SCOFIELD TO CLEVELAND RESERVOIR
The terrain you’ll cover on this intermediate to advanced bike tour between Scofield and Cleveland Reservoir ranges from climbs which test your willpower, to heart pounding descents which make it all worth it. Travel the spectacular “Energy Loop” which Highway 96 has been dubbed by locals due to the several historic and modern mines in the area. One of these mines is in Historic Clear Creek which you will make a slight detour if you like. You can see the old train tracks and the original housing when the small towns in the area were booming in the early 1900’s. As you continue your ride you will pass by seven lakes, streams, and many different types of wildlife.
Now is the time to relax and reflect on the amazing day you just had. Once you arrive to camp in the afternoon, you’ll find a beautiful campsite set up for you right next to Cleveland Reservoir. Get ready to feast on your choice of gourmet dinner cooked by your guide. After you’ve gotten your energy back from dinner, decide if you want to relax by the lake and enjoy the sunset, or grab a paddleboard or kayak and relax out on the lake. You won’t see anything bigger than a small fishing boat out on the lake so you may have it all to yourself.
DAY 1 Meet at 8:30-9 a.m. morning of departure at Clear Creek Adventures (110 S. Main St. Helper, UT.) Guide will have support vehicle loaded and ready for departure. It’s recommended to eat a good breakfast before departure at one of the several restaurants within walking distance. Jump into shuttle and drive to drop-off point. After a brief orientation, your ride begins on the Energy Loop. Begin your ride past the beautiful Scofield Reservoir and into thick forests for 23 miles’, after a small detour you’ll reach the historic mining town of Clear Creek. After visiting Clear Creek get ready to test to your strength and endurance as you start to climb 1,500 ft. in less than 5 miles. After your climb, you’re rewarded with a thrilling 6.6 downhill ride until you reach Boulger Reservoir where your guide will have mid-ride snacks and you can use the bathroom. After a quick break, ride the 14 miles as you reach your destination at Cleveland Reservoir. Now is the time for you to relax. Change your clothes and get comfortable as your guide cooks a gourmet dinner and you replenish your energy so you can take advantage of the provided kayaks/paddle boards. Say goodbye to your guide as you paddle into Cleveland Reservoir and take in the beautiful scenery. Get some much-needed rest under the stars on one of our padded cots in one of our roomy tents so you can feel refreshed for the next day’s activities.
If you’re doing our yoga package, take a little walk to the lake side and enjoy the sunrise while our master yoga teacher stretches your body and takes the stress of life away. While you’re doing yoga, you’ll smell your guide making an unforgettable mountain breakfast. After breakfast go for a hike and take pictures of the local wildlife consisting of mule deer, rabbits, eagles, and many more animals. Or take the kayaks out on the lake while the water is like glass and soak in the beauty of the mountains. Around 11 we will pack up and shuttle back to Helper through the beautiful Huntington Canyon and finish out the Energy loop.