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Bennie Creek

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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  • View from the parking lot at the top of the trail.- Bennie Creek
  • One of the many aspen groves.- Bennie Creek
  • Flowy trail through pines.- Bennie Creek
  • Wide open meadows.- Bennie Creek
  • Gate as you hit the Mount Loafer Trail tie-in.- Bennie Creek
  • Meadow dives into pine.- Bennie Creek
  • Rock drop on a corner.- Bennie Creek
  • One of the rocky sections.- Bennie Creek
  • Roots as you sweep down the trail.- Bennie Creek
  • Wildflowers and views.- Bennie Creek
  • Deer are very common along the trail.- Bennie Creek
  • Last little climb before the switchbacks.- Bennie Creek
  • Sunset at the viewpoint.- Bennie Creek
  • Winding down the switchbacks.- Bennie Creek
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  • Flowy, tacky corner during the final dsecent.- Bennie Creek
  • Bottom of the trail.- Bennie Creek
  • Parking at The Grotto, the bottom of the Bennie Creek Trail.- Bennie Creek
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy access. Fast and flowy. Vistas. Variety.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
-1,685.00 ft (-513.59 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking, Horseback
Trail difficulty: 
Blue
Total Distance: 
4.50 mi (7.24 km)
Trail type: 
Shuttle
Trailhead Elevation: 
8,000.00 ft (2,438.40 m)
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Easy shuttle access, fast and flowy trails, stunning vistas, and features to challenge nearly every rider all make Bennie Creek a staple for Wasatch-area riding. Like most trails in this area, there are several different options for riding this trail. Shuttling to the Rock Springs parking area offers a “best of all worlds” experience. Although you might see other riders on downhill bikes with 8-inches of travel, downhill bikes are definitely not necessary to have a riot of a time on this trail.

You’ll see the trail heading northeast just on the other side of the road from the parking area. The trail winds through expansive quaking aspen groves, dives beneath pines, and flies through wide, open meadows.

You’ll reach a gate where the popular Mount Loafer Trailhead ties in. The trail gets steeper and faster, dropping like a roller coaster. It also begins to offer a few technical rock and root sections that are easily navigable or bypassed. Experienced riders will enjoy finding the right line to rail these sections.

There is one more negligible climb followed by a viewpoint before the trail dives into switchbacks through scrub oak and cottonwood. It eventually runs right next to the creek before dropping back out onto the main road. There is a clear marker here for both Bennie Creek and The Grotto trails as well as a large parking area where your lower shuttle vehicle should be waiting. This is not a downhill only trail, so those who choose to ride it as an out-and-back will begin at this parking area.

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