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Shram Creek Loop
The Shram Creek Loop is an 8.7 mile loop in Payson Canyon with 7 miles of singletrack and 1.7 miles of pavement. The ride starts at 6850 feet elevation, with a gain of 1400 feet to 8250. Total climbing will be around 1700. This is an intermediate technical ride. The terrain alternates between forest riding and open meadows. Trees are mostly aspen and fir, with occasional spruce. The meadows often turn into a riot of flowers in June as the Mule's Ears bloom. The trail is usually ready to ride by early June. Expect a few muddy spots due to ooze from small springs, even into late summer.
Riding notes, clockwise from Jones Ranch trailhead:
0.0   ST uphill on R side of road
        N 39 56.544 W 111 39.449
1.7   Trail joins from L (Payson Lakes)
        N 39 55.383 W 111 38.939
1.9   Go R uphill on Rock Springs (trail 101)
        rough, rocky
        N 39 55.204 W 111 38.908
3.1   Fork, keep R (L = to Nebo Loop)
        N 39 54.775 W 111 39.812
3.9   Fork R downhill on Shram Creek (trail 124)
        N 39 54.765 W 111 40.674
        Keep L at first fork
5.6   Fork R
        N 39 55.890 W 111 40.868
6.1   Trail joins from R, continue straight
        N 39 56.056 W 111 40.634
6.9   Keep R until trail drops to cattleguard
        N 39 56.595 W 111 40.571
        R up gravel road to Nebo Loop
        R on pavement
8.7   At parking.
Getting there:  Going south, take the Payson exit 250 from I-15 and turn left. Head into Payson on U-115 to the traffic light, then turn left (100 North, U-198). About 1/3 mile later, at the top of a small hill, turn right at 600 East. Zero your odometer here.
Shram Creek trailhead -- Drive 9 miles up the Nebo Loop Road. (Pass the Grotto Trail and Bennie Creek Cutoff Trail.) As you approach a cattleguard at around mile 9.5, there's a dirt road on the right. Parking is at the wide area on your left. The trail starts about 150 feet down the dirt road, just across the cattleguard, on the left.
Jones Ranch trailhead --  Drive 10.9 miles up the Nebo Loop  Road. (Pass the Grotto Trail and Bennie Creek Cutoff Trail. Pass the Shram Creek trailhead and cross a cattleguard, then go another 1.8 miles up the road.) Watch for a parking area with a wood-rail fence on your left. The trail starts uphill on the right side of the road, across from the parking area. N 39 56.544 W 111 39.449

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