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      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: uinta-wasatch-cache national forest
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      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 31, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      23
      Trails Mountain Bike
      7
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      26
      Trails Trail Running
      25
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      9
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      4
      Total Distance
      37 miles
      Total Descent
      12,519 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,302 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,865 ft
      Reports
      135
      Photos
      78
      Ridden Counter
      3,054

      Popular Big Cottonwood Canyon Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      Past Week
      • 17 rides

      Photos of Big Cottonwood Canyon Mountain Bike

      trail: Lake Blanche
      16 |
      Nov 22, 2021 @ 3:05pm
      Nov 22, 2021
      trail: Lake Blanche
      16 |
      Nov 22, 2021 @ 3:05pm
      Nov 22, 2021
      trail: Lake Blanche
      16 |
      Nov 22, 2021 @ 3:05pm
      Nov 22, 2021
      trail: Lake Blanche
      16 |
      Nov 22, 2021 @ 3:04pm
      Nov 22, 2021
      trail: Lake Blanche
      16 |
      Nov 22, 2021 @ 2:37pm
      Nov 22, 2021
      trail: Lake Blanche
      20 |
      Nov 22, 2021 @ 2:36pm
      Nov 22, 2021
      trail: Desolation
      64 |
      Aug 8, 2021 @ 6:44am
      Aug 8, 2021
      trail: Desolation
      127 |
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 8:31am
      Oct 4, 2019

      Videos of Big Cottonwood Canyon Mountain Bike

      6:57 | 1117 | Jul 21, 2019
      Todd Crashes
      trail: Desolation
      0:16 | 1016 | Sep 30, 2016
      youtuber Bear Trap Fork Trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon
      14:21 | 164 | Jul 6, 2022 , Cottonwood Heights
      Desolation #019 to Mill D (Remastered) | Big...
      trail: Desolation
      11:15 | 84 | May 26, 2022 , Cottonwood Heights
      youtuber So EPIC We had to do it TWICE in one day |...
      trail: Desolation
      23:01 | 73 | Apr 18, 2022 , Cottonwood Heights
      Big Water Trail - Dog Lake and Desolation Lake...
      trail: Desolation
      10:18 | 87 | Nov 28, 2021 , Cottonwood Heights
      Full Ride down the Wasatch Crest! A sneak...
      trail: Desolation
      1:15:41 | 160 | Feb 4, 2021 , Cottonwood Heights
      youtuber First bucket biker in the USA shredding some...
      trail: Desolation
      3:55 | 150 | Oct 5, 2020 , Cottonwood Heights

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Desolation
      Sep 17, 2022 @ 12:52am
      Sep 17, 2022
      Ideal Forgot to add a photo of the tree to my...Raggmunk
      Bear Trap Fork
      Sep 6, 2022 @ 8:59pm
      Sep 6, 2022
      DrySlightly overgrown, but in good shape.themostnate
      Days Fork Trail
      Sep 4, 2022 @ 7:15am
      Sep 4, 2022
      Dry4 or 5 downed trees that are passable....jt81031
      Silver Fork
      Aug 27, 2022 @ 2:02pm
      Aug 27, 2022
      DryGreat shape.UtahJohn TRAILFORKS
      Lower Mineral Fork
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 6:48am
      Jul 16, 2022
      DryE-Bike Trail is clear to the top. Lower sections...Hidec

      Activity Feed

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      user #3155512TRider77riddentrailLower Mineral Fork
      Sep 29, 2022 @ 3:24pm
      2 days
      user #3155512TRider77votetrailLower Mineral Fork
      Sep 29, 2022 @ 3:24pm
      2 days
      user #737999oscanuckarwishlisttrailDesolation
      Sep 27, 2022 @ 1:03pm
      Sep 27, 2022
      user #2151083RaggmunkvotetrailDesolation
      Sep 17, 2022 @ 12:49am
      Sep 17, 2022
      user #2151083RaggmunkaddreportDesolation and 1 more
      Sep 17, 2022 @ 12:48am
      Sep 17, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #967682themostnatetrailBear Trap ForkSteep and loose, some small rock garden. ...
      Sep 6, 2022 @ 8:58pm
      Sep 6, 2022
      user #525751tcmtnbikrtrailBear Trap ForkSteep and deep! Now one of my favorite trails...
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 3:47pm
      Jun 29, 2022
      user #2845262ColePLT5PStrailLower Mineral ForkSnow at the top, can only go 3.5 miles in
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Jun 23, 2022
      user #892597UtahJohntrailBear Trap Forkit's 40%, not 40 degrees. Big difference. 40%...
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 9:30pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      user #32404smgishot13trailBear Trap ForkI’m not sure what drugs uslums is on but it...
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 2:19pm
      Jul 17, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Upper Mill Creek Canyon 10 23 km
      Solitude Mountain Resort 4 14 3 13.6 km
      Snowbird 1 9 15.4 km
      Brighton Ski Resort 25.6 km
      Little Cottonwood Canyon 4 4 25.8 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike713 miles7,713 ft10 miles5,423 ft
      #1,933#1,0246012551,193
      E-Bike33 miles246 ft2,464 ft4,068 ft
      #2,873#6309427
      Hike2637 miles12,520 ft15 miles6,302 ft
      #1,506#9011813612937
      Trail Running2536 miles10,033 ft13 miles6,302 ft
      #1,511#89913612362
      Horse13 miles220 ft1,430 ft1,890 ft
      #350#24840
      Dirtbike/Moto13 miles220 ft1,430 ft1,890 ft
      #108#68402
      Snowshoe914 miles1,280 ft2 miles4,636 ft
      #241#1403820
      Backcountry Ski412 miles512 ft4,951 ft4,636 ft
      #45#243697
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