Saturday, July 18, 2009

Brigham City to Willard Basin

This is a tough hillclimb that goes up Box Elder canyon from Brigham City to Mantua. From there you continue up the Willard Peak Road for the next 11 miles to Willard Basin at the head of Willard Canyon. It is a difficult climb to the top of the road, but it can be done by anyone of any ability simply by turning around whenever you are tired. The road is good at times and bad at others. When you get above Perry Reservoir, the road is quite primitive and rough. Be wary of ATVs and motorcycles on this road. It is a popular destination for them. There are great views into the Ogden Valley and Pineview Reservoir. When you get to the top, somply turn around and go back the way you came. Total vertical feet gained is just over 4200' in 16 miles with an average grade of just over 10%. Typical views along the Willard Peak Road: Bridge accross the retaining wall in the canyon below Mantua on the south side of the road: Shale slope that you have to cross on the trail to Mantua from Brigham City: Elevation profile: Map:

Sunday, July 12, 2009


It's been a while and I haven't got a ton of time right now, so here are a few photos to pass the time until the next write up. Enjoy.