21.0 miles
Distance
5,413 ft
Climb
-5,579 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Beautiful climb through flowery albion basin up over catherine pass and dropping into dry fork canyon for a steep fast descent to mineral basin. Climb the crazy rocky 4x4 road up mineral basin back up to the tram and descend the epic big mountain trail back down to your vehicle.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Detailed Description
Alta-MineralBasin-Snowbird Loop is a 21 mile popular expert unsanctioned route located near Alta Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 5,413 ft with a max elevation of 10,830 ft then descends -5,579 ft.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Alta-MineralBasin-Snowbird Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 2 min
  • Altitude min
    7,737 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,377 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,212 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -56.2%
  • Grade min
    78%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,608 ft
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