Devils Racetrack Trail For Dirt Biking
The 35th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Utah.
Friday 15 July 2016 05:19 GMT
West of Green River, the Devils Racetrack Trail is an multi-use track in the San Rafael Swell that is open to dirt biking. Altitude change is 1200 feet, but some up-and-down riding makes total climbing about 1700. As an out-and-back, the round trip is 17.6 miles. This trail features awesome views -- down into the Devils Racetrack, out over the San Rafael, and up at the giant stone monoliths. The trail flirts with the edge of the Devils Racetrack, a sheer 300-foot chasm formed by cliffs of Wingate sandstone. As you follow the downsloping Kayenta, youll pass castles and spires of Navajo Sandstone
Getting there: On US-6 approaching Green River, turn right (westbound) on I-70. Drive 25 miles and exit at Ranch Exit 131. (If eastbound, the exit is 75 miles east of Salina.) Turn left under the freeway and set your odometer. Veer right with the road. Cross a road at a cattleguard around mile 3. At mile 3.9, turn right N 38° 50.630 feet W 110° 42.316 on the road to Swaseys Cabin. Keep right (over the cattleguard) at 5.0. Keep on the main road, ignoring small doubletracks branching left. At 8.4, fork right towards Dutchman Arch. Continue under the freeway N 38° 52.068 W 110° 46.742 Immediately on exiting the drain underpass, select the left fork of two well-traveled paths (a smaller DT may turn hard-left along the fence). After 1/3 mile (mile 9.2), fork left N 38° 52.298 W 110° 46.870. Now keep straight to Dutchman Arch at mile 9.6, where youll find space to park. Begin the trail by continuing on the road.
Note: If the road is wet, park before the freeway and begin your ride there.
Overall, Devils Racetrack Trail is the 35th most popular dirt bike trail of all 65 dirt biking rides in Utah.