Driving Directions: Going West on Main St. in Grantsville, take the Old Mormon Trail which is the same as West St. Go South 6.3 miles to box Elder Canyon Rd. There is a street sign that looks like a city street sign. Make a right and go 0.9 mi to a wide turnout. This is about the best place to park. the parking area is simply a wide spot on the right or North side of the road.
Trail Route Directions: Take the dirt road to the west. After 2.6 miles the road splits. Keep to the left. Stay on the dirt road for another 0.9 miles. You will see a notch in the canyon on the right side of the road. There is a dim two track road that will take you through a meadow. There is a gate in an old fence on the other side of the meadow, the trail is there. This is not a heavily used trail, that is why it is a favorite. The trail is sometimes hard to find due to lack of use. Just keep looking for trimmed branches. The trail runs up the canyon and connects to the Stansbury Front Trail. The Stansbury trail runs to the North. It is about 3 or so miles up the canyon. You will go over a pass into White Pine Canyon and you will find a water trough that runs all summer. After another mile or so past the trough, you will find a two track dirt road heading East. Follow that road down the canyon where it will merge back into the road where it forked as you were riding up thereby completing the loop. From there it is only 2.6 miles back to the parking area.Type of Route: loop
Additional Notes: This is a great day ride. If you just have a few hours to spend, you can ride up the trail to a clearing. There is a good place to turn around for a short ride. It should take you 1.5 hours to get to this spot. It's about 5 miles from the parking area. There is a lot to see on this ride. It starts out in the sage and goes all the way up to the pines and aspens. The trail isn't all that steep, and it's very isolated. The views of the Tooele Valley are spectacular! Bring bug spray for you and your horses.