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American Fork Canyon
06/07/12 at 14:13:17
 
We parked and unloaded and Tibble fork lake and took the dirt road up. We passed up Mary Ellens Gulch and went up further. On the right is a trail that ends up at a dead end in a canyon. The trail was really rocky but it looked like a good spot to camp. Next we rode back down and went further up the road to a Mine Reclamation Site which was cool to see. Past that up the canyon the trail got terrible and huge rocks were everywhere. The trail ended up being in the river bed further up and we turned around to go back down. I was really looking forward to seeing the mines and cabins at the top. I had heard that you could see the back of the Snowbird Resort building at the top and that one mine up there has pieces of pyrite scattered everywhere. After that we drove back down by the first trail head we had taken and then we went up a nice dirt road to the top where we could see heber down below.
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Re: American Fork Canyon
Reply #1 - 06/07/12 at 14:14:18
 
Picture of the old mining area
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Reply #2 - 06/07/12 at 14:15:11
 
I'm guessing this was a smelter or something
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Reply #3 - 06/07/12 at 14:16:25
 
Overlook at the top into Heber.  The road goes down into Midway and it's called Cascade Springs I think.
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Reply #4 - 06/07/12 at 14:17:39
 
This part of the trail we turned around and went back.  My friend almost tipped his atv.
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Reply #5 - 06/07/12 at 19:53:28
 
jusrt past the last mine you show there is a trail that will take you on that side of the mountain to a couple of mines with bars accross the openings and an old cemetary where an old miner that lived and worked the area died and was burried, nice fairll east ride. yes you can see the back of the ski resort up top and im sorry but i love the top section of that trail. also can see the tunnel that goes through the mountain so skiers can get on the american fork side. Also you can take the trail up to i believe it is forest lake and it is also a nice ride (lots of rocks and holes in trail large enough to swallow a regular size atv, sorry again like that trail. Also the first area a couple of miles before the road splits to go to cascade springs just before the creek crosses the road byu another clean up site there is a trail that also goes up the wsest side of the canyon and goes to several other old larger mines, several years back a huge landslide but great trail and great ride. I dont mind riding the canyon but once summer really hits to many idiots in full side cars and trucks racing up and down the road and it makes it dangerous and real dusty, but it is a nice canyon overall, plus up the other road from tibble fork has great trails also, but  that is another story Grin
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