Big Flat

Scout Route
4.5/5 (2 reviews)

Every trail guide in full detail for $0.80/week*

Get access to thousands of Trails Offroad™ Trail Guides with
  • Detailed Waypoints
  • Photos and video on the trail
  • Comprehensive list of concerns
  • Community trail reviews
  • PLUS Trails Offroad™ Scout Routes
Check out a nearby All-Access Preview trail guide:
*Billed annually at $39.99/year
Hero: Big Flat
small-sr Icon
Big Flat is a short trail that packs a big punch! It's a spur trail off the Snake Creek Road, also known as Baker Fork for those coming in from American Fork Canyon. After driving dusty gravel roads, it's a nice break that will test your skills and reward you with breathtaking views of the Heber Valley and the High Uintas in the distance. The key to driving Big Flat is tire placement. The trail has many segments where erosion has left deep gullies in the already off-camber roadway. Be cautious in your tire placement. And use 4WD low right from the start for a better experience. The trail is wholly in the Uinta National Forest, with dispersed camping permitted. An excellent site at the top of the roadway is protected by trees, with a large fire pit and stunning views. Big Flat is also a great connecting route to Ridge Trail 157 and the Alta Dry Fork Trail. It's just a two-mile hike to Sunset Pass overlooking Alta and Brighton ski resorts. You can easily drop down into either. On your way back down to the roadway, look for a left fork towards the bottom, which will then put you on a pathway to drop down a steep hill into the bottom meadow. Have fun. It's a nice little skill tester with a big reward at the top!