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Farmington Flats Loop - Farmington Canyon
The Farmington Flats Loop is an easy ride with beautiful views. The surface is rocky dirt road. There's a bit of slightly-stiff climbing in the first half-mile (either way you ride), but total elevation gain is only 450 feet. Starting altitude is 7250 ft. The loop itself is 5.3 miles. This is a great family ride, if the kids are reasonable riders who've graduated from training wheels. Stronger riders can make this loop harder by adding the climb up Farmington Canyon. If started at the Bench Road trailhead, the climb will be 3000 vertical feet, and the total distance 19.9 miles.
Ride Notes, counterclockwise loop:
0.0  At the fork, go right (southwest)
       N 40 59.235' W 111 47.986'
0.6  Fork L (R = Skyline Drive)
       N 40 58.863' W 111 48.264'
       Campground on R just past fork
1.8  Keep right on more traveled road
2.2 to 2.4  Multiple forks, keep straight
       Curve around to N, opposite side of valley
3.8  Note view of Ogden Valley to R
4.5  Fork at maintenance shed, go L downhill
5.3 back at original fork

Getting there:  Exit I-15 in Farmington. Get to the corner of 600 North and 100 East. (The most direct route there was blocked by construction at the time of my visit 9/02.) Turn north (left if you're going up the hill) on 100 East. Keep right at the fork.

To climb Farmington Canyon before doing the loop, park on the left just past the fork (trail information sign) GPS N 40 59.808' W 111 53.060', in the parking area just off the Bench Road 0.4 miles later, or where the pavement ends at 1 mile past the fork.

To ride the loop, drive about 7.5 miles up the canyon to a broad fork in the road, with a gate (usually open) on each road. GPS N 40 59.235' W 111 47.986'. Park here, and start uphill either direction.

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Trail conditions change, and the layout of a trail may change without notice. Use this trail guide at your own risk.