Strawberry River - cfurse added this area
Heber City, UT
Riders have logged 172.89 miles & 87.18 hours here.
TOP TRAIL RIDER: cfurse logged 172.89 miles.
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From Salt Lake City, take US 40 east through Heber, over the summit (there is a restaurant here, but gas is impossibly expensive). Turn left at Strawberry River (there is a tan forest service bathroom in a flat meadow here). Go 5.7 miles on a dirt road to an open parking area with large wooden corrals.
Rides Add Your Ride
|30 Aug 2013||cfurse||Ride Notes||7 h||47m||13.74||✔||★★★★★|
|11 Aug 2017||cfurse||Ride Notes||50 h||0m||33.51||✔||★★★★★|
|31 Oct 2015||cfurse||Ride Notes||4 h||47m||12.87||✔||★★★★★|
|31 Aug 2013||cfurse||Ride Notes||6 h||24m||12.1||✔||★★★★★|
|01 Nov 2015||cfurse||Ride Notes||6 h||9m||19.6||✔||★★★★★|
|18 Jun 2016||cfurse||Ride Notes||7 h||10m||70.54||✔||★★★★★|
|11 Jul 2015||cfurse||4 h||54m||10.53||✔||★★★★★|
Strawberry River is a lovely mountainous area with creeks, aspen and fir. This is open range for cattle and sheep in the summer. Wildflowers are abundant in late June through July, and on years when the aspen turn (generally years with plenty of rain), the yellows and golds are stunning.
Cattle are herded in a week or two before deer hunting season in October. This is a very busy weekend, don’t expect a lot of quiet, and you are likely to meet large cattle truck (semis) on the dirt road. If you open a gate, close it. If the gate is open, leave it that way.
Strawberry Fields endurance race is held here in June, but it’s hosted out of Coop Creek, so you may meet a lot of riders in a hurry, but the roads and camping are minimally impacted.
There are several areas you can primitive camp along the Strawberry River dirt road. On nice weekends in the summer, there are many campers, 4 wheelers, fisherman, etc. You can also camp in several large, flat areas near the corrals at the end of the road. If the corrals are not being used by the ranchers, you can put your horses in there. There is a nice year-round stream near the corrals. No potable water or toilets.