Ophir Canyon Trail Directions

 

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Technical Level

Primary Water Source

Hiking Trail

No Water

Elevations
Trailhead- 1636 meters ( 5399 feet)
Max Elevation- 2242 meters ( 7399 feet)
Min Elevation- 1636 meters ( 5399 feet)
Maps
BICYLE TOOELE COUNTY pamplet that is available at Tooele Public Library and Tooele County Chamber of Commerce
 
Instructions - On The Trail
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Entered 04-Apr-1999
From the trailhead, head east on canyon road, which is asphalt for 4 miles before switching to a dirt road. At 2 miles, OPhir's abandoned power station can be seen at the left before passing rugged cliffs. While entering the town a large ore chute on the left reveals the area's rich mining history. Old mining car rail beds and other mining ruins can be seen. DO NOT EXPLORE THIS AREA. The land is privately owned. Continue east on Canyon Road, the road switches to gravel at Ophir Town Park. For the next two miles the road gently winds up the canyon floor passing South Fork, Serviceberry Canyon, and crossing Ophir Canyon Creek four times. WARNING: The creek level and speed is abnormally high during the spring. The trail ends at the upright railroad rails.  
**Note: The canyons is often busy on the weekends
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