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Jackalope is a loop ride just west of Vernal. It climbs from McCoy Flats to a ridge overlooking the city. The clockwise loop is 8 miles, with an altitude change of 1000 vertical feet, finishing at 6300. The ride is done clockwise, starting with And Cookies for 1 mile before hitting Jackalope. The climb is steady and fairly mellow. The descent has some loose rock on the upper mountain requiring some bike-handling skill.
|Riding notes, clockwise loop (ONE WAY
0.0 Find southbound ST on southwest side of DT
Trail = And Cookies N40 21.028 W109 34.902
0.1 Fork L (R = return trail) N40 21.022 W109 34.806
0.3 Cross DT N40 21.126 W109 34.80
1.0 Fork R onto Jackalope (L=And Cookies)
N40 21.412 W109 34.992
3.4 Fork L uphill (R = Serpendipity descent)
N40 22.212 W109 33.127
4.0 Ridgeline, veer R and downhill
N40 22.355 W109 32.598
5.7 Cross Serpendipity (keep straight)
N40 21.503 W109 33.452
7.9 Back at And Cookies, fork L
8.0 Back at corral
While driving toward Vernal on US-40, pass mile marker 138, then turn right on a narrow paved McCoy Flats road (unmarked, N40 23.427 W109 35.752). Drive 3 miles to a corral on the left and park there. The trail starts south of the corral as ST at the edge of the dirt road. If you miss McCoy Flats road, go to the viewpoint overlooking Vernal and backtrack exactly 2 miles, then turn left into the road.
Camping: BLM land, primitive camping allowed. No developed
conditions change, and the layout of a trail may change without notice.
Use this trail guide at your own risk.
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