195.8 miles
Distance
17,172 ft
Climb
-21,200 ft
Descent
2 miles
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The Greatest Bicycle Adventure in the American West.

Welcome to Utah’s Color Country, one of the greatest places in the world to ride your bike. Ride the Aquarius Trail and enjoy the marvels and scenery from the peak of Brian Head, through Panguitch, Hatch and Bryce, down to the beautiful town of Escalante.

Detailed Description
Aquarius Route is a 196 mile popular intermediate route located near Brian Head Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 17,172 ft with a max elevation of 11,057 ft then descends -21,200 ft.
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Route POI

Water Fountain/SourceCastle Creek (Filter)Water Fountain/Source
Water Fountain/SourceKing Creek CampgroundWater Fountain/Source
Water Fountain/SourcePine LakeWater Fountain/Source

Details

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Aquarius Route mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    33 hr 26 min
  • Altitude change
    -4,028 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,211 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,827 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,801 ft
  • Grade
    -0.4%
  • Grade max
    -67.6%
  • Grade min
    58.9%
  • Distance climb
    83 miles
  • Distance down
    104 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Thunder Mountain
Apr 3, 2024 @ 10:06pm
Apr 3, 2024
Covered in snow not rideable
Bunker Creek, North
Oct 22, 2023 @ 8:21am
Oct 22, 2023
Right fork at Bunker creek has a little mud at times and some puddles, but is overall in pretty great shape.
Sidney Peaks
Oct 22, 2023 @ 8:20am
Oct 22, 2023
Snow melted and trail is still clear and ideal as of Oct 22,2023 when we rode it. Right fork at Bunker creek has a little mud at times and some puddles, but is overall in pretty great shape.
Bunker Creek Ext
Oct 10, 2023 @ 6:09am
Oct 10, 2023
Bunker Creek Middle
Oct 10, 2023 @ 6:09am
Oct 10, 2023
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