Mineral Basin

5/5 (7 reviews)
Highland, Utah (Utah County)
Last Updated: 11/24/2022

Trail Information


Another amazing trail in the Wasatch Mountains, Mineral Basin takes you some incredible sights in a very short drive from the city. After completing Lower Mill Canyon or Baker Fork Road, this trail will give you the challenge and excitement that you were looking for. Due to this area's rich mining history, you will see a vast array of colorful rocks as you climb through the Wasatch National Forest. Moose, porcupines, and deer are often seen in the area. In the heat of the summer, this is a great trail to cool off a little. The mountains are on fire in the Fall, with all the leaves changing color. There are many reasons this trail will quickly become a favorite!

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (7)
Official Crew
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/24/2022

Closed for the season! See you next year!
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/18/2021

A great trail to run. But even greater when it rains. But pick the right line and you be fine.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/11/2021

This was tougher than we thought it would be, but so much fun. The trail is challenging and you can hurt your rig if you aren’t careful. Having a spotter in a couple spots was very nice. Our TJ on 33” tires and 4” lift cleared everything fine but lockers would have been nice in at least one spot. Our JLRubicon on 35” tires and lifted 3.5” had no problem. Scenery was great, traffic was thick down low, but it thinned out when you got up to the fun stuff. Way more people up there camping and paddle boarding than I expected on a Sunday in Utah Co. things are a changing in Happy Valley. Highly recommend this trail.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/13/2020

Super fun trail. Lots of big rocks an a couple places you can challenge yourself and your vehicle. It wasn't crowded when we were there, but this is a pretty popular area for local valley dwellers. There is a $6 day use fee that you are supposed to pay to use the trail, which is good for 3 days of use.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/30/2020

Great trail. Just went up it to test out my new lift. We completed it in the rain. Even with crappy weather everything was still beautiful. But this trail defiantly is no slouch. Probably the most exciting trail you can do close to SLC. Completed with a 3inch lift and 33's. Rubbed maybe twice. Just watch your placement on tall stuff. If your in a stock rig go really really slow and use good judgement on obstacles cause you probably wont clear or if you don't care about it then just send it! But I can imagine the nightmare this place would be to get towed out of. Instagram @DOOMDUCK_JKU

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