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Wasatch Blvd

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Description: The northern end of Wasatch is at a parking lot on the south side of I-80 at the entrance to Parleys Canyon. The southern end is at 11650 south and 1700 east in Draper.
Comments: One of the best roads to ride down in the valley. Very popular. I often combine sections of Wasatch into other rides.
Distance: 14.30 miles (one way)
GPS track log: Here (right click and select "Save Target As")
Total Elevation Gain: 1077 feet
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I love Wasatch Blvd. The shoulder is nice, it's challenging without being too much for just a quick ride. Ride any section or the whole thing. You can even keep going north across I-80 and pick up Wasatch Dr.
Posted Sep. 24, 2006 by Joe

Wasatch is always a favorite for me. Light traffic, great view of the valley, and a decent road.. even with the recent chip and seal treatment at the northern end! I prefer heading South as it makes for easy rollers from great downhill momentum and a fast downhill to 1700 East at the end.
Posted Sep. 26, 2006 by spinprincess96

Wasatch Blvd is a great ride with wonderful scenery and a number of additional alternatives. You can take one of the Cottonwood Canyons up for a Mountain workout, or you can continue north of I-80 onto Foothill and ride up to Emigration Canyon or the University of Utah.
Posted Jun. 22, 2007 by Carl

Carl said it all!
Posted Jun. 11, 2008 by Tk

One of the funnest rides I have been on, I got up to 48 MPH on that last downhill. Only only problem is the road is rough in some areas but this is a very small issue.
Posted Jun. 07, 2010 by Tim

This humble route is a mainstay for Salt Lake Cyclists and has always proven to be a great route. I typically ride it several times a week -- until now. Salt Lake County has seen to take what it learned from Emigration Canyon and has now resurfaced Wasatch. The road is so bad it rattled my seat bag off (I had to turn around to retrieve it). It'll probably be a year or more before this road will be enjoyable again - makes me wonder if this is part of subversive trend to keep cyclists off the roads. :( Such a shame.
Posted Sep. 02, 2011 by Dave

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