Potter’s Ponds Loop – Sep 2017

Sept. 2, 2017

For Labor Day weekend, the Gardiner and Bradley families decided to enjoy an easy ATV loop near the Skyline Drive above Fairview, Utah.  This is a fairly easy 38 mile loop.

We parked at the staging area along Hwy 31 just east of the Skyline Drive.  We rode ATV trail #12, which parallels the highway for several miles.  We stopped for lunch at Huntington Reservoir, and then continued on #12, and then took the Miller Flat Road south.

We enjoyed another ATV trail, #57, just before reaching Potter’s Ponds.  We took a short break at Potter’s Ponds, and a few photographs.  We then headed up Potter’s Canyon to the Skyline Drive, which took us back to our car.

Trail #12 was perhaps the most technical part of the ride, but it was easily doable by most novice riders.  The biggest challenge is oncoming traffic on the narrow trail.

Miller Flat Road is a major road in the area, so be careful of high speed vehicle traffic – including large motorhomes.

Trail #57 was a little easier than #12, and it is fun as it winds through the forest.

Potter’s Canyon was rougher than I expected, but it wasn’t very difficult.

The first part of the Skyline Drive had a lot of ruts, but the northern 10 miles or so was fast and smooth.  You then finish off with another short segment of trail #12, arriving back at the staging area.

This turned out to be a great ride for a crowded holiday weekend.  Other than trail #12, the roads are wide enough to easily pass oncoming traffic.  It was a beautiful day.

Potters Pond 2017

Potter’s Ponds Loop

Potters Pond snapshots Sep2017 (1)

Jamie heading down trail #12

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Lauren

Potters Pond Sep2017 (1)

Jamie at Huntington Reservoir

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Lunch stop

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Jamie riding past Huntington Reservoir

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Jason

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Jamie on the Miller Flat Road

Pauls KTM (3)

Paul on his new KTM

Potters Pond snapshots Sep2017 (11)

Kevin on trail #57

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Kim heading to Potter’s Ponds

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Taking a break at Potter’s Ponds

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Gardiner family photo

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Liz heading up to the Skyline Drive

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Kevin

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Sarah on the Skyline Drive

 

 

 

 

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