Dip Gulch Road

Total Miles
1.4

Elevation

1929.5 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

fall, summer

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Trail Overview

This trail starts out as easy and unassuming but quickly offers some challenges. Water erosion has created some deep gouges on the trail, making for off-camber sections. The further up trail you travel, the more narrow and less tracked it becomes. If you take a vehicle up there, expect to have vegetation brush the rig (scratches). Smaller machines are recommended the higher up you travel. The views down the canyon that overlook the Tooele Valley are beautiful. Scattered primitive campsites exist at the bottom/start of the trail.

Difficulty

Intermediate

History

A distant memory of the Old West, Mercur became one of Utah's first mining districts in 1893. At one point, the town was home to well over 5,000 people. However, in 1902 a fire ravaged the town and it never recovered. By 1913, the last mine closed.

Technical Rating

4