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Deer Creek South Fork Loop
|Option 1: Cascade Springs Road Trailhead. Beginning from the parking area on the south side of the road, head south 1.5
miles. The narrow singletrack trail climbs gently, passing through meadows between aspen
and pine. You'll do 1.75 miles of steady uphill
right away. Reaching the Alpine Loop summit parking lot (GPS N 40° 25.837' W 111° 36.837'),
find Ridge Trail 157 on your right as you bike into the parking area from the
trail. Cross the road and head north on ST. After following the Ridge Trail for 3
miles (be sure to fork right at Mud Springs), the Deer Creek South Fork trail
branches off to the east (your right) at a 4-way intersection where Ridge 157 meets the
Tibble Fork Trail (left) at GPS N 40° 27.918' W 111° 36.532'. When you
reach the paved road, your trailhead is just uphill and across the street.
Option 2: Loop Summit. Drive to the Alpine Loop summit parking area, and find the trail as above, riding the loop clockwise.
Option 3: Timpooneke. An excellent riding option is to begin at the Timpooneke campground, ride up the Great Western through Pine Hollow to Ridge 157 (2.6 miles) and turn left. Then you ride the loop: north 1.5 miles to the South Fork trail, right 1.5 miles to the bottom of the canyon, then up 1.75 miles to the top of the Alpine Loop. Now ride the southern part of the Ridge Trail back to the Great Western/Pine Hollow trial, and back to Timpooneke. Your total distance will be 12 miles, with around 2000 vertical feet total climbing.
|Getting there: (Cascade Springs Road trailhead) From
I-15, take the Alpine-Highland exit just south of Point-of-the-Mountain. Go east towards
the mountains on UT-92 and continue up American Fork Canyon. There's a $6
fee (as of 2009). About 6
miles up the canyon, turn right at the North Fork junction. Drive up to the summit of the
Alpine Loop. (If desired, stash a water bottle at the parking lot!) Drive further to the
Cascade Springs Road, where you'll turn left. About 1.5 miles later, turn right on a
gravel road and go 100 feet to the trailhead. GPS N 40° 26.801' W 111° 36.489'.
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