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|| Traverse Ridge Pipeline Trail (Old Canyon
This is a nice hill-climb that's open early in the season. It starts across from the Draper rodeo grounds and climbs to the top of Traverse Ridge. If you ride the loop at the top, then head straight down, it's 5.5 miles. Altitude gain is 1200 feet. There's singletrack much of the way, with the upper Corner Canyon road linking the two sides of the loop.
From the rodeo arena, climb south on the Lower Corner Canyon dirt road. At 0.9 mile, keep straight (left) asthe road forks (right goes to the race loop). Keep straight ahead whenever doubletracks branch off. The trail alternates between doubletrack and singletrack. At mile 1.7, you may notice a singletrack coming in from the left. This will be your return loop.
|The trail becomes steeper, and turns right then back left.
It arrives at the gravel Corner Canyon Road just below Traverse Ridge at
mile 2.5. If you want to peek into Utah County, turn right and go 0.25
Go left downhill on the Corner Canyon Road about 1/2 mile. After the trail has turned out of a small canyon and is going back west, look for a broad parking area on your left. Drop over the far edge of the dirt-pile, and find the singletrack about 40 feet later on your right, heading downhill and north.
Stop at the falls for a photo. 0.75 miles from the Corner Canyon road, you'll rejoin the uphill track. After another 0.8 miles, you have the opportunity to turn left at the original fork in the road, which will take you onto the South Mountain Race Loop. (Note: the South Mountain Race Loop has been damaged by home construction. Before going there, check for current conditions.)
|Getting there: Take the Bluffdale exit from I-15 and turn
east towards the mountains. Continue straight through the stop sign, under the railroad,
then continue east through the South Mountain development right to the end of the road.
Park at the end of the road. On your left, you'll see a corral with a white fence. On the
right, the Lower Corner Canyon road heads uphill (GPS N 40° 30.351' W 111° 50.721'). To
reach the trailhead from the north (Sandy area), take 13th East southward until it ends at
the stop sign just past the underpass. Turn left and drive 1/4 mile to the end of the
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