Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mutual Dell Connector

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Trailhead Elevation: 6,500 ft
Trail Open To: Hike,Bikes and Motorcycles
Elevation Gain: 700
Trailhead Outhouse: No, but there is one at the exit
Distance:1.1 mile round trip
Time: ½ hour
Driving Directions: Take exit 284 in Utah County. Travel east on the Timpanogos Highway (SR 92) to American Fork Canyon USFS fee station. From the Fee Station, travel 4.6 miles to North Fork/ Alpine Loop Junction. Follow the sign right, for the Alpine Loop. Drive 1 mile and park in one one of the 4 Bear Canyon parking stalls at Mutual Dell Camp.

Entrance: From the Mutual Dell Parking area, walk East across the road.
Exit: Return the way you came
Alternate Exit:  The trail connects to Pine Hollow (47) and Salamander Flats (150)


The Business: This is a connector trail from Bear Canyon (179)  to Pine Hollow (47) There are some pretty
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spectacular views of Timpanogos from this trail, but it is the most littered trail I have seen in AF canyon. It appears to be a popular trail for playing golf, smoking and drinking beer. The strangest part of this trail is that it doubles as a bathroom, even though there is a restroom within sight. It’s also a good place to take pregnancy tests. I hope for the sake of all the parents out there that this has nothing to do with the girls camp at the parking area. I would advise skipping this trail and just starting at the Pine Hollow Trailhead.