Full Day/ Multiple Day Backcountry Off-trail Access
For Intermediate/Experienced/Expert Riders
Quickest access to the backcountry starts by cruising down the Greys River Road (A) trail. You will pass over the Greys River bridge in 1.5 miles from the trailhead. 2.2 miles past the bridge you will come to trail intersection (C) coming in from your right hand side with a small bridge crossing. Take the right onto the (C) trail crossing the bridge and heading up the mountain. The trail goes up and over Squaw for a total of 11.8 miles bringing you out close to the Murphy Creek riding area. From Squaw you can access intermediate up to expert terrain right off the trail. When you come down the back side of squaw the trail will dead end you into the murphy creek trail (FN-10002). From here you take a left and it will lead you back to the (A) trail. Once back to the (A) trail if you take a left you will head back towards the (D) trail (Little Greys) in 6.4 miles or all the way back to Alpine 14.5miles. If you turn right you will head towards Blind Bull (E), and Box Y. Remember when riding in those areas to watch your fuel! Fuel is available for sale at the Box Y Lodge if you are running low or plan on riding the E, H, or N trail systems.
Another great option on a clear day for full day off-trail riders is the Blind Bull trail (E). This trail intersects on the left with the (A) trail at 26 mi. Once you take the left onto trail (E) you will follow this 7.7 miles winding your way to the top of the mountain and coming to a Log Warming Hut with a restroom. You can pop into the warming hut to warm up and take a break from the elements if you desire! There are ample amounts of off trail options up here, being cautious off-trail of the risks all around! You will come back down using the same trail you did going up! KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR FUEL LEVEL!! AVOID this trail during white-out conditions.