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Scofield, Utah Ride

Everything from the traditional pine trees and aspens that you typically see in northern Utah to red rocks, grey clay, sage brush, and open grass plains

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The ride from Scofield to Fairview is a perfect afternoon ride. Rolling through Spanish Fork Canyon and a making a loop back around to hwy 6, I find is the best ride. However, you can make your way from Fairview towards Nephi and hit the Nebo Loop as well for a longer ride. 

To get to Scofield you can take Hwy 6 out of Spanish Fork towards Price. Just past Soldier Summit you’ll take a right on UT96. Along the way you will see a variety of scenic changes. Everything from the traditional pine trees and aspens that you typically see in northern Utah to red rocks, grey clay, sage brush, and open grass plains. After a short time, you’ll come to Scofield Reservoir which the road will follow the lake right into the small coal mining town. 

Scofield is a one S turn town. Certainly not a whole lot going on with one small fuel station and most of the buildings empty and run down. That said, every time I ride through this quaint little town, I think to myself how cool it’d be to live there. A short distance after leaving town you’ll see the long conveyer belt carrying the coal along the side of the hill. As you follow it and the stream you’ll come to the large coal mine just outside town. 

You’ll climb over mountain passes and some small lakes as you make you way towards skyline drive. It’s amazing to ride through these peaks and valleys with wide open mountain fields in between. Over the course of the ride, you’ll climb to 10,900ft in elevation. Once on top of skyline drive there are a few places to pull over and take in all the sights and incredible views. 

From Skyline Drive follow the signs and a left into Fairview Ut. After a short quick descending ride from Fairview Canyon, you’ll come into the farming town of Fairview Utah. 

From Fairview, you can head west through Mount Pleasant and Fountain Green Ut to the Nebo Loop or hit the freeway (I-15) north or south. Again, I prefer to leave town to the north back through Thistle Ut to Hwy 6 and Spanish Fork Canyon.  

Along the entire ride there is no shortage of tight, smooth, twisting roads. Because of the elevation and cool weather mixed with hot summer days of the valley, you may encounter some sudden downpours that last all of 5 min then its over. 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

I don't have many for this ride as there isn't a lot available on this ride. Make sure to stop and take in the sights.

Stanley’s Triangle Bar

Mt. Pleasant Ut

Great little bar for a beer and a game of pool. Make sure you have a spare dollar bill to sign and stick to the wall. 

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