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Level: Intermediate
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 4 riders

Mountain Biking Devil's Racetrack

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#183 of 694 mountain bike trails in Utah
#4,767 in the world

This is an out and back of about 9 miles each direction. The first mile is very sandy. After that, there's a sharp, rocky climb followed by more rocky climbing up to the high point at 2.0 miles. At 2.5 miles, you get your first view of the Devil's Racetrack, a deep, dramatic chasm cutting through the San Rafael Swell. Then there's another couple miles of ledgy, mostly downhill tread followed by a few miles of swoopy downhill doubletrack. Descent from the high point is about 1200 ft. The trail makes its way between the chasm and various rock formations along the way.

First added by John Fisch on Mar 23, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Green River, head west on I-10 to exit 131. (Warning--roads can be rough) Go left under the interstate and follow Temple Mtn Rd 4 miles, bear right and go another 1.1 miles. Right turn then go another 1.7 and bear right again for another 1.8 miles. Turn right and go another mile. You can park here or pass under the freeway. WARNING--don't go under the freeway if you're carrying your bikes on the roof! The underpass is very low. If you go under the freeway, take the left fork, then a left at the T shortly thereafter and follow the 'road' around until you get to Dutchman's Arch (you'll know it when you see it) and park there. Beware, the 'road' after crossing under the freeway is really just a wide, sandy ATV track. It may not be suitable for passenger cars, especially during/after bad weather.
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  • edarnold99018

    the arch at the beginning of the ride is a fun and scary way to start out.
    The is a moto double track, fun, but not worth a special trip, too much sand kills the mojo

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  • UtPreacher

    I grew up in Sinbad country or what everyone else knows as the San Rafael Swell. This trail is exceptionally awesome for me considering it's history. It got it's name from the Cowboys that ran their cattle and horses in the meadows that are scattered throughout The Swell. This trail got it's name because of how rough it was on a horse; but the most awesome part about this trail to me is that my great Grandpa Seely Petersen was the 1st man to bring an old buck board wagon across it. So while it's quality as a MTB trail is very high because of it's technical challenge and it's scenery I have to rate it a 5 because of it's history. I will be trying to review and map more trails found on the Swell this year and give more of the history of the area. If anyone is interested in riding this area I live on it's edge in Ferron, Ut and am part of the club that maintains and rides this country all year. If you have any questions hit me up and I will share all I can about this awesome country.

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  • John Fisch

    This is an excellent, challenging ride and well worth the effort required to get there. You'll get a workout, both in the sand and on the climb. Since the high point is a couple miles in and the trail drops 1200 feet thereafter, be sure to save some energy for the return trip. Also, there is no water and no cell service--this one is best done with a partner, by competent, experienced cyclists. The trail is easy to follow for the most part, but there are a couple spots in the rocks which may require some scouting. On the way down, you'll get to practice your hucking skills on ledge after ledge after ledge. On the return trip, you'll get to practice your step ups, over an over. From the 2.5 mile mark on, you'll be kept company by fantastic scenery throughout; the Devils Racetrack canyon on the east side and various rock formations and spires on the west side.

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