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Aug 11, 2011

Willard Peak To Ben Lomond Dirt Bike Singletrack

Although a good portion of this ride is on a dirt road, the sections of trail that are accessed here are worth taking the time to ride. The highlight of this ride is the upper section of singletrack that leads from Willard Peak Road to Ben Lomond Peak. It is very narrow in sections and the views are amazing. We even saw a heard of mountain goats along the way in the rugged terrain above the trail. This same section of trail can be reached by riding the Ben Lomond Peak Trail as well, although this route is easier for less experienced riders. My 9 year old rode all but the last set of switchbacks up to the peak with minimal help. There is also a good section of double wide atv trail near the bottom that cuts some of the road travel off the trip(designated by the purple line and red thumbtacks on the map below). This ride took us around 3 hours to complete and we traveled roughly 25 miles including a short spur to a lookout along the way. We stopped for a good rest at a place overlooking Willard Bay as well as taking some time on Ben Lomond before heading back down. The singletrack is designated by the red line and the motorbike icon on the map below. Be sure to also check out the video below the map.
Click the "Directions" link on the map below for detailed directions from your location to the parking area. The first parking area is much larger, but the second one cuts out a section of paved road.

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Key GPS Points:
Parking area: 41.46905,-111.94244
ATV trail head(lower): 41.461897,-111.941111
ATV trail head(upper): 41.4477,-111.941867
Y in road, stay right: 41.447323,-111.941612
Singletrack trail head: 41.39134,-111.97833


  1. Hi,
    You have a cool website my friend. I totally found you accidentally and I'm glad I did. Please visit me sometime. By the way, the picture you posted right above scares me to death!!

  2. What an interesting mountain to climb. Looks very high. But I think the MT. Apo. in Davao, Philippines, is higher, which stood 11,000 feet above sea level. Well, because it's the highest peak in the Philippines.

    Great blog :-)

  3. The Willard Peak Road is located south of Mantua Utah. This area is very popular for camping, mountain biking and OHV use.

  4. Great photos and your 9 year old sounds like a sure footed goat and the picture you took of him proves it as I swear I'd fall!! Feel vertigo just looking at it.....

  5. This looks like a great trail. I have not had a bike for years but I am picking up a suzuki 350 in February so this gives me something to look forward to thanks.

  6. Great trail! I'm from North Italy and we have marvellous tracks like that on the Alps. What hd camera do you have for your videos?

  7. A regular trekker myself but never undertook such trekking ever. Looking forward to such trek in the Himalayas and Sahayadri ranges.

  8. The Willard Top Route is found southern of Mantua Ut. This area is very popular for hiking, riding and OHV use.