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Fivemile Pass OHV Area
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Overview
Location

West of Eagle Mountain Utah

Sights

Desert mountains and racing terrain

Distance

10+ miles

Parking Lot Elevation

5371 ft

Summit Elevation

7922 ft

Elevation Gain/Loss

2551 ft

Time Required

As long as you want

Pets

Yes

Fees

None

Water Info

Bring 2 liters of water.

Best Season

All year

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

Shade is minimal

Trail Condition

Beginner to expert

Restrooms

At parking lots

Visitor Center

No

Camping

Open camping

Food

Bring snacks and meals as needed

Equipment

ATV or dirt bike, bag for food and water

GPS Coordinates

Trailhead: 40.27340 N, 112.16219 W
Burried Truck: 40.27794 N, 112.19173 W
Eagle Hill: 40.30593 N, 112.21100 W


Driving Directions: Directions from Salt Lake City

Head west on W 400 S/W University Blvd toward S Main St
 0.3 mi
Turn left onto S 200 W
 0.2 mi
Take the 1st right onto W 500 S/Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
 0.4 mi
Take the I-80 E/I-80 W ramp on the left to Las Vegas/Cheyenne/Reno/S.L. International Airport
 0.2 mi
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-15 S/Las Vegas/I-80 E/Cheyenne and merge onto I-15 S/I-80 E
 2.5 mi
Keep left at the fork to continue on I-15 S
 22.4 mi
Take exit 282 for US-89 S toward Lehi
 0.4 mi
Turn right onto UT-85/W 2100 N
 2.6 mi
Slight left onto UT-85
 167 ft
Take the 1st left onto UT-68 S/Redwood Rd
  1.8 mi
Turn right onto UT-73 W/W 8570 N
  Destination will be on the right

The Trail:

Fivemile Pass is a great little area that is managed by the BLM. There are two huge parking areas with out houses and water taps.

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This is a great place to a day trip less than an hour from Salt Lake or its a great place with plenty of riding for multi day rides. This is an open camping area. You can camp anywhere except on the main parking lots. This is an area with lots of different desert mountain and open desert trails. There are trails from beginner to expert. There is a whole lot of riding and I haven’t even come close to covering all there is to see. There are lots of different terrains. Here are some pics of different areas.

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Now for a few of the coolest things I saw. The first is the huge ex pit mine or Mercur. You can’t get right to it but you can see how large it was. It was cool to see.

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Another area I liked was called the sunshine site. There are literally mines everywhere here. Be careful and don’t go in unprepared. Most of them are gated off anyways. The sunshine site was cool because erosion had done some really cool things to the tailings pile and then in the bottom of a huge vertical shaft was an old truck. You can see the bed and diff and one tire and it slowly has been buried over time. It is approximately 50 feet down.

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My favorite spot that we got to is called Eagle Hill. Eagle hill is almost 8000 feet tall and gives you a 360 degree view of all the different mountains in the area. It has particularly pretty views of Mount Timpanogos. The ride up the canyon to this spot was also a whole lot of fun.

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 Personal Thoughts: 

I thought this area was a lot of fun. Its a great place to go in fall and winter when the high mountains are still under snow. We did an overnighter and didn’t even come close to covering most of the ground. There aren’t any established routes here. Its just a choose your own path and explore kind of place. I always enjoy those types. It was a good place to camp and I plan on returning many more times. This is one of the few areas in Utah open to riding all year.

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Enjoyment is strictly how much fun we had doing the Trek. Regardless of how tired and exhausted we were, if we had a ton of fun doing the Trek then it will receive a higher rating.

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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sheepjeep
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Are the Trails wide enough for a jeep or a small truck?