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|Perry Canyon Trail
The Perry Canyon trail is a stiff hillclimb on narrow singletrack. It's 10.2 miles of climbing, 4400 vertical feet. The steepness and narrow track -- plus plenty of power-turns -- make this trail one for very strong riders. The trail hits Grizzly Peak then extends to the Inspiration Point road, which offers the option of a shuttled DH ride. Or extending your climb the ride by heading south to Inspiration Point, or to Ben Lomond Peak.
|The trail heads up along the north side of the creek for 1/3 mile, then crosses over to the south side and begins climbing. The rate is fairly stiff, averaging over 10% slope -- 500 vertical per mile. The trail hugs a steep sideslope in maple forest as you climb up and around several tough turns. At mile 1.3, turn hard left at the fork to continue up Perry Canyon, as the Bonneville Shoreline heads west on your right. At two miles, the trail breaks out onto grass-covered hillside. Then it dips in and out of maple groves as the pitch mellows a little. Just after mile 5, the slope gets tougher and the trail is a bit soft. (Needs more bike tires to compact it.) This half-mile was the toughest for me. At mile 6, the trail is on the tree-less upper slopes of Grizzly Peak.|
|Riding notes, climbing:
0.0 Pass the bear heading east on ST
N41 27.347 W112 01.934
0.4 Short switchback up to DT
Hard L to cross DT onto ST
N41 27.394 W112 01.549
0.6 Go either way, lower route less steep
1.3 Fork hard L (R = BST)
N41 27.031 W112 00.973
4.4 Fork R (L = older route, rejoins)
|Getting there: From I-15, take exit 357
(Perry-Willard) and turn right toward the mountains. Drive 0.6 miles and
turn left (north) on US-89. 2.2 miles later, turn right on 3000 South.
Drive 0.2 miles and turn right through the big chain-link gate to a small
parking area. (Don't go straight into Geneva Rock!) The trailhead is on
the left (east) side of the small parking area, at the bear statue. N41 27.346 W112 01.940
From Brigham City: At the intersection of 1100 South (heading east from the freeway exit) and US-89, turn right (south) and drive 2.3 miles, turning left on 3000 South.
Copyright 2007 Mad Scientist Software Inc. Trail conditions change. Use this trail guide at your own risk.