Welcome to your Full Day Side by Side Adventure out of our Alpine Location. Our full day time runs from 9am-5pm and will explore down the beautiful Greys River Road towards your choice of the McCain Cabin, Murphy Lake, Dead Mans Mine, and McDougal Gap destinations. This adventure is designed as a scenic access into our local backcountry. This is not a skill rated trail system; it includes federal speed limits and is accessed via open access forest service roads (think bumpy country dirt roads). You must stay on the forest service access roads at all times. Please do not venture off trail as this is a highly regulated, federally patrolled area and they can ticket you! Think of this adventure as a leisurely way to access areas of Alpine that are rarely seen. All of our Side by Sides are street legal and leave directly from our parking lot. They leave full of 91 octane and will need to be returned full of 91 octane. You can fuel the side by side when returning to the town of Alpine.
Please be advised that there is vehicle traffic, horse traffic, wildlife, and side by side traffic on all trail systems.
Start by heading 300 yards towards Short Street where you will make a right hand turn. Proceed straight past Alpine drive on your left 300ft until you reach the Trail Drive stop sign. Here you will make a left onto Trail Drive and proceed .4 miles until you reach a stop sign for the Greys River Road (FR 10138). Turn right onto the Greys River Road. Please watch the speed limit in this zone as it is 25mph. In .4 miles you will go from pavement to gravel where you will be entering into the National Forest. In 1.5 Miles from the trailhead you will cross a bridge over the Greys River passing by the Bridge Campground on your right. Continue straight. In 2.2 miles you will pass by the Squaw Creek trailhead (FR 10001) on your right. (This system is too narrow for side by sides, continue straight). In 4 more miles you will pass by the Forks Campground on your right and the Little Greys trail System (FR 10124) on your left. To explore the McCain Cabin area head left onto the little greys trail network. Continuing straight on the Greys River Road in 3.5 miles you will pass the Lynx Creek Campground (FR 100029) on your right, continue straight. In 2.5 more miles you will come to the intersection for the Murphy Lake Trailhead (FR 10022) on your right hand side (this is roughly 14 miles down the Greys River Road from where the trailhead began) . To explore the Murphy Lake yield right onto FR10022. To head towards Deadman’s and McDougal Gap continue straight down the Greys River Trail system. 9 miles after the Murphy Lake turn off you will find on your left hand side Forest Service road (FR 10005) which will take you towards Deadman’s Mine (this is roughly 24 miles down the Greys River Road from where the trailhead began). 3 Miles after the Dead Mans Mine turn off is the Box Y lodge on your right hand side (this is rouglhy 28 miles down the Greys River Road from where the trailhead began). If you need extra fuel Box Y does sell fuel! 4 miles past the Box Y lodge you will find the left hand turn for McDougal Gap (FR 10125) (this is roughly 32 miles down the Greys River Road from where the trailhead began). We have lots of different options to explore so let your full day side by side adventure begin!
To head back to Alpine retrace your steps above. Instead of taking Trail Drive back to the shop please continue straight down the Greys River Road until you come to the Alpine Market and Gas station (Chevron) that will be on your left (or any other gas station in Alpine) to refill the vehicle with 91 octane. From the Alpine Market you can then make a left onto Highway 89 and our shop will be .1 miles down on the left hand side.