This is one of my favorite rides and one of the early mountain passes ready to ride in the Spring. We started with lunch in Kamas and climbed the pass from Francis to Tabiona.
Although there was still snow at the summit, the road was dry as a bone and it wasn’t very cold. We did ride through a little rain as we dropped in to Hanna, but it didn’t get us too wet and we were soon on U.S. Highway 40 headed back to Heber (where we had a root beer float) and home.
All in all, just about a perfect spring day for a ride.
This is a nice little ride that’s great for a Saturday afternoon when the mountain passes are still too sketchy to ride. For some reason, I don’t hit this ride very often, but I always enjoy it. From 89 head up Weber Canyon on I-84 and exit at Peterson.
We stopped there to turn the cameras on before heading to East Canyon. Once you hit the reservoir, in the summer you can hang a right and make the climb over Big Mountain and drop down on Parley’s Canyon, but today we took a left toward Henefer and on to Echo and Coalville.
You’ll need to jump back on I-84 for a few minutes and don’t be tempted to head west on I-80 at the junction. Take the left for 1/4 mile and exit at Echo and follow a little stretch of the old Lincoln Highway through Coalville to Wanship. You’ll be glad you did.
I hope you enjoy the video. Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a tango.