This single-track trail follows Wardsworth Creek up a side canyon off the Right Fork of Hobble Creek. Most riders do the first 3 miles of trail, up to the meadow and stock pond, for a 6-mile out-and-back. Vertical rise is 1100 feet, most of it coming during the last 1-1/2 miles.
The first section of trail is smooth as silk. Then come gnarly creek crossings. (Note: you might consider stone-hopping the deeper creek crossings to keep your chain dry. The trail is often very powdery. Once enough grit settles on your chain, it will get sticky. Chain lock-up on the small ring was a problem on this trail.)
As you near the top, you'll have your first chance to get a view. And to let the dog explore.
Old video of a ride on Wadsworth...
Or, you can fork left at the pond and cross over the ridge to ride down Dry Fork Canyon on the west, completing the ride as a loop by riding back up the road to the trailhead. The Dry Fork Cutoff Trail is narrower and much more technical than Wardsworth. It's a great downhill if you're an advanced-level rider.
0.0 Through gate and up ST
N 40° 11.735' W 111° 23.505' Alt=6050'
1.5 Keep L, ignore smaller ST on R
3.0 At pond, fork L on narrow ST
N 40° 13.498' W 111° 22.744' Alt=7175'
3.5 L on DT at ridgetop (Dry Fork Cutoff)
Go 100 feet, then R on ST
N 40° 13.701' W 111° 23.004' Alt=7350'
N 40° 12.510' W 111° 23.505' Alt=5875'
7.5 Gate, L on paved road (Dry Fork trailhead)
N 40° 12.050' W 111° 25.079'
9.0 Back at Wardsworth Trailhead
Take the south Springville exit (260) from I-15, turning east on U-77. Go straight through Springville. As you begin to climb the foothills, you'll come to a 4-way stop. Turn right, following the signs to Hobble Creek. Just past the golf course, the road forks. Keep right and drive 7.1 miles up the Right Fork. The trail begins on your left just before the bridge where the paved road turns to gravel. GPS N 40° 11.735' W 111° 23.505'.