A Wall between Sunday Creek and The Snow Fork that follows Greens Run
Topo With North Up - State Route 685 connects Millfield on State Route 13 and goes West to Buchtel. Millfield to Buchtel on S R 685 is about 5.5 miles.
Buchtel Wall Stats
3D Facing West
Rolling West along State Route 685 you follow the tributary of Sunday Creek, Greens Run. In the Summer months the name holds true as the hillsides are lush with vegetation. Enjoy the scenery while you can. About half way through the trip to Buchtel the road teases you with a short .15 mile climb that obscures the much larger and steeper upper four fifths of the climb. Three tenths of a mile into the hill you can see that someone has painted pavement onto the side of a cliff. Welcome to The Wall. Half way into the push for the summit, the grade steadily increases from 13% to 23%. From mile .85 to the top of the hill the grade retreats to 6% (but it feels like 12% after the previous tenth). If you take your camera with you, you can take a picture of yourself riding up the Wall and hang the picture of the Wall on your wall (in the hall).
Cycle Path recommends wearing ahelmet, obeying all traffic laws and riding within your limits.