Probably my favorite.
Shaded by trees the whole way, not lots of traffic
(at least early in the morning), and a good workout at 8.5 miles.
Now that the road has been repaved above Elbow Fork, its even better
(especially coming down).
One of the hardest climbs is only half a mile from the fee station.
After that it is fairly flat until just before Elbow Fork where it offers
up a half mile of climbing that is as hard as anything in
The final mile is terraced much like the last mile of
only the climbs between flat stretches are longer.
From the fee station to the upper parking area is
8.5 miles and 2600 vertical feet.
My P.R. is 62 minutes.
Measured Road Distances
Miles Elev. Landmark Latitude, Longitude
0.0 5040 Fee station 40 41 22 N, 111 46 59 W
2.5 5720 Millcreek Inn
3.5 5950 Porter Fork
5.4 6630 Elbow Fork
8.5 7640 Upper parking lot 40 41 05 N, 111 40 23 W