The Slate Creek project was one of our biggest builds of 2020 — 5 miles of trail over rocky terrain, steep side-slopes, and awesome views. The Slate Creek trail is the first biking-specific trail in the Uintas, and is part of a larger collaboration between the U.S. Forest Service and the South Summit Trails Foundation to bring mountain-biking to this corner of the national forest. Creative Trails spent four months cutting this directional trail, and also guided a volunteer maintenance crew that will care for the trail going forward.
The Slate Creek loop can be accessed from the Yellow Pine Trailhead at milepost 6 on Mirror Lake Highway (US150). Head west, then north on Forest Road 407 to the loop. You will see some corrals and fencing. Cross the cattle guard and proceed north. The trail starts less than a mile up the gravel road.