The Devil’s Elbow is one of Alta’s most popular intermediate runs because of the consistent slope and wide trails.  These characteristics are the result of glacial smoothing and polishing of the Tintic Quartzite.  Most of the beds of the Tintic Quartzite dip about 25 degrees east in this area resulting in a topographic dip-slope situation, which adds to the generally uniform gradient in the area.

The smooth groomed intermediate run of Devil’s Elbow winds through rounded outcrops of the Tintic Quartzite.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *