Potato Hill and Red Potato Trails With mini-loops on Draper Rim and BST
The Potato Hill trail extends from Traverse Mountain Road to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) near Coyote Hollow. It's only 1/2 mile in length, but offers nice views and connections between trails to create new riding options. It provides a nice start for riding the Draper Rim Loop (11.5 miles, 1500 vertical when you include the Potato Hill trail downhill to the BST at the start of the ride). The Red Potato Trail connects from the trailhead to the BST just east of Red Rocks.
Eastern Potato Hill mini-loop, clockwise:
0.0  North through fence N40 29.305 W111 50.924
Go NW up to viewpoint N40 29.326 W111 50.968
Backtrack to fence, veer L (east)
0.2  L (North) downhill on Potato Hill N40 29.286 W111 50.845
0.7  Keep straight (east) on BST N40 29.479 W111 50.539

1.3  Straight (R) over bridge to Clarks N40 29.562 W111 50.220
2.6  Hard R onto Ann's (Draper Rim) N40 29.204 W111 49.380
4.6  R onto connector to Potato Hill N40 29.266 W111 50.815
4.8  Back at trailhead

Western Red Potato mini-loop, clockwise:
0.0  North through fence N40 29.305 W111 50.924
then  R (east) downhill toward Ann's N40 29.286 W111 50.845
R into underpass N40 29.270 W111 50.837
Keep L as Little Valley forks R
1.5  Straight as Maple Hollow joins from L N40 28.647 W111 51.340
1.6  L as Maple Hollow drops R N40 28.635 W111 51.343
3.5  R onto road N40 28.880 W111 52.017, rapid L onto singletrack

4.0  Under road N40 29.054 W111 51.965
At tunnel exit, fork R on BST N40 29.075 W111 51.989
4.9  Cross street, L uphill on ST N40 29.163 W111 51.645
5.3  Keep L uphill (R = down to TH) N40 29.295 W111 51.338
Then straight (180-R = Red Rock trail)
5.4  R uphill on Red Potato
6.1  Back at Potato Hill TH
Potato Soup beginner loop, clockwise:
0.0 Through fence at TH N40 29.312 W111 50.934
then L down Red Potato
0.7  Hard R onto BST N40 29.344 W111 51.156
1.6  Hard R uphill onto Potato Hill N40 29.477 W111 50.532
2.1  Hard R uphill to stay on Potato Hill N40 29.285 W111 50.843
2.2  L into parking
Getting there: Take the Bluffdale exit from I-15 and turn east towards the mountains on Highland Drive. At the light at the top of the hill, turn right on Traverse Mountain Road. After one mile, pass Mike Weir Drive on your left. Look for the Potato Hill TH on your left about mile 1.3 from the light.
Bathrooms: None at the trailhead
Water: None at the trailhead
Camping: No
Dogs: On leash (Not allowed on Maple Hollow DH, Rush, or Ghost Falls!)

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