Corner Canyon

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  • 02-07-2013
    utahposer
    Corner Canyon
    Anybody been riding in CC lately? Just wondering how ridable it is.
    Thanks.
  • 02-10-2013
    Silentfoe
    For a Fatbike it's perfect right now. Get one/rent one if you can.
  • 02-11-2013
    Scott@GO-RIDE.com
    I need to get down there. That's my regular (in season) morning ride area. I've been riding Dimple Dell a lot, but the surface is pretty rough with all the horse traffic.
  • 02-12-2013
    Scott@GO-RIDE.com
    So, I went to Corner Canyon (Draper, UT) this morning for a pre-dawn ride. I parked at an upper lot near the start of Clarks trail. I had hopes of riding a loop up Clarks, across Ann's and down Canyon Hollow.

    The start of Clarks trail is packed down fairly wide for a winter trail, but the snow is still pretty loose and soft. For a standard mountain bike it would be tough to climb. As the trail gained elevation it became narrower and softer. In a short time it was definitely too loose for a standard bike, a while later it was too soft for even a 4.0" tired fat bike.

    About 3/4s of the way up I had to hike-a-bike to the Ann's trail that crosses the top of Clarks. A short way across Ann's the wind had completely covered the trail with snow. I post holed up to the start of Brock's that leads to Canyon Hollow, but it didn't appear that it was passable. So, I turned back, and post holed back to Clark’s. Once back to Clark's I had a great descent back to the car. I was surprised how good the downhill was, but again I doubt it would be fun on a regular mountain bike.

    I will try to post a few pics tomorrow when I get back to the shop.
  • 03-03-2013
    zk6760
    A good amount of the main tails at CC are closed: Trail Conditions | Corner Canyon Trails

    Try to stick to the ones with the sandier pack as suggested on the site. This will allow the system to open earlier and take less time to fix come spring.
  • 03-04-2013
    cmanser
    Thanks for the link bro. Very much appreicated.

    I am excited for some of the trails they have in the pipe - and the fact that I will be moving about 10 minutes from the trailhead is NICE.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zk6760 View Post
    A good amount of the main tails at CC are closed: Trail Conditions | Corner Canyon Trails

    Try to stick to the ones with the sandier pack as suggested on the site. This will allow the system to open earlier and take less time to fix come spring.

  • 03-05-2013
    Scott@GO-RIDE.com
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zk6760 View Post
    A good amount of the main tails at CC are closed: Trail Conditions | Corner Canyon Trails

    Try to stick to the ones with the sandier pack as suggested on the site. This will allow the system to open earlier and take less time to fix come spring.

    The last trail update for Corner Canyon was 12/17/2012. Just about the time the time it was going between snow and mud for much of SLC. Since that date it has been nothing but snow and frozen conditions. You don't get trail damage in those conditions.

    One week ago there was still snow on everything except for some parts of lower Ghost Falls. Not sure how much has melted in the last week, but as long as there is snow coverage, mud and trail damage is not an issue. However, once the mud comes out make sure you ride early AM when things are frozen, or stay off the trails till they dry out.
  • 03-05-2013
    mojojojoaf
    Weather is getting to a point I can handle a few morning rides. Thanks for the update guys I will stick to the fire road from Orson Smith parking lot until things clear out and dry out a bit more.
  • 03-05-2013
    zk6760
    Did you notice if they have the "closed" signs up for the trails marked as closed on the website? Ghost Falls was always open even in the summer as the pack was sand all the way until the bridge, where they then closed it off.

    Also - for anyone looking for a riding partner when the weather warms up - PM me your info!! I ride from Bonneville, to Big Cottonwood Canyon, to Corner, and have been to Lambert and PC.
  • 03-13-2013
    mtbeagle
    Rode up Corner Canyon yesterday and today. All the north facing slopes have snow on them. We didn't try riding any of those. We went from the equestrian center and then out the BST trail . There was snow on sections of the trail but it was ridable. We rode early in the morning so all the snow was hard. Then we went up gasline which is good until the intersection that takes you over to Canyon Hollow, beyond there was snow so we turned around at that point. With the nice temps we are getting the next few days I would guess that it won't be long before Ghost Falls will be good to ride.
  • 03-13-2013
    zk6760
    You can make it to Ghost Falls if you ride that sandy/rocky switchback where Gas Pipeline meets the bridge. That will take you up to where the trail is closed at the next bridge by what I believe is Ghost Falls. There is only one small stretch of snow up there on that trail (maybe 20').
  • 03-18-2013
    Scott@GO-RIDE.com
    Any updated reports on Corner Canyon trails? I have a friend coming into town Weds am for a ride.
  • 03-18-2013
    zk6760
    See my above review. My guess is most of the upper trail system is closed. There was still a ton of snow on the CanyonHollow/Rush/Clarks/Anns trails last week - I really doubt it is gone by now. If you park at the equestrian center and ride to Ghost falls (the trail closes at the falls so you can't go further) it is 4 miles RT. Not bad. You can also ride the BST in the area, not sure how that looks but I'm guessing it isn't bad.

    Otherwise if you have an entire day - drive to Moab. I was just there this past Sat on a day trip and had a great time. DONT SPEED on HWY 6 (lol..)!
  • 03-18-2013
    Pedalfaraway
    The North SLC section of the BST is in good shape. I rode from City creek west to the radio towers its Good. The sections from the zoo to dry creek are also dry. I have not ridden Dry Creek yet but I would not be surprised if its mostly rideable.
  • 03-18-2013
    zk6760
    Careful on any side trails around the BST. I was there last week and there is still a good amount of snow on them which had me walking decent portions of the trail. If you stay on the BST you'll be fine.
  • 03-18-2013
    Scott@GO-RIDE.com
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zk6760 View Post
    See my above review. My guess is most of the upper trail system is closed. There was still a ton of snow on the CanyonHollow/Rush/Clarks/Anns trails last week - I really doubt it is gone by now. If you park at the equestrian center and ride to Ghost falls (the trail closes at the falls so you can't go further) it is 4 miles RT. Not bad. You can also ride the BST in the area, not sure how that looks but I'm guessing it isn't bad.

    Otherwise if you have an entire day - drive to Moab. I was just there this past Sat on a day trip and had a great time. DONT SPEED on HWY 6 (lol..)!


    Thanks for the update on Corner Canyon. I was in Moab for Fri - Sun this past weekend. Absolutely perfect weather and riding.
  • 03-18-2013
    Code Runner
    I've been up there for the past few days and the highest you can get is the falls. Anne's, Clarks...... all chained. BST is pretty clear till you get to Bear Canyon, then it's pretty snowed in.

    In other news, I chatted with Greg at the falls for a while on Saturday, he was escorting a member of Draper's finest around. They're still having trouble with off leash dogs, and dogs in watershed areas. It looks like they're gonna patrol up there when the season gets in full swing. They've also added a few more cameras. It looks like they could use some help keeping dog owners in line, respectfully of course.
  • 03-18-2013
    zk6760
    There are cameras up there?! Do the police patrol on horseback only? I have yet to see horses up there, but last season there were definitely signs of them around.
  • 03-18-2013
    Scott@GO-RIDE.com
    The cameras go pretty unnoticed unless you ride at night. Then you see the flash going off as you go by. I’ve seen police in the Equestrian parking lot (only once or twice) looking up trail. I assume for off leash dogs coming down. I mostly ride that area early (dawn) weekday mornings, so the police may be around more in the evenings or weekends when the trails get a lot more use.
  • 03-18-2013
    zk6760
    I'm actually glad they have cameras - deters people from sabotaging / setting up traps on the trail. Also, as a PSA - if anyone is interested in putting time into working on the trails there contact Bill (?) on the Corner Canyon website. It is such a nice system and I enjoy it so much I wouldn't mind putting in a Saturday or two this season to help out and meet some new people.
  • 03-27-2013
    Code Runner
    Everything up to the falls has dried out again. The rest of the trails are closed and chained. BST north is drier than it was a couple of weeks ago, that snow patch halfway between the fire road and Bear Canyon has melted, now the snow starts at the canyon.

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