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Winding Mining Road Trail

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2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
78% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 502' 153 m
Descent: -466' -142 m
High: 5,347' 1,630 m
Low: 4,992' 1,522 m

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Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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A steep, old uranium mining road that winds its way north through several side canyons.

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Facing north, you'll find a side canyon on your left at GPS coordinate (38.645038, -110.985365). Continue up the side canyon for approximately 2,000 feet and exit this canyon to the north into a smaller canyon. Follow many options of side canyons to the north until you can exit up to the mesa top. Here you'll find the trail as it traverses at the base of the butte.

Follow the trail north, as it winds its way along several side canyons. This road can be very steep and washed out in certain places, so use caution. Do not fret if you lose the road, just keep working your way north. Eventually, the road will rejoin Muddy Creek at approximately half of a mile south of the Tomsich Butte Trailhead. Continue to head upstream to get back to your car.

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Look south from the mesa top for a great view back down on the Muddy Creek drainage.
May 29, 2017 near Ferron, UT
This is an especially washed out part of the uranium mining road.
May 29, 2017 near Ferron, UT
A strong desert storm brews above the San Rafael Swell.
May 29, 2017 near Ferron, UT

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