Tour of Utah zooms past popular campgrounds

As a spectator, you can follow most of the Tour of Utah from campgrounds right on the stage routes.  I think spectacular scenery is a criteria for road racing and you can't get much better than Utah for scenery.

The 10th Annual Tour of Utah puts these incredible athletes through some of the most difficult courses of their racing careers.  Today's Stage 6 covered over 107 miles and almost 13,000 feet elevation gain.  Cyclists careened down Big Cottonwood Canyon past Redman and Spruces Campgrounds; sling-shotting through the 'S' turns.  Then they pumped their last bit of energy up the steep Little Cottonwood Canyon past Tanners Flat Campground to finish at Snowbird Ski Resort.

The toughest challenge of the 7-day event is yet to come when racers make a 70 mile loop beginning and ending in Park City, UT.  Racers will tour through Kamas then down Wolf Creek Highway (35) toward Wolf Creek Campground where they'll hit short, punishing, climbs with pitches close to 20%.  Then on to Heber City where their final and most difficult challenge is to climb up Empire Pass with an average gradient of 10 percent and sections that exceed 20%.

Thanks to all the campers who are following the stages from our campgrounds in Grantsville (Stage 3), Pineview Reservoir (Stage 4), Mirror Lake Highway (Stage 5) and the Cottonwood Canyons today (Stage 6) and tomorrow from Wolf Creek Campground (Stage 7).

Please come back when you can stay longer!