This gem of an out-and-back trail just off the Pony Express Trail features more than 1500 feet of elevation gain, topping out at 7500 feet. The 4 miles of track begin easily on a graded dirt road before giving way to a lightly-traveled two-track surrounded by grass meadows and a dense juniper forest immediately after the BLM and Wasatch National Forest border. The scenery of Little Valley below, with the mountains ahead, is spectacular before the track quickens its steep incline. The last quarter of the trail quickly goes from easy to moderate to even difficult. The trail is narrow, very steep, and features loose rock, making traction challenging. The top of the road is a red-rock-lined plateau at 7500+ feet, affording a breathtaking view that seems to go on for hundreds of miles in all directions. No camping along the route, so be prepared to head back down in low gear and even 4Low to save your brakes.
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