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Old Ward Canyon Road is one way to experience spectacular views close to home. It is a short offroad trail in Bountiful, Utah that takes you up onto the beautiful Wasatch Mountain range. The trail is perfect for when you get that itch to go off-roading but don’t have the time to go on a long trip. Old Ward Canyon Road can be done in just a few hours, so it’s an excellent day trip trail. At night, this trail is extraordinary! You can get up to the hilltop and overlook the cities in Davis County for miles. Additionally, a wide variety of wildlife can be encountered on this trail, including mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, or even moose if you’re lucky!
This trail is approximately 2.8 miles long, following an old rocky trail up the mountain above the Bountiful “B”. This trail has a total elevation climb of 1,700 feet. There are a couple of steep hill climbs; however, the most difficult one is optional. Along the trail, you will encounter a couple of obstacles where you can test out your suspension and driving skills. Depending on the time of year, you can also encounter quite a bit of mud due to spring runoff. During summer months, this trail can be pretty busy since it is so close to town. Be sure to keep an eye out for other drivers.
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