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    The Mineral Fork Trail

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    5.5-8h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    14.8 km
    Elevation
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    1,061 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Mineral Fork Trail is a beautiful and challenging hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, east of Salt Lake City. In the summer, this route is popular with hikers, bikers, runners, and OHV drivers. In winter, this is a beautiful trail for winter hiking and snowshoeing.

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    Route Description for The Mineral Fork Trail

    The Mineral Fork Trail is a great challenge for experienced hikers. This route is steep and rocky. Large rocks on top of a gravel base can make sections of this trail treacherous so be mindful of your feet and take your time, especially on the descent. Proper hiking footwear is essential for this trail and we recommend bringing along a set of hiking poles as well. The Mineral Fork Trail is a great route to see wildlife, such as deer, coyotes, and bobcats. For a special experience, head out on this trail early in the morning to catch the sunrise over the Utah landscape.

    From the trailhead, follow the path southeast along Mineral Fork. Stay right at the two divides, then climb the switchbacks to the viewpoint at the old Regulator Johnson Mine.

    Take a well deserved rest and admire the gorgeous views of the valley below before turning around and following the same route back to the trailhead. Be sure to exercise caution on the way back down, the rocks and gravel can make for some slippery sections, take your time and arrive back at the trailhead safely.

    Getting to the The Mineral Fork Trail Trailhead

    The Mineral Fork Trail begins on the south side of highway 190/Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, 2.4 km east of the Mill B South Trailhead.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      Year-round

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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