Fatbike Brigade Winter Randonnee Series #2

At Wardsworth Canyon.

At Wardsworth Canyon.

Our second ride in the Randonnee Series is next week, Saturday, January 17, 8:00 am. We will be riding Hobble Creek Right Fork in Springville, an out and back course. Here are the stats:

Starting elevation:   5122′

Mileage:                    21 miles

Highest point:          7375′

Elevation gain:         2253′

The course follows the Right Fork road to the top of the pass and back. We clocked it this morning at 21 miles. The conditions are hard and fast right now, well packed out. The first 6.7 miles to the Wardsworth Creek turnoff are a gradual climb only gaining 900′. (Turn around here if you like). From there the road pitches up to 6%, then all the way up to 12% at times. But it is all very rideable, as long as the snow is firm. The descent is fast and furious, and very enjoyable. It only took us about 14 minutes from the pass back down to Wardsworth. This route gets a fair amount of regular traffic so it is usually packed out nicely even after snowfall. This will be a much easier and faster ride than Soapstone Basin. The scenery is nice as most of the route is in National Forest. The hardcore riders can also descend off the back side into Diamond Fork, then back up if you like.

To get there from I-15, take the Springville 400 S. exit and follow it all the way through town. Turn right at the roundabout and follow the road all the way up Hobble Creek Canyon until it ends at a parking lot at Jolly’s Ranch.

Hope to see you all there. Should be another fun ride. Here are a few photos from our ride this morning.

A mile or so in.

A mile or so in.

Climbing toward the pass.

Climbing toward the pass.

Final stretch to the pass.

Final stretch to the pass.

Fast descent.

Fast descent.

Here is a link to a report of this same ride we did last year.




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