Heber to Hannah & the Wolf Creek Pass Loop

Average Rating - This road has been rated by 11 visitors


State: Utah
Date Submitted: April 1, 2007
Submitted by: Rob Osborne
Motorcycle Road Length: 122 Miles

Written Directions

Start in Heber City, Utah.

1. Head South on US 40 towards Strawberry Reservoir and Duchesne for 50 miles.

2. Turn LEFT on UT-208 towards Tabiona for 10 miles.

3. Turn LEFT on UT-35 for 3 miles to Tabiona.

4. Continue on UT-35 for 4 miles to HANNA, UT (stop and eat, and have a slice of PIE!)

5. Continue on UT-35 to Francis (4-way stop) for 20 miles.

6. Go straight through the 4-way top on UT-32 to US Highway 40 for 10 miles.

7. Turn LEFT on US Hwy 40 to return to Heber (or turn RIGHT on US Hwy 40 to head towards Park City!) .

Scenery  

The scenery is gorgeous from the time you leave Heber City - beautiful canyons and evergreen forests as you ride towards Strawberry Reservoir. Wonderful vistas of Strawberry Reservoir, with several scenic overlooks. Redrock canyons as you wind down through the canyon as you drop off the plateau. A few miles of flatland as you head through Tabiona and Hanna, and then you're back into the mountains again, with incredible views as you cross over Wolf Creek Pass and head through the twisties down to Francis as the road shares the curves of the scenic Provo River. From Francis back to Heber, you'll have gorgeous views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and the spectacular view of the Wasatch mountains and Deer Valley Ski Resort. You spend a lot of time traveling through the Unita National Forest. Beautiful ride!

Road Quality  

25% tight twisty turns, especially around Wolf Creek Pass, 50% smooth turns and curves, 25% straight or fairly straight. 75% hills and mountains, 25% flatland. Excellent road quality on US 40 with passing zones (40% of the ride), average secondary paved two-lane on remainder of ride.

Roadside Amenities  

Heber City is a midsize town of 7,000 situated in a farming valley between the Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges, and lies about 15 miles southeast of Park City, Utah at the intersection of US Highway 40 and UT Highway 189. Area activities include horseback trail rides, mountain biking, boating, fly-fishing in the Probo River (see the Heber City website for lots more). Along the ride, you can stop at Daniels Summit Lodge for a snack or a meal, but my favorite is Hanna's Kitchen, about halfway through the ride in (you guessed it) Hanna! It's a great spot to stop for breakfast - portions are huge, the fresh pies are fantastic and the prices are right. It's easy to spot, and open on Sundays for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (You'll find it easily - there will be lots of other bikes in the parking lot!) There's a scarcity of fuel stops along the route, so make sure you fillup before leaving Heber.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

Nickname (optional) Rob Osborne

 

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Ratings/Reviews

 

Reviewed by Guest on October 18, 2010
(3 out of 3 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Dusty
motorcycle_year: 2003
motorcycle_make: Indian
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: I live up here at 8.000 ft. outside of Heber, this is a GREAT ride. Elevation changes so if its warm down low you could freeze your bag off over the Wolf creek summit at almost 9600 feet. The fall colors are awesome, be careful of Sheep, cattle and especially deer. Heber has a great saloon called the Angry Bull, food is good and beer is cold. The Ride up Mirror Lake Hwy to Evanston is also a really good ride Ride Safe
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Reviewed by ROADWHORE on January 12, 2013
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Creator: ROADWHORE
motorcycle_year: 08
motorcycle_make: Harley Davidson
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: Nice pavement for the most part and not a lot of traffic. can be very windy area, but I look forward to riding it again this summer
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Reviewed by alinford on June 9, 2012
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Creator: Austin
motorcycle_year: 2012
motorcycle_make: BMW
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: Great ride! I started the trip going up Provo Canyon, and came down through Park City and Parley's Canyon.

The twisties during the second half of the ride are great, with lots of opportunity to pass slower moving vehicles.

I had breakfast at the café in Hannah, and ate lunch at Redrock in Park City. You can also eat in Kamas, which is on the route.
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Reviewed by vbenedict on June 9, 2012
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Creator: VBenedict
motorcycle_year: 2001
motorcycle_make: Honda Shadow
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: This was my first ride in UT, but I don't see it getting much better than this. I started in Provo and drove north, and did this route counter-clockwise. The southern leg has great views of rock formations, rivers, and I think two lakes, while the north branch has fun winding roads with much less traffic. My only note would be that the mileage estimates seem to be 30-50% short, so plan fuel accordingly (e.g., Hanna to the next junction is ~45 mi). Highly recommended ride and tack on a ride to/from Provo (great views along the river) or through Park City (wide open views of the mts/slopes) on either end! Ride like the wind.
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Reviewed by Guest on August 1, 2010
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Creator: Don and Sally
Comment: Try this. Cedar City to Salina, Salina to Fairview, Fairview to Skyline mine, Mine to Hiway 40, Use the Emma Park cutoff, Up Indian Canyon to Duchesne, Up over 35 to Francis(best part) then up the Mirror Lake Hiway.. Stop for the night at Evanston. 440 miles of fun.. Total of ten drops of rain and cloudy the entire way. Perfect perfect. Hope to do it many times more PS Does anyone have a picture of the "Motorcycle Advisory" sign? Wish we had stopped for that...
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Reviewed by Guest on July 22, 2010
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Creator: Rich B
motorcycle_year: 2009
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: I am visiting from NJ and rented a bike for the day. Thanks for the recommendation. Beautiful ride. Description and directions were on the mark.
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Reviewed by Guest on April 17, 2010
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Creator: Seth & Susie
motorcycle_year: 2004
motorcycle_make: BMW
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: Love this ride! We generally start in Francis (having ridden up from SLC) and then stop for a meal at the Hanna Cafe - it's very popular with riders. You then have two options: go back the way you came and experience everything in reverse, which is still very pretty, or proceed from Hanna east and then turn south to intercept US 40 and then blaze on back to SLC or wherever you're going. Either way it's a pleasant short-day ride. Watch out for sheep!
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Reviewed by Guest on July 14, 2009
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Creator: Dennis
motorcycle_year: 2001
motorcycle_make: BMW
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: I do this ride all the time. If you get to the Francis to Hanna part before 9am, you will see very few cars. However you will be heading into the sun, watch out for deer at that time of the day. If you continue the ride through Hanna east to Duschesne, the cafe on the main street in Duschesne has the best breakfast in the area.
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Reviewed by Guest on July 4, 2008
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Creator: Andrew W
motorcycle_year: 2007
motorcycle_make: Suzuki
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Left SLC at 5:30 am July 4th. Drove up Parley's, then did the Francis - Hanna - Tabiona part first. A bit chilly. You may need to head towards Duschene to refuel before heading back toward Heber,: 50+ miles from where you pick up 40 to the next gas station. Ate at Chicks in Heber. Home through Provo canyon, and to the Lehi pool with the fam by 10:15. Not a bad way to spend a morning!
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Reviewed by Guest on June 8, 2008
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Creator: Peter
motorcycle_year: 1996
motorcycle_make: Yamaha
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: I did this ride Saturday May 31, 2008 for my first ride of the season. I went the opposite direction. Absolutely gorgeous and would make for a great morning or afternoon. I didn't stop at the Hanna's Kitchen since getting late...but I will do this ride again and definitely will next time.
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Reviewed by Guest on April 4, 2008
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Creator: Mark B.
motorcycle_year: 2007
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: I'm from Riverton, Utah which is just south of Salt Lake City. My wife and I did this ride in June of '07 as a day ride. Your description is excellent and right on. Utah has beautiful scenery and many roads perfect for motorcycles. The only thing you left out was the return trip back into Salt Lake. Don't forget about Provo Canyon! Use this route to return to Salt Lake to top off a wonderful day ride.
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