Willow Creek (Tiefork)
Difficulty: 4 of 5 (trail 310)
3 of 5 (trail 311)
Willow Creek is located about 18 miles up Spanish Fork Canyon just behind the Tucker rest stop. The elevation is about 7000-8500 feet above sea level. Extremely steep two track trails start the ride out and offer a difficult challenge. Eventually it turns into single track along steep side hills leaving little room for error. In some places the trail is no more than a tire width wide. Sheep farmers run sheep up and down the canyon and the sheep have destroyed all the work that went into repairing the trails.
The beautiful canyon offers some amazing scenery. The creek follows the entire canyon all the way to Strawberry Reservoir. It's lined with beaver dams and ponds. Depending on the time of year there could be enough water to make the stream crossings extremely difficult.
Expert riders should take trail 310 while less experienced should take trail 311 over to trail 83.
Directions: Take highway 6 up Spanish Fork Canyon for about 18 miles. Pull into the rest stop on the left and jump onto the dirt road in the back. Head up the hill, across the train tracks, and down the road a quarter mile. Take a right and you can unload in the little clearing by the creek.