Sand Wash s(u)
The name sounds more
appealing to boaters than to bikers, I would
guess. But this makes a much better bike
ride than it sounds, and there is barely any
sand on the route. One end point of this
route is an isolated boat launch on the
Green River, serving Desolation Canyon, Grey
Canyon and other attractions.
|1.START-END EAST: Sand
Wash Boat Launch
2.jct with Wrinkle Rd on left
3.TOP: 6580ft, Sand Wash Rd s(u)
4.START-END WEST jct with county
road at Castle Peak Well
From South. In
order to go up it, you probably had to come
down it first (even though there may be some
other tracks to the north, that i haven't
explored yet). The starting point on the
profile is easily the most magical and
interesting spot along the journey. The
Green River winds between pastel colored
badlands of varying shades and heights and
tamerisk, several meters high, forms a kind
of whispering wetland plain at its sides.
The climb up to the junction
with Wrinkle Road (described on the Gate
Canyon page) shows off more variations on
the sandy cliff theme. Above that the climb
becomes pretty steep in places and stays
along the bottom of steep grassy hills. At
the top a far view to the Uinta Mountains
over what seems like a rolling plain without
trees, opens up.
North. (described downwards) My
original plan was to take one of the many
dirt tracks, direction west to connect to
Gate Canyon and the Nine Mile Canyon Road.
But there is a problem with that plan. There
are signs along the way. However they always
only, and without exception, point the way
to Salt Wash, which is where I came from.
They never say where the other paths lead.
As it turned out most of the ones I tried
ended at a well site. But the map does show
many that go through.
Staying on the main road
direction Myton is easy and fast enough. It
may be a little rough for some gravel bikes,
but was no problem for the old Klein Mantra.
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