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Pynchonite

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Just what the title says.  What's your favorite gravel ride in Utah?  My two, in descending order, are Skyline Dr. from the Bountiful B to Farmington Canyon, and the dirt roads ringing the Cedar Mountain Wilderness Area in the West Desert.  Pony Express from Simpson Springs to Tooele Valley is pretty sweet, too.  I've included the Strava routes for all those because sharing.

Cedar Mountains: https://www.strava.com/routes/8803663
Skyline Dr.: https://www.strava.com/routes/11620795
Pony Express: https://www.strava.com/routes/11620917
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From Skyline you can head south and pop out at Big Mountain or Killyon. That Southern Skyline section is really nice, it gets quite a bit hairier after that.

I really like Monte Cristo to Bear Lake, that's probably my favorite.

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Skyline / Ward Canyon route over to Farmington is pretty amazing in elevation gain per mile. I'm looking forward to having it back after the thaw.

@keneticsam I'm curious about the route over to Big Mountain. It might be an interesting mixed-pavĂ© loop from my place in Sugarhouse, using BST to bridge the gap between SLC and Bountiful. 

My wife and I have just started getting out on gravel after a move from Southern CA and spending the summer [partly] remodeling a house. So far (and with the winter) we've been heading south to Moab and have done the following:

Shafer Trail Loop: https://www.strava.com/activities/1298302306
Hurrah Pass: https://www.strava.com/activities/1299496478

Looking forward to checking Kanab area pretty soon and San Raf and the Uintas later this year.

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From Skyline you can head south and pop out at Big Mountain or Killyon. That Southern Skyline section is really nice, it gets quite a bit hairier after that.

I really like Monte Cristo to Bear Lake, that's probably my favorite.


Two questions.  Where does that route from Monte Cristo start?  I've always wanted to ride up in that area but don't know it very well.  Two: isn't that Killyon Canyon section part of The Brink?  Cuz that's gnarly even on a mountain bike.
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Yeah, that Big Mountain connector has some nasty unrideable spots.  It's an area that needs some trail maintenance, the trail runners have cut back a lot of the overgrowth in the last few years.

Some ride ideas:
Monte Cristo:
https://www.strava.com/activities/643377496

Heber area:
https://www.strava.com/activities/675175973

Monte Cristo Campground to Laketown and back is a really nice ride.

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