Peter Sinks Trail

3.7/5 (3 reviews)
Garden City, Utah (Cache County)
Last Updated: 09/26/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

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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Trail Reviews

3.7/5 (3 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

The trail was awesome. My wife and I decided to stop on the way from Logan to bear lake. We took our bone stock 2006 Chevy trailblazer, 29 inch tires, low range transfer case, and a factory auto locking rear end. And we needed all of the factory tricks. Likely due to erosion the ledges created by the roots were in some places 12+ inches and we got pretty crossed up in some places making the locker nearly necessary. No damage to report.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/18/2021

CHANGE THIS TRAIL RATING! I can't say it was because of TrailsOffroad but I turned two people around who were in vehicles that would have just gotten beat up until they couldn't proceed. It's a 2 up to Waypoint 3. After that, absolutely not. 12"+ rocks, ledges and roots. Some sections are extremely rough, some sections 30+ degrees off-camber, large erosion ditches. Had no problems traveling it in a stock JLR w/o lockers but in multiple sections I was absolutely in 4WD LO with a full rock crawling speed & mindset. Coming back down Waypoint 4 I joked that the trail looked like a Class 4 whitewater rafting flume, except that it's dirt & roots. Took it at a very bouncy 0.5 MPH. It should be rated a high-end Moderate, maybe a low end Extreme. That said, it's really nice up there. Great for late-season wildflowers. Found the weather station that recorded the 2nd lowest temp in the continental US. Very interesting to see the upside down tree line.
Todd
100
Status: Open
Rated 2/5
Visited: 10/11/2020

Definitely not a 2. There are ledges, roots, and rocks well over 12 inches in many places. This would be a pretty easy trail for a Wrangler with 36" tires, but body damage is likely for any stock 4x4.

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