Peter Sinks Trail

Garden City, Utah (Cache County)

Last Updated: 02/20/2018
3.5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 06/01 - 11/01
Length: 5.69 miles
Highest Elevation: 8566 feet
Duration: About 50 minutes
Shape of Trail: Other Shapes
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Garden City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Garden City
Official Road Name: 173
Management Agency: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
District: Logan Ranger District


Highlight: Peter Sinks Trail
Peter Sinks Trail is anything but just "another trail" in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Just a short drive from Logan, Utah lies this mysterious sink. Have you ever been below an anti-tree line? Have you ever felt below freezing temperatures in the middle of the warmer months? How about a drop of 15-20 degrees in a matter of minutes? All of these interesting facts are what bring people to this incredibly odd location. Aside from the sinks themselves, this trail is one not to miss with views from Logan Canyon to Bear Lake. The trail winds through pine forest as you reach the highest point. Once you gain views of the sinks below, you will start your descent. Cruising through the valley gives you awesome views of the ridgeline that you were just on. Shortly after, you will climb back up to end the loop. This off-road trail is definitely one of a kind and is highly recommended if you are in the area. Combine it with other nearby trails for a fun weekend, or zip out for the day.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead begins at Waypoint 12 along the Bear Lake Summit Trail. You will turn west off of the trail and drop into the trees. There is a sign designating the trail as well.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Logan, Utah

Follow Highway 89 east out of Logan up Logan Canyon for about 33 miles until you reach the end of the Bear Lake Summit Trail. Starting from Highway 89, follow the trail for roughly three miles to the trailhead for Peter Sinks Trail.



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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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