road bike: stage coach inn - rush valley - pony express ride
We'll start at historic Stage Coach Inn in Fairfield. We'll ride west to 5-Mile Pass, north past the roads to Mercur and Ophir, then enjoy a great 5 mile downhill to the junction with UT-36. From there we'll head south for about 17-18 miles to the turnoff to Faust. We'll look at an historic marker about the Pony Express before heading east toward Faust and back to 5-Mile Pass. We will be riding along a section of the old Pony Express route. From 5-Mile Pass, we will get another good 5 mile downhill back to the start. The ride gains about 1300 feet of elevation total in chunks of about 200-400 feet at a time, so the climbing isn't too bad. There are no services anywhere along the route, so bring plenty of water and snacks.
|Date:||Sat May 21 2011|
|Meeting Place:||Historic Stage Coach Inn in Fairfield, UT, about 50 miles south and west of Salt Lake City. From I-15, take Lehi exit #279; go west on Main Street, which eventually becomes Hwy 73. Continue on to Fairfield and follow the signs to the Inn|
|Meeting Time:||10:00 am|
|Carpool Place:||Old school parking lot at 230 E Claybourne Ave (2770 S), SLC|
|Carpool Time:||8:45 am|
|Web Link:||Map of ride|