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|Devils Racetrack Trail
The Devils Racetrack is an awesome ATV track in the San Rafael Swell. Overall, this trail is advanced technical and moderately strenuous. Altitude change is 1200 feet, but some up-and-down riding makes total climbing about 1700. As an out-and-back, the round trip is 17.6 miles. This trail features both fun riding -- thousands of fun sandstone ledges -- but also awesome views -- down into the Devils Racetrack, out over the San Rafael, and up at the giant stone monoliths.
If riding from freeway, add 0.7 miles
0.0 Continue west from Dutchman Arch
N 38° 52.320' W 110° 48.000' alt=7000'
0.4 Keep straight as DT goes R
0.5 Veer R (north) as DT forks L
0.7 Sandy sections and short steep climb
(Hang on -- it gets LOTS better)
2.0 Highest point, alt=7200'
|2.5 First view of Devils
N 38° 53.866' W 110° 48.004' alt=7030'
3.4 Trail heads westward to mesa, alt=6800'
5.4 Pass Twin Priests
N 38° 55.31' W 110° 49.21' alt=6600'
6-7 Ride past rock monoliths
8.8 Drop into North Fork Coal Wash
N 38° 57.075' W 110° 50.749' alt=5980'
Turn around and head back.
|Getting there: On US-6 approaching Green River,
turn right (westbound) on I-70. Drive 25 miles and exit at Ranch Exit 131.
(If eastbound, the exit is 75 miles east of Salina. This exit was formerly
numbered 129.) Turn left under the
freeway and set your odometer. Veer right with the road. Cross a road at a
cattleguard around mile 3. At mile 3.9, turn right N 38° 50.630' W 110°
42.316' on the road to Swasey's Cabin. Keep right (over the cattleguard)
at 5.0. Keep on the main road, ignoring small doubletracks branching left.
At 8.4, fork right towards Dutchman Arch. Continue under the freeway N 38°
52.068' W 110° 46.742' (caution: how high are the bikes on your roof?). Immediately on exiting the drain underpass,
select the left fork of two well-traveled paths (a smaller DT may turn
hard-left along the fence). After 1/3 mile (mile 9.2), fork left N 38°
52.298' W 110° 46.870'. Now keep straight to Dutchman Arch at mile 9.6,
where you'll find space to park. Begin the ride by continuing on
Note: if the road is wet, park before the freeway, and begin your ride there. Add 0.7 miles to the above biking mileages.
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