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Diamond Fork

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Alt Names

Sheep Creek, Monks Hollow, Dry Canyon, Three Forks, Red Hollow, Cottonwood Canyon, Jocks Canyon, Teat Mountain, Rough Hollow, Oak Spring, Unicorn Ridge, Sawmill Hollow, Tanner Ridge, Fifth Water Ridge, Fourth Water, Pump Ridge, Packard Canyon, Balsam Campground, Left Fork Days Canyon, Leftfork Maple Canyon, Tom Two Hill, Uinta-wasatch-cache National Forest, Spanish Fork Ranger District, Hot Pots, Diamond Fork Hot Springs, Centerline Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

This large area offers numerous single track trails that range from intermediate to difficult. There are many campgrounds that have direct trail access and several trailheads scattered throughout the area.

Many trails tie into roads from Diamond Fork, Sheep Creek and to the top of Strawberry Ridge. Monks Hollow Staging Area provides ample parking for trucks and trailers and is the prefered parking spot for ATVs. Sawmill, Three Forks/Fifth & Second Water Staging Areas provide access to single track trails and are open to dirt bikes only.

The Diamond Fork Hot Springs can be accessed by a hiking trail from Three Forks/Fifth & Second Water Staging Area. (Note: The hot springs are considered by many to be clothing optional, so you may encounter nude bathers.)

This trail system is generally open for riding around late April or May through the end of October. Diamond Fork Campground is open year-round but the other campgrounds generally close around October through Memorial Day weekend.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CitySpanish Fork, UT
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From: Spanish Fork, UT
1) Take I-15 take Spanish Fork Exit for Hwy 6 East, continue 11.2 miles
2) Turn left (north-east) on Diamond Fork Canyon Road, continue 7.5 miles
3) Look for small turnout with a one-lane bridge crossing on the right (south), proceed over river crossing toward staging area.

Note: The above directions are for Monks Hollow Staging Area. The below directions are for Three Forks/Second and Fifth Water Staging Area.

4) Continue east past the turnoff for Monks Hollow Staging about 2 miles
5) Staging are is on the right.

For Sawmill Hollow Campground:
6) Continue east past Three Forks/Second and Fifth Water Staging Area for 4 miles
7) Campground is on the left.

For additional staging:
8) Continue past Sawmill Hollow Campground about 1 mile
9) Staging area is on the right.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay3-5 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail100
Climate TypeForest
Elevation5500 to 8500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has many single track trails.Many
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesUT OHV Sticker
Dates OpenLate April - November
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areas(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
CommentNo specific decibel limit but excessive mechanical noise is prohibited.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $18.00
RV: $18.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (W)Mountainview Hospital (801) 465-7000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Chevron Gas Station (801) 798-3747
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Chevron Gas Station (801) 798-3747
Potable Water WaterOn SiteDiamond Fork Campground
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (NW)East Bay RV Park (801) 491-0700
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (NW)East Bay RV Park (801) 491-0700
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Chevron Gas Station (801) 798-3747
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (NE)Strawberry Reservoir
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteDiamond Fork
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NE)Strawberry Bay Marina (435) 548-2500

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoUinta Wasatch Cache NF - Spanish Fork Ranger District
44 West 400 North
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
(801) 798-3571
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoUtah State Parks OHV Education Office
1594 W North Temple, Suite 116
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(800) 648-7433
ohveducation@utah.gov
stateparks.utah.gov
CommentOHV Permit Info

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Scenery at Diamond Fork Trail

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