Slick Rock Road is a great scenic route with a few challenges along the way. Destinations; Things To Do; Lodging; Tours & Guides; Deals; Events; Maps & Brochures; Coronavirus Updates: Stay current on the latest news and park access. Will do again when we can go slower. Several Technical challenges and requires other drivers and a spotter. Event ended about 2 years ago. Much appreciation to all those that came out! Dogs are also able to use this trail. Starting from the largest parking lot ever dedicated to a single trail, head north on easy terrain. This is a pretty awesome trail. Finally! Completed the trail with my jeep group, we did the trail from North to South, did it on 33s and one locker and I would say that is the minimum if you know your rig and have sliders and skid plates. Find slick rock trail utah (N 37° 9' 31.8888", W 113° 27' 46.6488") on a map. Posted signs at the trailhead say the trail will open June 30, 2020. nice trail with very difficult spots. This improvement allows the S&B filter reroute kit exhaust to exit under my rear wheelwell through the provided S&B exit port plastic housing shown in photo, utilizing the rear shock mount plastic panel location and inserting my 22 gauge steel enclosure which supports the 3" flex line hose. It is open. Make use of the primitive camping at the mouth of Slickrock Creek, just three miles in from the trailhead… Went with a group of vehicles back in the first of July. Definitely will go again, I prefer to go from lake alpine to Utica reservoir. Trail gets pretty difficult in a few places. There is no "Slick Rock Trail" in the Trail Reports forum, so I'm putting my report here. Slick Rock Trail Reroute Sept 16 2018 - Duration: 21:35. Riders are cautioned to be especially careful at these locations and anywhere else the trail approaches a cliff, changes grade, or crosses rutted rock. Slick Rock Road is referred to as a road because it was once a paved service You get to it by turning down FR475B which is across the road from the fish hatchery, which is off 276 in Pisgah national forest near Looking Glass Falls. However, the north end of the trail had to be re-routed due to it being on private property. Jeff Blewett. Rock rails are a must have item and I would suggest having a minimum of 33" tires. This nicely added to the new BMT reroute, by allowing the Trail to pass right past a great "stop-off" point for hikers, and shortened the road walk on Route 129 to less than one hundred yards. I have a rock buggy on 1 tons and 43’s and I have run this trail many times, it is always fun. Lake Alpine. According to forest officials, Slick Rock Road’s importance to the ranger district is reflected in the decision to reroute it in order to maintain public access. There are bypass for the harder section but there is no bypass for the new section of this trail about quarter mile from the trail head. I got a stock JL Rubicon with 35s no lift , was able to go trough the new section ( rubbed on the skid plates and pulled the winch ones ) , used the bypass on the stairs till next time when I’ll be back with a 2.5 inch lift , will be enough.. great trail - don’t go alone ! 21:35. Teenage boys prepares to rides the Slick Rock Trail in Moab Utah s mecca for mountain biking in the American West MR Woman runs the Cathedral Rock Trail in Sedona, Arizona May 2011. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — The iconic Slickrock Trail and environs are not in imminent danger from oil and gas development — if the industry and others step up to oppose proposed extraction leases on the area, said Ashley Korenblat, a bike industry veteran and managing director of Moab-based nonprofit Public Land Solutions. Clear of fallen trees. First time, made it through no problem in my Rubicon with 35’s. Sand Flats is also popular for camping. Slickrock Moab Bike Trails. I would suggest taking at least one person with experience on this trail. Slickrock bike trails in Moab, Utah are global superstars. You can basically see it from the road. Sand Flats’ famous Slickrock and Porcupine Rim bike trails and almost 40 miles of 4×4 trails are world-renowned for their combination of challenge and awesome scenery. PDT. Length 3.8 miElevation gain 173 ftRoute type Out & back I was in the area and didn't think my stock K1500 with 32" tires would handle it but figured I'd just see and turn around if it didn't look doable. Slick Rock Road is a great scenic route with a few challenges along the way. fun trail takes 2-3 hours to go straight through. This trail is extremely scenic and challenging especially with the new reroute on the North end of the trail near Alpine Lake. A group of us drove this trail yesterday and it was pretty awesome. Currently closed. If you attempt coming out thru alpine lake that’s where it gets interesting!!! The trail its self was amazing. 8:00 . SGT12XU 2,051 views. Along the trail you will find great views of Alpine Lake, Silver Creek and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. This section definitely increases the challenge of the trail, which is exactly what our guests were looking for on their visit to the town. The group of Jeepers were on 33-35’s and they didn’t look like they’d return. The first hard spot the gauntlet I think it’s called, got high centered and found a real convenient winch point in the rock to pull me right over. Although not as difficult as near by Deer Valley I would argue Slick Rock is more fun to drive. Great trail, plan to spend time at the lake and bring your suit! road. The trail has existed for over 100 years between Lake Alpine and Utica Reservoir. 33 Interested. Created a reroute to bypass the steep and unsustainable chute that leads into the treacherous rock to rock (aka slick rock) stream crossing. During the re-route, a winch hill was created! Worked on the Little Gunpowder Trail between Bottom Rd and Pleasantville Rd. If you're in a JKU then you will be dragging on your skid plates. warning that the lake Alpine side has a reroute that has a steep climb with loose rocks followed by a sharp turn with stacks of medium rocks with not much of a line. Last run there was a group of broke Jeeps on one of the obstacles and I took a bypass line around them and proceeded to beat on my rig harder than I have in a long time, but I was able to get around. Share this event with your friends. There are tough spots that may require walking bikes. Hosted by. I would recommend 35s for the new section, and lockers since it's a steep climb coming from Utica towards Alpine. The reroute is great addition to the trail. After three months of construction, a three-quarter-mile reroute of Slick Rock Road was opened for public access Saturday. great spots by mountain Creek. Are there trails that I’d be able to take my stock 2017 tundra on? Great trail overall! After twisting and turning for about 2 miles, you will come to a place to park. Don’t attempt alone Must have at least 33s The Slickrock Trail is the longest of the four short self-guided trails in The Needles district as the cairned loop trail traverses slickrock for 2.4 miles (4.0k) by four short spur tails, each one taking you to an impressive viewpoint; while the spur trials are short, they do Bring a camera and friends... tons of fun. NotICON 3,857 views. Hwy 4 to Lake Alpine, just past Bear Valley Ski Resort. - Turn right at NF 7N17 Over 175,000 visitors enjoy this 8,000-acre recreation area annually. I didn't have to go further than the first rock obstacle to figure out there was absolutely no way unless I wanted to thrash the truck. Just below Looking Glass Falls is a dirt road that winds back into the Pisgah National Forest. If you attempt coming out through Alpine lake, that’s where it gets interesting!!! Slick Rock Road is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kit Carson, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Because of its short length and relative ease the trail only takes a few hours to run but also offers some great camping opportunities along the trail and Silver Creek. This 10.5-mile (16.9 km) trail takes riders over a landscape of petrified sand dunes and the eroded remnants of ancient sea beds. Nice hard trail. Slick Rock Road is referred to as a road because it was once a paved service road. South Utica Reservoir to North Alpine lake. It is one of four jeep trails on the Stanislaus National Forest (STF). Short but sweet. The lake Alpine side has a reroute that has a steep climb with loose rocks followed by a sharp turn with stacks of medium rocks with not much of a line. - The trailhead starts to the Northwest of Alpine Lake Great trail it reminds me of a short Rubicon Trail. Hosted by. Just did slick rock 3.5 hrs sweet run Didn’t have to winch but it’s a good idea to have one here. It’s better suited for vehicles with more ground clearance and bigger tires. Very popular with the Jeeper community, it provides a unique experience due to its setting and features, such as the polished granite formations and draws off-roaders from near and far. The Slickrock Trail, is a popular mountain biking destination with worldwide fame that is located in Grand County, Utah, United States, a few miles northeast of the city of Moab.. According to forest officials, Slick Rock Road’s importance to the ranger district is reflected in the decision to reroute it in order to maintain public access. Trailhead is along the west side of Lake Alpine. The road has existed for over 100 years between Lake Alpine and Utica Reservoir. - Turn right onto Spicer Meadow Road to Highway 4 (3 Miles). the road is open to the public, To Highway 4 - Southern Access (Trails End - 9.5 Miles)- Continue on NF 7N17 (2 Miles) - Just before the trailhead sign you will pass a "private property" sign Cleary marked signage points the way. In the fall and winter, prepare for cooler mountain temperatures, which could be down 10-15 degrees compared with the surrounding valleys. Joaquin Jeepers. This would be a 5 star trail if it wasn’t so sort. NotICON 4,555 views. The Jeep Rubicon in front of me made it through the first obstacle fine but I ended up seeing him later and he turned around because he didn't want to chance it solo. Jeff Blewett. A slickrock dome by the Hickman Bridge Hiking Trail in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. I have submitted a formal letter as part of the public comment period showing … Along the trail you will find great views of Alpine Lake, Silver Creek and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. And some rocksliders if your not lifted 3in or more !! 41 Interested. Other than that you can make this trail either easy by taking the bypass or challenging by taking on the harder section. The new sections puts this trail into Hard territory. Several portions of the main trail are marked with yellow dashes where the trail follows narrow ledges or abrupt drop-offs. not really passable without a great spotter or a winch. The reroute is great addition to the trail. - Turn right onto NF 7N38 (4.3 Miles) 35”tires rock sliders is a must. The winch hill severely increases the difficulty of the trail, and is a similar rated section as Winch Hill 2 on Fordyce. It’s a good idea to have a winch if attempting this trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Slick Rock Road is a 6.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kit Carson, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. This was not an easy trail. this is a fun trail and if your rig has 35" tires or smaller you will be scraping your undercarriage. I have a 3rd gen Tacoma 4x4 .... Solo run yesterday. The Slick Rock Jeep Trail Reroute (Slick Rock) project is located partially on private land and on the Stanislaus National Forest in the southeast portion of the Lake Alpine area in Alpine County, CA (Figure 1). Had A great time at Slick Rock today, but I didn't take any pictures, I was rolling solo. It’s easier if your attempting coming out on Utica From Highway 4 - Northern Access (Stockton - 100 Miles)- From Highway 99 South Exit Highway 4 East (95 Miles) About this same time a newer Tacoma with 34" tires was coming up the bypass after coming to the same conclusion about his truck. Trail and map info here. KK6MWD "46WILYZ previously known as 1946cj2" From Utica to alpine lake !!! I spoke with the Jeep group I went with an he said it wasn't easy either. The new reroute had one really tough hill that takes some work to get down. BRC supports this grant to reroute the Slick Rock Jeep Trail. Lockers is a must !!! would not recommend stock vehicles. Trail gets pretty difficult in a few places. 3rd last obstacle is the worst !!! Bear Valley Mountain Ski Resort to Bear Lake, Mokelumne River to Deer Creek via Hermit Valley Trailhead, Alpine Lake to Emigrant Pass to Osborne Ridge, Utica Reservoir Campground to Stanislaus River Loop. Great trail but definitely go with others. The trail will remain open through 2018 which should be enough time to re-route the trail onto FS land. Fantastic trail. I followed the trail through a couple of the downed trees - if you could call these old-growth behemoth hardwoods "trees" - but by the third or fourth fallen log with the trail lost under wood rot and brambles I suddenly felt afraid and headed back. Advice: TAKE YOUR TIME ! Challenging towards the end (north) as you come up a hill on the new trail! Don’t know which bypasses or what. With new boulders and trail difficulty, it was more like a moderate to low hard trail. Share this event with your friends. Since it's an official trail, the USFS provides trail lat/lon data for it, which turns out to the route shown on the quadrangle map (which, it turns out, differs from the actual trail route). Adventurers come from all over the world to ride Slickrock and take in red rock country scenery. All I can say ... epic !!! It's recommendable to have 35s for the new section, and lockers since it's a steep climb coming from Utica towards Alpine. There is very nice primitive camping along trail or camping sites at south end of trail. Sierras Overlanding - Part 1 of 3 - Slick Rock Trail - Duration: 8:00. Had a stock rubicon in our group that did fine but took a beating along the way. pin. I would like to go up this weekend. As the review below stated, if you don't have 35" tires, expect damage. Also, the Forest Service recently added a new section of trail, including an optional rock garden, at the north end of Slickrock to reroute around private property. Quick coordination between the BMTA and the Tapoco Lodge, greatly assisted by the Cheaoh Ranger District, resulted in a volunteer trip to clear that route from the Yellowhammer Gap to the Lodge. Finished in about 1 1/2 hours. Though incredibly tacky for bike tires, horses with metal shoes do not have the same experience, so settlers in the 1800's named the sand stone "slick rock". The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. - NF 7N38 becomes NF 7N01 (2.6 Miles) Jeff Blewett of the Mother Load Rockcrawlers (club who adopted slickrock) and Cal 4 wheel fame has walked the proposed new route with the forest service and says there will be an addition of some obstacles. I made it about a quarter mile back down the trail to the campsite when I ran into a group of backpackers. "We have a good chance of winning, but not if we do nothing: funny … Now, where to go next? The Slick Rock re-route project is located on the Stanislaus National Forest in the Lake Alpine Recreation Area, East-Southeast of Lake Alpine in Alpine County. went both directions, very fun! A few one rig got some body damage, one broke a ball joint. 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