June 17 (25/50) June 18 (25/50) June 19 (25/50)
The STRAWBERRY ENDURANCE RIDE has become known as the most scenically beautiful ride in the Mountain Region. It is located in the Uintah Mountains, 55 miles SE of Salt Lake City and just 20 miles east of Heber, just north of Strawberry Reservoir. This is a well-catered ride to enjoy in a friendly, relaxed environment. The terrain is challenging, but not difficult, with trails winding through aspens and meadows filled with wildflowers and spectacular mountain scenery.
2016 is our 14th year for Strawberry and once again, it will be a 3-DAY Pioneer Ride.
We want to thank Dave & Ann Nicholson for taking over as Ride Managers this year.
We look forward to seeing eveyone again this summer. We hope everyone will spread the word about the beautiful scenery… the area is blessed with some of the most pristine, gorgeous riding terrain imaginable. At this time of year, with the spring run‑off, numerous creeks are flowing, the bugs aren’t out yet, but the wild flowers and Aspen are blooming everywhere. It is a perfect time of year to enjoy a memorable Uinta Mountain riding experience.
We are looking forward to taking our riders back up to the Red Cliffs and on the spectacular high mountain trails again. Come early, stay late and savor the pure mountain atmosphere. Sightings of deer, elk, moose and beaver are not uncommon, and look for bald eagles and hawks soaring above. The scenic value of this ride is what makes it truly unique and special, and if taken at a moderate pace, this is a ride to cherish and remember forever.Strawberry Endurance Ride
DIRECTIONS: Base camp is about 55 miles south east of Salt Lake City, Utah, with easy access. From Heber City, take Hwy 40 eastbound for approximately 25 miles. You will go over Daniel’s Pass and the Daniels Summit Lodge. Base camp was moved to Co-op Creek last year and will be there again in 2016. 7.6 miles east of Daniels Summit Lodge you will see the sign for the Co-Op Creek Road. The turn off is between milepost 41 and 42. Turn left and continue on the good gravel road for approximately 2 miles then turn left on Forest Road 451 to Base Camp.
If you are coming from the east, the turn off is about about 5 miles west of Fruitland on Hwy 40. Turn right at CO‑Op Creek.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Our trails are mostly single track through woodland and open meadows, and some gravel roads. There are plenty of creeks and ponds, and an abundance of green grass for horses to snack on. Although it is high altitude, and there is significant elevation change, the trails are not difficult and the footing is mainly very good. This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to be introduced to the sport of Endurance Riding in a friendly, relaxed, environment and there will be people around who would be pleased to show you the ropes and get you started.
The 55 and 50 milers start at 7am and the 25 milers at 7.30am. Daytime temperatures usually range from 70 to 80 degrees, and you can expect the occasional thunder shower so come prepared. The nights can get chilly so warm jackets and horse blankets are advised. Dinners will be catered by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. You will need to reserve meals 24 hours in advance. Complimentary sandwiches, snacks and drinks will be provided for riders each day at the control check point.
For more information contact Ride Manager:
Cell and internet service is poor at the ride site. Emails and text work best but don’t be frustrated by no response as we may have to travel some distance from camp to make contact.
Ann Nicholson, 907-209-8881
Dave Nicholson, 907 419 0924
P.O. Box 422, Klawock, AK 99925