Mary Ellen Gulch

Total Miles


3089.66 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Scenic in-and-out trail with mild technical driving. This beautiful country includes rich vegetation and the trail follows a rocky stream that flows year-round. Watch for huckleberries and wild raspberries along the trail early in the summer and changing leaves during the fall. This is considered one of the easier 4x4 trails spurring from American Fork Canyon and is a good warm-up for Forest Lake and Mineral Basin. Expect traffic during the weekends with limited opportunities to pass. Remember to give the right-of-way to uphill traffic. Motorized access ends at Snowbird property line.


Trail is generally a narrow bumpy road. Rocky sections get more technical toward the end of the trail. Mild off-camber in places. Overall, not a difficult trail for an experienced driver in a stock high-clearance SUV.

Technical Rating


Access Description

From Tibble Fork Reservoir, continue NE as the road turns to dirt. Follow about 4.4 miles to small parking area on the left. Trailhead is marked with a sign reflecting trail name.Trailhead coordinates: 40.52726,-111.60356