Elberta Slant Road

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4.4/5 (21 reviews)
Elberta, Utah (Utah County)
Last Updated: 09/08/2022

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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 (21)
Rated 3/5
Visited: 10/30/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy trail with several spurs. No 4WD needed. Not much for mountain views but the tunnel is pretty cool. Certainly worth one visit, and a second if bringing along someone new.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Amazing trail, super fun. It was dry so stayed in 2wd in my base bronco the whole time. If it was wet definitely would have been a lot harder.
Trail Review: Elberta Slant Road - Kyle Stoker
Trail Review: Elberta Slant Road - Kyle Stoker
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/11/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Super fun drive! Really great place for photos!! There are tons of other off-shoot trails, so pay attention to where you are. Some of the other trails are MUCH harder than the main one. We ended up on a trail with some pretty serious obstacles.
Trail Review: Elberta Slant Road - Joshua Watson
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/31/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Had a great NYE out here this past week. It was raining a bit but the path was fairly clear. Good amount of water coming out of the tunnel.
Trail Review: Elberta Slant Road - Ryan Anderson
Visited: 10/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun, easy trail. Missed the turn to the tunnel the first time I went up there, before being on TrailsOffRoad... :)
Trail Review: Elberta Slant Road - Ryan Erickson

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