48.7 Miles (78.38 km)
- Distance: 48.7 Miles (78.38 km)
- Rating: 3-B, More scenic than challenging, but there are a few moderately technical corners near the top Ratings Explained »
- Travel: Either direction for best results
- Start: Kamas, Utah
- End: Beaver Creek Gas Station
- Fuel: Kamas or Beaver Creek Gas Station
While most mountains in North America run north to south, the Uinta Mountain Range runs east to west, so this road is a much more gradual and gentle introduction to a high-mountain pass because it climbs up gradual slopes instead of navigating a narrow canyon. As a result the road was built to the frugal civil engineers standards where the shortest distance is a straight line.Leaving Kamas, Utah you are immediately immersed into a remote setting. The road offers a plethora of gradual and gentle corners that work their way up the side of the mountain past the cutest Forest Service campgrounds you've ever seen. As the road nears Bald Mountain Pass you'll pass dozens of small, pristine lakes and enjoy a handful of endlessly sweeping corners that spiral you the steepest terrain of the ride. You'll find yourself surrounded by sparse gray fields of lichen splotched rock. The only tree's you'll see are the ones down below. Crossing the highest point, the corners relax and you are left on a gradual downhill grade that offers only a smattering of calm corners. Stop at Beaver Creek Gas station for a rest before heading back, or continue on to Evanston, Wyoming 30 miles farther down the road.