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Swett Ranch is a 5.8-mile lariat loop ride on the south side of Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The trail surface is doubletrack. It's easy pedaling on smooth dirt surface, except for a short section at the far northwest corner where there's some embedded and loose rocks. The ride is suitable for beginners and families, but young kids may have trouble with the uphill part. Altitude change is 700 feet, starting from 7400 feet elevation and descending.
|Riding notes, counterclockwise loop:
0.0 Start downhill on dirt road
N40 52.352 W109 29.740
0.5 Fork R N40 52.694 W109 29.984
1.5 Join gravel road (keep right)
N40 52.546 W109 28.997
After 100 feet fork LEFT on smaller DT
2.4 Fork left N40 53.066 W109 28.622
From Manila: Drive east on highway 44. When you pass the Red Canyon visitor center road, go another 2.5 miles to the scenic pullout on your left. Park. The trail is the dirt road on the far right.
From Vernal: On highway 44, drive north over the Uinta Mountains. Stay on 44 at the junction with 260. Drive 1.1 miles past the junction and pull right into a scenic overlook. Park here. The trail is the dirt road on the far right.
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|Camping: Skull Creek CG 1.8
miles west. Greens Lake CG 3.2 miles, Canyon Rim CG 4.0 miles away on Red
Canyon Overlook (visitors center) road.
Bathroom: None at trailhead. BR at campgrounds or visitors center (5 miles away)
Water: None on the trail. Water at campgrounds and visitors center.
Bike services, maps, trail conditions:
Altitude Cycle, 580 East Main, Vernal. 435-781-2595