Aspen Grove Extravaganza

Total Miles
1.6

Elevation

2,972.40 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

If you're looking for a location for the best "color" viewing in the fall or the prettiest green aspens in the spring, this is it! Just a little over a mile and a half of easy dirt trail, climbing nearly a thousand feet up from 8748. In the springtime, when the aspens are leafing out, the trail may be muddy in places as the runoff comes down from the Alunite Ridge in the Fishlake National Forest. When we rode the trail, it ended where our track ended because a company was up there doing some work, and their equipment blocked any trail going further up into the forest. However, if they're not a permanent contractor working there, perhaps you will be able to go further along the Alunite Ridge later on. Near the bottom of the trail you go by the Crown Pointe Lodge, and their sign says it's the Mt. Baldy Mining District of Piute County. Mining tunnels were used between 1882 and 1915 in this area. History reports that Tommy Knockers inhabited these tunnels. This area is rich in its mining history. We saw deer on this trail, squirrels, and birds. In February of 2023, Utah began enforcement of a new law, which requires an online education course for all off-roaders. The free course is available online. Google "Utah OHV Education Course," and the free test will pop up. It's an easy test that will only take 15-30 minutes, and it's required for all off-roaders, Jeeps, SXSs, dirt bikes, and ATVs. Kids under the age of 18 will have to take the Youth Education Test at the same site. After completing the test, print out the certificate to carry with you which shows you completed the course. We have taken it, and it's really no big deal. Good reminders about trail etiquette and trail preservation.

Photos of Aspen Grove Extravaganza

Aspen Grove Extravaganza
Aspen Grove Extravaganza
Aspen Grove Extravaganza

Difficulty

In the springtime, the trail will be muddy in places. There will be areas of erosion from runoff.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

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Access Description

From Highway 89, go west on Cottonwood Road, which turns into Paiute ATV Trail Cottonwood Canyon Trail 77. Follow that trail to this track.

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