Fairfield, UT - Sidewinder Trail Loop

jinxspot

~ Bush Eater's Offroad ~
Location
Salt Lake Utah
Sidewinder Trail Loop
Difficulty:
8/10
Location/Description: This trail is within the 5mile pass open OHV area as noted on the BLM Website below. This information has been provided so you know where you are at when you go attempt to explore this trail because the correct way to run it can be hard to follow if you don't know where you’re going. It was created for a vehicle with a minimum of 35" tires, front and rear lockers, basic safety restraints & roll protection, as always with any off-road experience you should have the right equipment, never go alone and you should always be amply prepared for the worst weather conditions in UT, Proceed at your own risk... The start of the actual tail is about the middle of Rattlesnake and heads to the top of the mountain before it takes a loop back towards the parking lot. You should expect to hit 30 obstacles and spend 3 hrs to 5 hrs on the trail.
Its highly recommended you study this map and print out a copy to carry with you:
http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/ut/salt_lake_fo/recreation/ohv.Par.0009.File.dat/Fivemile_Pass_2007.pdf
Distance: 5.47 miles around the loop back to the parking lot.
Trail Details: Continuing up the same canyon as Rattlesnake, you turn left hitting a couple of ledges leading out of the wash. Then you immediately start hitting about 20 different obstacles shown on the map provided. These obstacle rang in difficulty from 1 out of 10 to 8 out of 10. A lot of desert rock piles and ledges that "snake" sideways, in between trees up a rocky ridge all the way up to 6058ft which is the top of the mountain you are on. (This will be about a 500ft positive elevation change, at this point the exit trail to Sidewinder begins and this is also where you can catch a view of Utah Lake to the East and the Tailings piles to the North). As you go down the exit trail there are 10 obstacles that lead you straight down a wash back to the connector road that goes between sunshine canyon rd and rattlesnake canyon. Please remember to pack out whatever you packed in and leave no trace of garbage if any is found that was left by others.

GPS File/Map Overview: Sidewinder Trail Loop Pic Full 2013.jpg Sidewinder Trail Loop Pic 2013.jpg
 

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jinxspot

~ Bush Eater's Offroad ~
Location
Salt Lake Utah
The nice thing included in the KMZ file are details of the condensed crawler section with a bunched up section of obstacles that from my perspective really cool if you hit them all the correct direction (this allows maximum fun for climbing and decents with options for front digs and keeps the traffic flowing in a consistent direction). As you can see in the beginning section I have labeled each obstacle with a SW obstacle number with a dash & then the difficulty rating (ie. waypoint "SW3-4" is sidewinder obstacle number 3 with a difficulty of 4 out of 10). Sidewinder Trail Loop Comp Section 2013.jpg

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TJDukit

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.
Location
Clearfield
Thanks for all your hard work on this Ryan. I wish I could have been helpful in getting it going and I can't wait to run it on a day without the flash flooding and lightning overhead.
 

jinxspot

~ Bush Eater's Offroad ~
Location
Salt Lake Utah
Thanks for all your hard work on this Ryan. I wish I could have been helpful in getting it going and I can't wait to run it on a day without the flash flooding and lightning overhead.
Hahaha, yeah we def witnessed some crazy white water rapids that day didn't we!!!
 

TJDukit

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.
Location
Clearfield
Hahaha, yeah we def witnessed some crazy white water rapids that day didn't we!!!
Yeah that was insane and I didn't even make it up the exit trail. That last section going up the hill is bad enough but add torrential downpour into the mix and it was pretty interesting.

I will say that the 35" tire and front and rear locker minimum for this trail is no joke.
 

mombobuggy

Well-Known Member
Location
Highland
Thank you Ryan. And all the other people who made this happen. I love the trail. Frankly it was getting pretty boring out there and in my opinion this is exactly what was needed. Awesome trail.
 

Manlaan

Member
This is really awesome. Sucks I haven't had a chance to run it yet though. This is really a very cool way of labeling the difficulty of each obstacle. I do admit that those 7-8 rated obstacles are quite intimidating sounding with my puny 35's though...
 

Pile of parts

Well-Known Member
Location
South Jordan
Hey, wait a minute. I thought this was a new trail. Your first picture from yesterday's post is dated 01/01/2007. :confused: Sorry, just giving you a bad time. Wishing my jeep was back together so I could go run this trail with you.:D
 

TJDukit

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.
Location
Clearfield
I love how Ryan's camera date is always a few years behind

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jinxspot

~ Bush Eater's Offroad ~
Location
Salt Lake Utah
Hey, wait a minute. I thought this was a new trail. Your first picture from yesterday's post is dated 01/01/2007. :confused: Sorry, just giving you a bad time. Wishing my jeep was back together so I could go run this trail with you.:D
hahaha, I know I know. I think if it were actually Jan 1st and we had warm weather wheeling like that it would be a blast too... Get that rig together and lets go!!!
 

jinxspot

~ Bush Eater's Offroad ~
Location
Salt Lake Utah
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blznnp

Well-Known Member
Location
Herriman
Once I get my hydro assist put on I would love to run this trail
 
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