|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Highest Elevation:||6830 feet|
|Duration:||About 1 hour|
|Shape of Trail:||Straight Through|
|Best Direction to Travel:||North|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Cedar Fort|
|Official Road Name:|
|Management Agency:||Bureau of Land Management|
|District:||5 Mile Recreation Area|
This is an awesome trail within the 5 Mile Recreation Area that takes you up to 2 incredible viewpoints overlooking just about every direction. "The Snakes" as the locals call it, consists of Rattlesnake, Constrictor, Bullsnake and more recently Sidewinder and Sidewinder Exit, but rarely do people run many of the hundreds of spurs in the area. This is one of those rarely used routes. It is a fun challenge for just about any vehicle. Due to its steep ascent, just about everyone will spin a tire or two trying to reach the top of the initial climb. After the first viewpoint overlooking The Pony Express, the trail gets much easier and a bit more used, but that won't take away from the surprise at the end of this gem.
Dirt road. Rutted, washes, or gulches. Water crossings up to 6" depth. Passable mud. Grades up to 10 degrees. Small rocks or holes. 4WD recommended but 2WD possible under good conditions and with adequate ground clearance and skill. No width problems for any normal vehicle. Vehicle passing spots frequently available if less than two vehicles wide.Read more about our rating system
|Spring:||Trail is usually dry. This is a good time of year to run this trail.|
|Summer:||Trail can get hot in the summer months.|
|Fall:||This is the best time of year to run this trail.|
|Winter:||Trail may be impassable due to snow.|
The trailhead may be a bit tricky to see. It will be a northerly turn off of a well-used trail. The start of the trail will give you a good quick example of the type of terrain you will be tackling in the main climb, which is just around the corner. Be sure to keep momentum through the steeper sections.
This is the start of the steep climb. It is filled with loose rock and dirt causing you to have trouble finding steady traction. Try to keep a little speed up to help you out.
If you have made it this far, you shouldn't have any more problems. That steep initial climb is the hardest part. Once you reach the top, you get great views of The Pony Express out to the west. You may even get a chance to see some military aircraft flying around the area, generally flying pretty low. You can also turn around and overlook the valley to the east.
This is the end of this route, however, you are far from continuing your adventure. This trail you are on now connects you from the south end of Fivemile Recreation Area over to Rattlesnake and Constrictor.
Starting Point: Lehi, Utah