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Mill Canyon Peak Loop
The loop around Mill Canyon Peak is a tough ride. It includes some brutal uphill on Ridge 157, and about a mile of extreme steep on the east side of Mill Canyon Peak -- a highly technical challenge to ride downhill. Don't even dream of riding this loop unless you consider yourself a strong and highly skilled rider. If you begin the ride at Tibble Fork Reservoir, you'll climb 3300 vertical feet, with a total ride of 25.6 miles. The North Fork road is 8.3 miles each way, and the singletrack loop is almost exactly 9 miles. If you take the SUV up to Pole Line Pass, your ride will be 9 miles with 1200 vertical of climbing.
Ride Notes, counterclockwise*, from Tibble Fork:
0.0   From parking, straight onto dirt road
        head up along the river
4.4   Dutchman Flat
5.3   Keep right (straight) for Pole Line Pass
        (left = Mineral Basin)
8.3   Pole Line Pass. Find singletrack on your right.
       (if you start downhill on road, backtrack)
8.85 Fork R (L = return trail)
11.4 Forest Lake trail drops off on R, go straight
12.5 Rock Spring. Fork L just past the spring, uphill
13.1 Crest of hill, trail turns northward
13.3 Begin spooky, ugly, hairy descent
14.1 Keep R at fork
15.4 Keep R at fork
16.7 Keep L (straight - don't descend)
17.4 Back at first fork, keep straight
17.9 Back at Pole Line Pass, turn L on road
25.6 Back at Tibble Fork
*Riding this loop clockwise is NOT recommended!

Getting there: From I-15, take the Alpine-Highland exit just south of Point-of-the-Mountain. Go east towards the mountains on UT-92 and continue up American Fork Canyon. There's a $6 fee (as of 2009). About 6 miles up the canyon, turn left at the North Fork junction and drive 2 miles to Tibble Fork Reservoir. Park, then ride straight past the outhouse onto the gravel road that up along the river. To ride the loop without the road, drive 8 miles up the rough road to Pole Line Pass, keeping right at the fork at mile 5.3.

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