Old Ephriam's Grave
This loop ride is 14.7 miles, climbing over 3000 vertical feet, through meadows and forests of aspen and maple. The highlight is the gravestone of Old Ephriam, Utah's last grizzly bear, and the largest grizz ever shot in the contiguous United States. The peak altitude is 7600 feet, just before the Steel Hollow trail, 2000 feet higher than the trailhead. The dip down through the Right Fork adds 1000 vertical of climbing.
Start the ride by heading up the Right Fork of the Logan River. Just after crossing the river, at mile 0.6, fork left and continue up the river. Just before the river enters a narrow canyon of limestone cliffs, the trail turns to follow Willow Creek uphill.
At mile 3.6, the trail becomes doubletrack in a meadow at Mud Flat. Reaching the dirt road, turn right and begin a stiff climb to the top of Long Hollow. Now give back over 1000 feet of that climb, descending down to Logan River's Right Fork.
Cross the river and begin climbing again. About 0.8 mile later, you'll see the turnout for Old Ephriam's grave on your left. Have some lunch and pay your repects.
Leaving the gravesite, you'll climb south 1000 vertical feet over the next mile and a half. Pass Dog Springs on your left, then pass a double-track branching right. Watch for Steel Hollow Trail on the right, exactly 1.8 miles after leaving Old Ephriam's grave. (If you pass a stock pond in a big meadow or reach a dirt-road intersection, you missed the trail.)
Two miles down Steel Hollow, watch for the cliffside hairpin left-hand turn about 2 miles down the trail -- if you hit this with speed, you'll find some major Not Rock under your wheels. When Steel Hollow joins Rick's Canyon Trail, keep right downhill, then arrive back at the Willow Creek - Right Fork trail 0.8 miles later.

Other riding options: Rick's Canyon. You can make the climb, or the descent, via Rick's Canyon. This will add about 3 miles to the ride. Cowley Canyon: For a less-brutal ascent, but a longer ride, you can make the initial climb up Cowley Canyon (the right fork of the road leading to the trailhead). You'll cover 20 miles and do about 3300 vertical feet total.

Getting there: From Logan's main street, turn east towards the mountains on US-89 (4th North). Pass Utah State University and enter Logan Canyon. 8.7 miles up the canyon, watch for the Right Fork turnoff, a small paved road on your right just after a bridge. Drive up this road 1.2 miles, then keep left at the fork on the road, continuing on gravel. Pass the Girls' Camp, and arrive at the parking loop 0.6 miles from the fork.

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