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Corkscrew Trail  (Lapoint area)
The Corkscrew Trail is a 9.2 mile lariat loop located just east of Lapoint, about 12 miles west of Vernal on Highway 121. The highlight is a long undulating downhill through the red dirt and rock. It shares a trailhead with the Racetrack Trail, an easier loop. The Corkscrew trail climbs from 5600 to 6300 feet elevation. The downhill run is the highlight of this ride. The trail is a clockwise loop.
Riding notes, clockwise loop ride:
0.0  Find westbound trail at NW corner of parking
       N40 24.782 W109 43.710  Cross dirt road
0.9  Fork L to begin loop N40 24.891 W109 44.570
1.0  Cross dirt road N40 24.921 W109 44.828
4.1  After sharp climb, cross dirt road
       N40 26.815 W109 44.435
5.0  180 turn and begin downhill
       N40 27.362 W109 44.115
8.3  Back at loop fork
9.2  Back at parking

Getting there:  
From within Vernal:  From the middle of Vernal, go north on Highway 44 to 500 North (Highway 121 to Lapoint) and turn left. Zero your odometer here. Drive 12.2 miles west on 121. About a half mile past mile marker 29, watch for a dirt road on your right. Just through the fence, there's a broad parking area on your right.
From Roosevelt on US-40:  From where US-40 makes a 90-degree right turn in Roosevelt, drive 7.9 miles east. Turn left on Highway 246 to Lapoint (just before the town of Gusher). Drive 7.3 miles north and turn right at the T intersection toward Lapoint on Highway 121. Drive 5.7 miles east. (After dropping down into a canyon and turning rightward, ignore the first dirt road on the left. The dirt road you want will be about 1/3 mile past mile marker 28.) Turn left, go through the fence, then turn right into a broad primitive parking area.
To begin the ride, find singletrack going west from the parking area.

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