Elberta Slant Road

4.4/5 (15 reviews)
Elberta, Utah (Utah County)
Last Updated: 09/08/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Tucked in the hills of the Tintic Mountains lies a rich history. This easy off-road trail puts you right through the heart of it all, following closely to what used to be the Tintic Railroad. Challenges are minimal allowing vehicles of all makes and models access to such an area. The trail is mellow but don't let that stop you from visiting. The tunnel along the route is worth the drive alone!

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Although smooth and graded may be an overstatement, airing down is only slightly considered. Right from the start, you can see remains of the train tracks just south of the trailhead. As you start out, you will ride on a straight dirt road following where the tracks used to be. Keep your eyes open for rabbits or tarantulas crossing the road! Once you reach the hills, the excitement will heighten. You will quickly come to the turnoff for the tunnel. This tunnel is one of three that existed back in the day, however, the only one still remaining. It is also a rare occurrence that you can drive through this tunnel. It is plenty big for just about any he street-able vehicle. After the few hundred feet of life underground, you will join back up with the main road and onto the next historical marker. The double circle was at one point the greatest feat of engineering in the country. Today, you must use your imagination to make out where the majority of it was, with slight assistance from remaining cement supports crumbling away. As you exit this little valley, you will start to climb the remainder of this mild road up to Highway 6 where you can continue your adventure or call it a day.

Trail Reviews

4.4/5 (15 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We visited this trail when there was roughly 3-5” of snow. Just had to be careful not to slide off the trail. Very cool tunnel and we camped for the night just before the tunnel. Beautiful views, especially this time of year!
Trail Review: Elberta Slant Road - Ronald Soares
Trail Review: Elberta Slant Road - Ronald Soares
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/07/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Fun trail. Recommend 4x4 and at least 8 inches of clearance.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 04/17/2021

Pretty busy with 4 wheelers but a fun little ride and the tunnel was pretty cool. Like other reviewers have said, probably worth just one trip.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/19/2020

Fun little trail. Probably one of those trails you only do once, maybe twice to show someone else. A little narrow when you driving where the tracks were. Mostly just a dirt road.
Trail Review: Elberta Slant Road - Will Thaler
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/09/2020

Author did an excellent job describing and providing perfect directions. The map shows you go off the main road. The shoot off to the tunnel is narrow for a full size truck and to fit had to maneuver cautiously. Went back on West side of Tintic mountains which made it a fun full day.
Trail Review: Elberta Slant Road - Darren Telliho
Trail Review: Elberta Slant Road - Darren Telliho

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