Baker Fork Road

Midway, Utah (Wasatch County)

Last Updated: 11/18/2021
4.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Status:
Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 06/01 - 11/15
Length: 10.97 miles
Highest Elevation: 8941 feet
Duration: About 45 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Midway
Nearest Town w/ Services: Midway
Official Road Name: 085
Management Agency: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
District: Heber-Kamas Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Baker Fork Road
Winding its way through the Mill Canyon OHV Complex in the Wasatch Mountain State Park, this easy off-road trail will guide you from Midway over to American Fork Canyon via Lower Mill Canyon. Once it opens in the springtime, OHV enthusiasts flock to the area to explore the miles of trails that the Wasatch Mountains have to offer. Although Baker Fork Road is maintained, it provides access to incredible views and many other trails carrying in difficulty such as Forest Lake and Mineral Basin. Whether you are looking to kill a few hours, or need to get away for the weekend, this mountainous OHV complex is full of trails to escape the heat and get you away from the rush of the city.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
For the purpose of this guide, the trailhead will begin where Lower Mill Canyon ends. The trail will branch off to the right (east) following the sign to Midway.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Salt Lake City, Utah

To start as this guide is written, you must complete Lower Mill Canyon. Head south on I15 until exit 284 for Highland/Alpine. From Provo, head north on I15 until exit 284 for Highland/Alpine. Go east off of the exit and follow UT92 for 12.2 miles until you take a left on UT144. Continue on UT144 for 2.5 miles until you pass Tibble Fork Reservoir. After the parking lot by the lake, the road will U-turn uphill to the left, or you can continue straight to the dirt parking lot. This is the air down lot and the trailhead for Lower Mill Canyon. From Heber, follow Snake Creek Road 2.9 miles until it turns to dirt. From here, follow the guide in reverse order.

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Writer Information

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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