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Machu Picchu and Ouch loop
The Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, and Ouch trails lie northeast of the more popular Timpanogos foothill trails at the mouth of Provo Canyon. These trails are primitive and often hard to ride. This ride climbs tough Trail 33 from the Bonneville Shoreline trailhead at Canyon Glen in Provo Canyon. This lariat loop, clockwise on Machu Picchu to Ouch with a once-around on the Ouch Circle inside the loop, is 8.4 miles with 1800 vertical of overall climbing.
Riding notes, Machu Picchu loop from Canyon Glen:
0.0   Cross Provo River N40 19.771 W111 37.277
0.1   R on Provo River Parkway
        N40 19.814 W111 37.289
0.2   L on BST ST N40 19.901 W111 37.266
0.35 Join benchcut then L uphill
        N40 19.899 W111 37.264
        (R and level = east to Nunn's)
0.6   Keep L (R = Johnson's Hole)
        N40 19.909 W111 37.390
1.4   Keep L (R = Johnson's Hole)
        N40 20.122 W111 38.220
1.5   Around gate, up DT to Bench Road
        L on Bench Road N40 20.170 W111 38.254
1.8   R uphill on Frank (Trail 33)
        N40 20.184 W111 38.549
2.7   Altar. R uphill on Little Baldy 33
        N40 20.632 W111 39.060
2.9   Keep L (R = Taj Mahal)
        N40 20.766 W111 38.891
3.2   Fork R (L = Trail 51) N40 20.905 W111 38.970
3.6   Fork R on Machu Picchu
        N40 21.114 W111 38.810
4.2   R to join Ouch N40 20.871 W111 38.426
4.3   Keep L (R = loop return)
        N40 20.891 W111 38.495
4.5   Fork R to begin circle
       N40 20.851 W111 38.667
5.0   Keep R (finish loop, rejoin Ouch)
5.3   Keep L (R = to circle again)
5.45 Fork R, westbound Taj Mahal
        N40 20.780 W111 38.759
5.6   L downhill on Little Baldy
5.8   L on Frank at Altar
6.6   L on Bench Road
6.9   R downhill on DT at gate
        L of next gate and start ST
8.4   Back at parking
Getting there, Canyon Glen: Use this trailhead if you plan to ride counter-clockwise or out-and-back. Note that if you ride this direction there are some granny-gear climbs that are a bit loose. Exit I-15 on Orem's 800 North and drive straight towards the mountains. Keep left to enter Provo Canyon. About 3 miles later, you'll see the parking area for Canyon Glen on your left. Go across the bridge to the Parkway. Turn right, and find the GWT on your left about 200 feet later, forking uphill just before the paved parkway curves around a rock outcrop.
Trail conditions, connections, and alignments will change. Use this guide at your own risk!
UtahMountainBiking 2016