Dirty Devil Gravel GranFondo Relay

July 28, 2018

Either Solo or with your team of 2-4 riders, you begin the 206 mile, 9 stage journey at Millsite State Park outside of Ferron, Utah in Emery County.  This GranFondo consumes pavement, lots of gravel roads and plenty of dirt roads, you might even have to go through a snow drift or two.

You and your team will work your way north and east through Emery County and out into the San Rafael Swell; otherwise known as the Swell.  The 3rd and 4th stage take you out of the Swell to the lowest elevation point of 5,384 feet and up and around Price via the Clay Banks. As you descend from Kenilworth into Helper don’t forget to look up and take in the spectacular views of Castle Country’s high desert plateaus.  Now the real work begins as the 5th stage rider goes West up Consumer’s Road and over the mountains into the old coal mining town of Clear Creek, a 4,695 foot ascent with a peak of 9,580 feet above sea level. Passing off to the 6th stage, your team will gain another 2,684 feet before getting to the cutoff road, Skyline Drive - a dirt road on the ridge line of the Manti La-Sal mountains.  Along this ridgeline, the rider will be able to see both Sanpete/Sevier County to the West and Carbon/Emery County to the East and climb to a top elevation of 10,922 feet. Once you reach High Top mountain, it’s mostly downhill via Ferron Canyon, a descent of 5,617 feet on your return to Millsite State Park where your team will be cheering you home and hopefully you beat the sunset.

Highlights:

  • Over 11,000’ elevation gain and descent
  • 3 aid/water stations
  • Lunch provided (pick up at start)
  • EMT on site
  • Early registration: Dirty Devil T-shirt
  • All regisered riders: Dakine Hot Laps Gripper, cinch sack and misc. items
  • Top 2 team prize: Lizard Skins custom chainstay
  • Donation of proceeds to go to assist our military Veterans