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Level: Advanced
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Lariat
Elevation: +752/756 ft
Total: 16 riders
 

Mountain Biking Flume Trail

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#169 of 692 mountain bike trails in Utah
#4130 in the world

The Flume Trail is roughly a 20 mile round-trip if done in its entirety. However, as multiple trailheads were developed for this trail rides of shorter lengths can easily be accomplished and the level of difficulty tailored to the riders desires. In general the trail consists of singletrack paralleling Dry Fork Creek in sagebrush, pine, and spruce/fir forests. Trail difficulty ranges from easy buff singletrack up to upper intermediate or advanced rock gardens that have claimed their fair share of blood.

This is a great trail to get away from the heat of the desert during the summer or just when you are getting bored with the trails at McCoy.

Recommend checking in with Altitude Cycle and/or utahmountainbiking.com to choose the best ride for your desiers

First added by aroe1983 on Jun 5, 2011. Last updated May 11, 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 Main Street:
Head North on 500 West / State Highway 121
Continue around on 500 North / State Highway 121
Turn Right on 3500 North and travel 8.4 miles north into Dry Fork Canyon
At 8.4 miles will reach an intersection with Deep Creek Road straight ahead and Dry Fork Settlement Road to the Right: Continue to one of the following trailheads
Trailhead 1: Go straight west on Deep Creek Road. 1.2 miles from the intersection, turn right on Sawtooth Cove Rd. After turning right onto Sawtooth Cove Drive proceed for about 200 yards and park by the side of the road to unload your bike. The next 1.5 miles is on private property and mountain bikers on bikes are welcome but motor vehicles are not. It is paved private drive for 1/2 mile and then turns into a private gravel road for the next one mile. No water or amenities.
Trailhead 2: Turn right to follow the Dry Fork Settlement Road north through the valley. On the other side of Dry Fork Creek turn Left onto Dry Fork Road / Red Cloud Loop Road. At mile 11.1, turn left into a small parking pull-through with the information kiosk. The trail starts by crossing the bridge.
Trailhead 3: Keep on the Dry Fork Road to mile 12.9. Turn left into the developed parking area with the restroom. Find the trail heading uphill of the bathroom.
Trailhead 4: Continue on the road to mile 15.4. Turn left into the parking area and find the trail next to the big sign. The trail will cross the river after 1/2 mile.
Upper Trailhead: Fork left after you cross Brownie Creek. At mile 17.0, keep left as you pass a camping area with a bathroom. At mile 17.4, park and find the trail crossing the foot bridge.

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  • jrwest@blm.gov
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    Great trail, especially when it gets hot in the desert! year round. Recent FS improvements have taken the Trail off the Road (Thanks Omero Torrez and new trail boss Rhett Burkeman! BLM Planner Dan Gilfillan Put in the Two bridges on the Lower sections and the Bathroom at mile 2 (great job Dan) and Kevin Christopherson and his ever pedal Ready wife Teena put in some of the wooden features in use currently. Just some of the variety that you can find in Vernal.

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  • John Fisch   ✓ supporter
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    This trail is a wonderful addition to the variety available in the Vernal area. The upper part of this route is above 8,200 feet and nicely forested, making it a great place to escape the feet. The wooden structures that supported the old flume are stil in place on the lollipopo loop at the very top of the route. That upper portion also has some brutal baby head rock gardens. The next lower section from the top also has a truly sick climb and descent. The middle section is the most ridable. Beware of the stream crossing near second bridge--it is challenging, and possibly dangerous during high water. There are a few trailheads along the way. If you're not up for the full ride, which is a real adventure, stop in at Altitude Cycle in Vernal and they'll clue you in on which trailhead to start at and which way to go.

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  • manglertrax
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    The first 1-2 miles of this trail has some pretty technical sections, both uphill and done. Enjoyed the trail more after the walking was over! Really beautiful canyon.

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