Oquirrh Joker

Oquirrh Joker — RWGPS Link — Permanent # 654

210.0km (130.5 miles), with 4383 feet of cumulative elevation gain (90% of RWGPS). The high point of the ride is 5423 ft and the low point is 4221 ft.

Introduction This ride circumnavigates the Oquirrh Mountains west of Salt Lake City in a clockwise direction. This route heads out into the Great Basin of western Utah (Grantsville, Tooele, Stockton and Fairfield). The route then becomes a very remote ride with few stop signs, traffic or services. Before approaching Grantsville, note Deseret Peak, 11,031 feet, to your left. Enjoy the stark beauty of the  desert of this region.

Start Point Starts and ends at the junction of SR-73 (West Main St in Lehi) and Redwood Rd/SR-68 in Saratoga Springs. From I-15 take exit 279 & go west onto SR-73/Lehi Main St 4.3 miles, or take exit 278 and take Pioneer Crossing west to Redwood Road and then north to the junction.


3 Responses to “Oquirrh Joker”

  1. admin 27 January 2010 at 3:29 pm Permalink

    Hi Dave,
    When I designed the route and then got it approved by RUSA, Redwood Rd was not finished and it was a mess. Are you suggesting the route go west through Lehi to gain Redwood Rd? Wouldn’t you agree that the frontage road north of Thanksgiving Points is VERY quiet compared to Redwood Rd?

  2. Dave Meridith 28 January 2010 at 10:55 am Permalink

    I hope you don’t think I am being critical. I am very happy and impressed with all of the work you have done to create these rides in Utah. We need them! Now that I am here full time, I hope to ride most of your permanents this summer.
    My suggestion would be:
    from the start, head south to 9600 North. Take that west to 10400 W. Take 10400 W north to 10400 North. Take that west to Camp Williams/Redwood Road. Take that north to pick up the route at 14400S.
    Redwood is busier, but now that it is finished they have a real nice wide dedicated bike lane on both sides. The frontage road scares me with trucks.
    Thanks again, and I hope to be in contact as soon as the weather breaks!

  3. Dave Meridith 9 March 2010 at 9:17 am Permalink

    Great riding with you yesterday, Richard. Thank you so much for coming up to join me.
    The distance to the first roundabout was 9.69 miles, I believe. The distance to Daybreak Parkway was 14.32 miles. That’s about as close as I can come with Garmin Connect.
    Stay in touch.

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