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|Iron Wash (Twin Knolls to Blue
Iron Wash is an 18.4 mile loop in the San Rafael Swell. It offers a bit of cruising, some deliciously technical rock singletrack, an ATV-track grind, and some "castle country" vistas. Peak altitude is 6800, bottom 6000, but there's a lot of up-and-down riding. The Red Trail portion of this loop requires good skills and strong legs. There are some short but brutal climbs and very technical descents. This loop is quite strenuous, and we recommend it only for well-conditioned advanced-technical riders.
0.0 Head east on DT
N 38° 47.340' W 110° 42.583'
0.5 Keep straight (L)
1.4 Fork R (L = return)
N 38° 47.232' W 110° 41.513' alt=6700'
3.0 DT ends, sign-in trail box
N 38° 46.200' W 110° 40.865'
Straight S on ST, follow red dashes
4.0 Keep straight - R (red dashes) at sign
N 38° 45.780' W 110° 40.190'
6.0 Cement Hill. Drop into wash and turn L
6.7 Climb R out of Iron Wash
N 38° 44.812' W 110° 38.685' alt=6020
|7.1 Fork R onto Orange Trail
N 38° 44.700' W 110° 38.497'
8.2 Fork R onto Blue Trail
N 38° 44.420' W 110° 39.011'
Alternate: continue (L) on Orange
fork R on Green Trail at mile 11
12.0 Green Trail joins on L, keep straight
N 38° 45.032' W 110° 42.239' alt=6580
15.3 R on gravel road
N 38° 46.049' W 110° 44.839' alt=6800
Keep straight (R) at intersections
18.3 R on trailhead doubletrack
18.4 Back at car
|Getting there: On US-6 approaching Green River,
turn right (westbound) on I-70. Drive 25 miles and exit at Ranch Exit 131
(formerly exit 129).
Turn left under the freeway, then veer right with the road. Keep straight
at all intersections. Note a first cattle guard at mile 3.2. After
crossing a second cattle guard at 6.7, descend and turn left on a small
road at mile 7.6. Park on the left 0.1 mile down the road, just before
the wash, N 38° 47.340' W 110° 42.583'. Begin the ride by continuing on
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