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Basin Loop

12 miles RT

From Callao, turn south onto the Pony Express Road, and turn west towards Goshute Canyon. After 2 miles turn south at the junction for 2 miles, and turn south and drive .5 mile to Toms Canyon and park. The trail follows a 4WD road 2 miles to a pass. The trail heads down into the basin past a couple of log cabins. The loop continues east across the basin leads you through Middle Canyon back to the trailhead.

Box Elder Canyon

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From I-80 take the Tooele exit-99 head south for 3 miles, and turn west onto HWY-138 to Grantsville. Drive 11 miles west through Grantsville and turn south for 6.51 miles to Box Elder Canyon Road.

Cherry Creek Road

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Take the Tooele exit 99 from I-80 and head south for 40 miles through Tooele, Stockton, and vernon to the turnoff on your right. You can also get there from Redwood Road and the 4-way in Lehi head west on SR-73 for 21 miles and turn left at the fork onto Old Pony Express Route for 14 miles to SR-36 and turn left. Drive 6.50 miles south and turn right at the sign pointing you towards Vernon Reservoir. Drive another 7 miles on the main gravel/dirt road to the reservoir. You can also gain access from Jericho Road. Cherry Creek Road is 18.32 miles from Vernon Resevoir to Jericho Road.

Delle

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Take exit 70 from I-80 heading west towards Wendover. Go south underneath the freeway where you can park anywhere on the west side of the Gas Station or continue west along the frontage road. From here you can ride in all directions for miles all year round. There's riding in the Cedar Mountain Range to the west or even on the north side of I-80 in the Grassy Mountain Range. There is also some more desert riding off of exit 62 and 56.

Desert Mountain Road

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From Delta head 11 miles north through Sugarville. Keep heading north on the main road for another 17 miles before reaching Desert Mountain Rd. Desert Mountain Road heads north and connects with Simpson Springs Rd. Eventually reaching the town of Dugway and further north is Iosepa.

Deseret Peak Trail

8.4 Mile Loop
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From I-80 take exit 99, and drive south for 3.5 miles. Turn west, and go 11 miles to Grantsville. Drive through Grantsville and turn south for 5 miles and take a right up South Willow Canyon. Drive for 7.3 miles to the end of the road that loops around at the campground. There is parking at the trailhead sign that reads Mill Fork Trailhead. After hiking .7 mile turn left at the sign. For the next 2.3 miles the path leads up to Mill Fork Valley summit. At the top of the ridge there will be a 4-way junction with a sign marking the way to Deseret Peak. After hiking .9 more mile up the south side you’ll reach the peak. From the peak the trail loop continues northward for 1.6 miles before turning right to meet with the Willow Lakes Trail back to the parking lot.

DMAD Reservoir

GPS-N.39.23.760-W.112.29.456 : Elevation-4,665 ft : 1,199 Acres : Depth Maximum-24 ft/Mean-9 ft

From Delta, head north on US 6 past the airport to a dirt road on the right. Access is several miles south of the airport on US-6. Access to the dam is from a dirt road at the south end of "the river dip"-the 1/2 mile stretch of US-6 that dips into the Sevier River Valley. This road to the reservoir is marked with a small wooden sign. The turnoff, at the south end of the river dip, is 4.5 miles northeast of Delta and 12 miles south west of Lynndyl. Access to the north shore of the reservoir is from several roads leaving US-6 several miles north of the river dip. The land that is now submerged by the reservoir was not cleared of trees and vegetation before flooding, making recreation somewhat hazardous and unappealing. Fish production is low.

Granite Creek Trail

12.4 Miles RT
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From Callao, turn south onto the Pony Express/Gold Hill Road. Turn west after 2 miles heading towards the mountains. The road will turn south for 8 miles to Granite Creek Road, turn west, and park at the stream crossing. This trail allows horses, and cross-country skiers. The trail will take you to Ibapah Peak. The first 1.2 miles of the trail follow a 4WD road eventually leads off towards the creek crossing the water up a slope to a fork. Turn left at the fork and continue up the switchbacks to the peak.

Grantsville Reservoir

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From I-80 take the Tooele exit-99 head south for 3 miles, and turn west onto HWY-138 to Grantsville. Drive 11 miles west through Grantsville and turn south for 4 miles to North Willow Road. Stay on the paved road and it will take you right up to Grantsville Reservoir. There's a camping area with picnic tables, pavilions, barbeque grills, & RV pads. From the Reservoir you can ride west up Davenport Canyon or North Willow Canyon. There are some great riding trails up here all year round.

Great Eastern Hollow

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From Delta take US-6 32 miles north, turn west on Jericho Callao Rd. Head west for 9.37 miles and take the right fork. Keep heading NW for 3.36 miles crossing through the intersection of Cherry Creek Rd. From here the road turn north and there are mines and shafts all over this area.

Jericho/Callao Rd

Porter Rockwell Ranch

Muskrat Canyon Trail

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From I-80 take exit 77 and drive south for 6 miles and turn east on a recommended 4WD road. The road bears left at a power station and right at a fork, continuing up the canyon for 2.5 miles. Park at the end of the road. Muskrat Canyon lies on the west side of the Stansbury Mountains. Start hiking up the trail along fields of sage brush from where you parked. The trail will top out on the ridgeline where you can turn around to make it a 12 mile RT hike.

North Willow Canyon

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From I-80 take the Tooele exit-99 head south for 3 miles, and turn west onto HWY-138 to Grantsville. Drive 11 miles west through Grantsville and turn south for 4 miles to North Willow Road. Stay on the paved road and it will take you right up to Grantsville Reservoir. There's a camping area with picnic tables, pavilions, barbeque grills, & RV pads. From the Reservoir you can ride west up Davenport Canyon or North Willow Canyon. There are some great riding trails up here all year round. There is a hiking trail up Davenport Canyon called the Stansbury Front Trail at N.40.32.670-W.112.35.626.

Pony Express Trail

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From I-80 take the Tooele exit-99, and head south on SR-36 for 39.5 miles to the turnoff on your right onto Pony Express Rd. Drive another 7 miles or so and park after the Lookout Point. From here there are many canyons you can ride up.

Pyramid Peak

5 Miles RT

Head west on the Pony Express Road for 44 miles to Dugway Pass and park. There is no sign that marks the trailhead and the trail is hard to follow so just head north up the slope, and Pyramid Peak will be to the left.

Rowley Dugway

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From I-80 heading west take exit-77 and head south on Skull Valley Road 3 miles and you will reach the turn-off to Lone Rock. Keep heading south on Skull Valley Road for another 6.1 miles to reach Rowley Dugway on the east side of the road, or another .1 mile to Horseshoe Springs on the west side of the road. Lone Rock is an open range for cattle with a huge peak in the center of it all. There are rocky roads all over leading up to the top where you can shoot guns. Rowley Dugway is a great place to camp, shoot, paintball, and off-road. Horseshoe Springs allows fishing and is a great place to go bird watching just west of the main road.

Silver Island Mountains Back Country Byway

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From I-80 heading west take exit 4. Silver Island Mountains Back Country Byway is an 8.6 mile gravel road located near Wendover. Mainly used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. To reach Danger Cave from exit 4 turn right onto Leppy Pass Road for .3 mile then turn left for 2.2 miles then turn slight right and another left for .5 mile to the cave on your right. Last time I was here I was in my car and ran into a wash and had to take the other way around from exit 1. I would recomend at least an SUV to reach this Cave.

Vernon Reservoir

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Take the Tooele exit 99 from I-80 and head south for 40 miles through Tooele, Stockton, and vernon to the turnoff on your right. You can also get there from Redwood Road and the 4-way in Lehi head west on SR-73 for 21 miles and turn left at the fork onto Old Pony Express Route for 14 miles to SR-36 and turn left. Drive 6.50 miles south and turn right at the sign pointing you towards Vernon Reservoir. Drive another 7 miles on the main gravel/dirt road to the reservoir. The lake offers good fishing for rainbow and brook trout. There are several dirt roads where you can drive off-road to the south along Cherry Creek Road, or just north of the lake there's a gravel road that heads east back towards the main HWY with several other dirt roads you can take.