The Alpine Loop is one of my favorite bike rides. It’s a long uphill battle around Timpanogos mountain with some fun downhill as a reward for your efforts.
I started up North Fork canyon, went down American Fork canyon, and came back home along the Murdock Canal Trail. It took me 5 hours to complete. I would recommend starting up the American Fork Canyon — It’s much more fun to come down North Fork Canyon than to come down American Fork Canyon.
- A lot of downhill
- You are on a normal road, so you do have to be aware of motorists
- This is a long bike ride; it took me 5 hours
- Be prepared for hours of continuous uphill
- In the winter you could try to bike on through, but the road is closed, and so any snow and debris on the road won’t be removed.