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Lookout Peak - Big Mountain Loop
|Ride Notes, from roadside Pioneer Trail parking.
0.0 Trail back on L about 100 feet
N 40° 47.994' W 111° 40.755' Alt 6100
0.2 Faint singletrack joins from L
0.8 Affleck Park, L on DT, R over creek,
then L to end of park
1.0 Cindered trail in Affleck Park gives way to dirt
1.9 Cross road
3.5 Parking area of Big Mountain Pass
Cross road to singletrack that climbs hillside
N 40° 49.680' W 111° 39.227' Alt 7500
4.5 Trail turns N top of Big Mountain - alt 8300
6.4 Descend, keep straight (L) on DT
7.9 Fork in DT, keep straight (L) on ridge
8.0 Faint DT joins from L, keep straight
8.1 ST forks L, just below rock outcrop w cave
Trail curves north end of valley, going W
9.5 CRITICAL FORK! After steep descent on loose rock down
ridge, find faint singletrack forking L,
just after trail climbs back into trees. (If you turn onto N slope and descend
towards valley, you missed it!) N 40° 51.133' W 111°
42.696' Alt 8400
For connections to Little Mountain Pass and Killyon Canyon, see the Killyon Canyon Loop page.
|Getting there, Pioneer Trail parking area: On I-80 in Parley's Canyon, take
the Little Dell Recreation Area exit. From the exit, drive uphill 4.1
miles, then park on the right side of the road near the outhouse at GPS N
40° 47.996' W 111° 40.750'. The trail begins on the opposite side of the
road, just downhill.
Affleck Park trailhead: Drive another 0.8 miles uphill, then turn left and descend to Affleck Park. Keep right and proceed uphill to the north end of the park, and find the sign indicating the Mormon Pioneer Trail. (The return trail is across the creek.) Subtract 1 mile from the mileage below when riding the trail.
Little Dell trailhead: At mile 2 after exiting the freeway, turn right into the Little Dell recreation area (fee required). Roll down to the trail parking lot near the water. Trail begins paved at GPS N 40° 46.622' W 111° 41.317', then turns to cinder as you pass close by a picnic table. Add 1.9 to the mileage below. See the Pioneer Trail page for additional details.
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