Mary Ellen Gulch

Total Miles
3.8

Elevation

3,089.66 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

4

Moderate

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.

Photos of Mary Ellen Gulch

Mary Ellen Gulch
Mary Ellen Gulch
Mary Ellen Gulch

Difficulty

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

4

Status Reports

Solomon Enis
Nov 04, 2023
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
John Clayton
Aug 19, 2023
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Temporarily Closed
Nathan Finlayson
Jul 01, 2023
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Posted Sign
Trail Restoration
Ryan Shipley
May 26, 2023
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Posted Sign
Closed Gate
Weather Event
Trail Restoration

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

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