Winter Solstice Road

Fairfield, Utah (Tooele County)

Last Updated: 07/19/2018
3.5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.48 miles
Highest Elevation: 6050 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Fairfield
Nearest Town w/ Services: Cedar Fort
Official Road Name: Winter Solstice Road
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: 5 Mile Recreation Area

Highlights

Highlight: Winter Solstice Road
This is a gorgeous trail just west of Utah Lake. You gain elevation quickly and get rewarded with great views. It is a relatively mild trail allowing SUV's of all sorts to reach the mines and enjoy a day away from the city. This trail also serves as a quick emergency exit to the more challenging trails in the network in case you have any breakages, injuries, or other emergencies. Although there are no major obstacles, it is a nice trail to cruise up or down if you are in the area.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail starts about half a mile from the air down lot where the road forks. You will know you are on the right path when you pass a large pond/mud pit/dried mud pit (depending on the time of year) on the right/south side of the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lehi, Utah

Begin heading west on 2100 N. Follow until you run into Utah 68. Turn south on 68 and follow a short distance until you intersect Utah 73 (Main St.). Turn west on Utah 73 and drive just under a mile, where you will veer right to continue on Utah 73. Continue for 22.4 miles until the turnoff for the air down lot on the right. From the Provo Valley, take I15 north until exit 279 for Utah 73 (Sunshine Canyon Road) and follow 27.4 miles until the turnoff for the air down lot on the right.

Camping

Dispersed

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Writer Information

TJ Bosworth

Mapping Crew - Utah

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, he's only been off-roading since he was 16 but fell in love immediately. He attended college in Denver for Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management and wheeled in Colorado for 4 years, but ended up moving back home to Salt Lake City. He currently works in an off-road shop and spends his free time doing anything he can to stay busy, which is usually working on his jeep or playing music. Outside of off-roading, he is an avid whitewater rafter and outdoor cook. Camping at least every other weekend in any season is a normal year. The further from civilization, the better. Bring on the memories!
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