In Bountiful's Mill Creek Canyon is the Mueller Park trail, a great lower-altitude alpine ride. Riders do this trail as a 7-mile out-and-back to Big Rock, a 13-mile out-and-back to Rudy's Flat, or as a 13-mile loop using North Canyon as either the descent or the climb.
Mueller Park Mountain Bike Trail
A ride on Mueller Park!
The reverse loop uses North Canyon for the climb, with the descent down Mueller Park trail. Park at the Mueller Park trailhead. Bike back down the paved road 0.6 miles, turning left at the intersection. At 2.3 miles, turn left onto Canyon Creek. At 3.0 miles, the pavement ends. Proceed past the gate up the dirt road. Ignore branching roads at 4.0 through 4.1 miles, keeping straight ahead. At 4.4 miles, the dirt road ends, with the singletrack climbing up the draw on your left. The singletrack is an easier pace than the road. Switchback turns are easily rideable both uphill and down. At 7.0 miles, you reach Rudy's Flat. Ignore smaller trails branching off to the right. Begin the descent. At 9.9 miles, you'll reach the Big Rock turnoff, then the bridge to the parking area at 13.5 miles.
Mueller Park is one of Utah's great classic rides. It gets a little crowded on weekends, but it's a ride you've got to do.
Mueller Park: On I-15, take the 2600 south Bountiful/Woods Cross exit. Go east towards the mountains. The road will turn north and be renamed Orchard Drive. While heading north, turn right (east) on 1800 south. This street takes you to the trailhead about 2 miles later, where you'll see parking places on the right side of the road. Go across the stream on the bridge to begin the ride.
North Canyon: On I-15, take the 2600 south Bountiful/Woods Cross exit. Go east towards the mountains. The road will turn north and be renamed Orchard Drive. While heading north, turn right (east) on 1800 south. Just as you reach the bottom of a steep hill, turn right at the intersection. (This is about 0.6 miles before the Mueller Park trailhead. If you arrive there, backtrack.) After 1.7 miles, turn left on Canyon Creek and go uphill 0.7 miles to the end of the pavement. Start your ride by heading east (uphill) on the dirt road.
Elephant Rock 3.4 miles
Rudy's Flat 6.3 miles
North Canyon ST end 8.5
Pavement North Canyon 10.0
Full loop back to Mueller trailhead 12.7
Single-page riding guide
GPS track files (right-click and "Save as..."):
Mueller GPX only (to Rudy's Flat)
Area GPX multi-track file
Mueller and down North Canyon, loop
North Canyon only
High-res topo for printing:
View Map Include North Canyon as loop: View
Lodging, camping, shops:
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