River otters, Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, beavers, Bald Eagles, Magpies, and Brown Trout in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation area.
From Vernal head north 24 miles along US 191. The Bassett Springs trailhead is well signed, lying directly across the highway from the trailhead for the Range Study Loop. The trail is also well marked with bike trail signs along the way. Head north along the double track dirt trail. After about 1.5 miles, the trail gets steeper and deteriorates. About 1 mile farther, the trail tops out on Grizzly Ridge. The views to the south are worthwhile from here. The loop trail descends down a steep, rocky section back to the trailhead. This section requires excellent bike handling skills and a good deal of caution as well.