Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Closed January 1 through April 15 for deer and elk calving.
This route is all on a four-wheeler road, so it's wide but is difficult to run in places because it is so rocky and poorly maintained. It's a really fun run, but be careful.
From where the trail splits off of the main Millville Canyon road, the road immediately starts ascending through a forest that alternates between dense and sparsely populated with aspens, conifers and scrub oak, along with various other plants. The road was built basically in the bottom of a drainage, so it gets quite eroded in parts, leaving deep ruts.
The road curves up and around as it ascends through forests and meadows. After a little over a mile, it starts to level out a little bit and the ascent becomes less steep over the next half mile.
At this point, the trail reaches its apex, which also happens to be pretty devoid of trees Lack of tree coverage makes for great views of the surrounding, higher cliffs and mountains.
From this point, the trail descends gradually through sagebrush meadows and aspen forests until at last, the final ascent comes and the trail goes up steeply until it reaches an end, where a small trail goes out from the road onto an exposed hillside where you can get great views of Blacksmith Fork canyon from almost 2000' above.
Flora & Fauna
There are plenty of aspens, scrub oak, and I saw a lot moose tracks, so they definitely hang out up here.
Shared By: Tomsen Reed