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Alexander Creek (Parley's Summit)
Climbs from U-65 just past the Little Dell I-80 exit up to Parley's Summit. This is a singletrack hill climb with substantial altitude gain (over 1500 feet), but fairly easy technically. To the crest of the hill just west of Parley's Summit is 4.5 miles, for a 9-mile round trip. Connects to a gravel road to the transmission towers, where you can connect to Great Western, or to Jeremy Ranch's trail system.
Ride Notes:
0.0   Head east past gate, doubletrack
        N 40 45.336' W 111 42.590'  Alt=5575 ft
0.8   Trail becomes singletrack
2.0   Fork at pipeline, keep R (east)
        L (west) = return from Great Western
        N 40 45.638' W 111 40.435'  Alt=6000 ft
        Follow clearing of pipeline
3.6   ST forks R (goes over ridge to Lamb's Canyon --
        option of loop back south of golf course along I-80)
        N 40 45.037' W 111 39.007'  Alt=6750 ft
3.95 ATV trail on R (goes to archery range)
4.0   Keep slightly L, rejoin pipeline at hilltop
4.5   Crest of hill, see Parley's Summit
        N 40 45.091' W 111 38.077'  Alt=7110 ft
        (Good turnaround point)
5.3   Arrive at Parley's Summit Exit
Connections:  Great Western -- Just before the Parley's Summit I-80 exit, the pipeline clearing intersects a doubletrack. Turn left and climb steeply to the microwave towers. Go around the tower complex to the left, and go northwest. This takes you toward Big Mountain Pass (At the last switchback before the tower complex, a singletrack heads east past a fence. This takes you down to Jeremy Ranch.)

To connect directly to Jeremy Ranch's lower trail system, head east on the paved road from the exit, about 0.2 mile, and find a singletrack on your right.

Getting there:  On I-80 in Parley's Canyon, take the Little Dell Recreation Area exit (East Canyon, U-65). Turn north towards the golf course. Drive about 0.1 mile. On your right, spot a gate on a doubletrack, just past a ravine and before the first hill. This doubletrack is the beginning of the trail. There's a wide spot on the right for parking. N 40 45.336' W 111 42.590'

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