the rock-strewn roadway. There’s easy access to Strawberry Peak from the Big Glade, plus the entire trail network around Daniels Summit Lodge.