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    Hey All,

    We did a great ride out at Stansbury Island today. Slight snow in the shadows, but mostly dry and fun. If any of y'all are wanting some good winter singletrack, it's out there.

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    What are the trails like on Stansbury? Sounds really fun.

    I like the rocky stuff on Antelope, but the double-track stuff was a drag, and probably is super muddy now.

    Quote Originally Posted by ucme4dk
    Hey All,

    We did a great ride out at Stansbury Island today. Slight snow in the shadows, but mostly dry and fun. If any of y'all are wanting some good winter singletrack, it's out there.

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    JMH,

    The drive out from Holladay is around 40 min. At the TH there are some fun rocks to trial on while you wait for your friends to gear up. A short singletrack <.25mi leads to a dirt road. There is not much left of the road and it is short, <.25mi. However, at the dirt road, the trail gets steep and stays that way for 1/3-1/2 mi as the trail switchbacks up to a pass. But this is all single and very challenging if climbs and tough switchbacks are your thing.

    At the pass, soak in the view. It's great. Then, drop down some steep switchbacks onto the bonneville lake bench. The trail is all single from here (6.1mi total from TH, so around 5.75 single). No more big climbs/descents. The trail just stays at bench level all the way around to the East side of Stansbury Island. There are great views all around -- very good early am ride.

    You'll cross a dirt road. Just loook across and follow the trail. Never been up the road. Next time we're going to explore. Toward the end of the trail, you'll see a fork on the right, heading steeply down. This just goes down to the valley and you have to ride roads back around. It takes about the same time to do this as it does to take the single back, so if you're pressed for time, just stay high for the return.

    At the end of the trail, it heads into a bunch of rocks. You have to get off and carry your bike over a rough spot and then you get a great view, a good lunch spot and a some rock rolling if that is your thing. (Although most of the medium size ones are gone ) )

    Yesterday it was all dry. A few spots of slight snow. If you ride in above freezing temps, expect it to be wet and muddy in spots. For us, with everything frozen, it was great!

    Hope that helps.

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    Thanks! We will go check it out next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucme4dk
    (Although most of the medium size ones are gone ) )
    And one big one .

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