7.9 miles
Distance
2,062 ft
Climb
-2,027 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

A way to do Bear Canyon without shuttling.

Detailed Description
Bear Canyon Loop is a 8 mile moderately popular expert route located near Sundance Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 2,062 ft with a max elevation of 8,225 ft then descends -2,027 ft.
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29 Reviews & Comments

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typack90 (Sep 3, 2022 at 20:13)
Trail Pine Hollow
Very tough climb to clean. *Very* fun downhill. I encounter hikers just about every time, so definitely check your speed at blind spots. Also a bit exposed in some spots where a crash would be pretty bad.
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typack90 (Aug 21, 2022 at 11:19)
Trail Pine Hollow
Crazy good fun; makes for a great finale if you’re parked at Pine Hollow TH. Just be mindful of hikers here; I encounter a few almost every time. One section with a bit of exposure on the south side.
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NathanRE3WLg (Aug 9, 2022 at 16:12)
Sections of hike a bike. Would be better going down towards Timp campground.
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tmlarson5 (Jul 22, 2022 at 19:44)
An awesome road with the exception of the the final mile which turns into a dust pit. Great for XC bikes. Gravel bikes will also like this route, just avoid the last mile.
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tmlarson5 (Jul 22, 2022 at 19:44)
An awesome road with the exception of the the final mile which turns into a dust pit. Great for XC bikes. Gravel bikes will also like this route, just avoid the last mile.
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tmlarson5 (Jul 22, 2022 at 19:44)
An awesome road with the exception of the the final mile which turns into a dust pit. Great for XC bikes. Gravel bikes will also like this route, just avoid the last mile.
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whansen90 (Jul 4, 2022 at 7:45)
Lots of dirt bikers, trail is in rough shape in spots, will make you a better techy rider.
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whansen90 (Jul 4, 2022 at 7:45)
Lots of dirt bikers, trail is in rough shape in spots, will make you a better techy rider.
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whansen90 (Jul 4, 2022 at 7:45)
Lots of dirt bikers, trail is in rough shape in spots, will make you a better techy rider.
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trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 17:00)
This ones fun and easy on a dirtbike! Make sure to watch out for and be courteous to mountain bikes and hikers which you will inevitably come across.
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trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 17:00)
This ones fun and easy on a dirtbike! Make sure to watch out for and be courteous to mountain bikes and hikers which you will inevitably come across.
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trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 17:00)
This ones fun and easy on a dirtbike! Make sure to watch out for and be courteous to mountain bikes and hikers which you will inevitably come across.
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trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 16:52)
Not too bad on a dirtbike, pretty standard
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Deez54 (Aug 31, 2019 at 21:16)
Trail Bear Canyon
This trail is definitely not easy by any means. It earns its black difficulty. With that being said, it is one of my favorite technical downhills in AF canyon! Forget climbing up unless you want to hike 90% of it.
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Deez54 (Aug 31, 2019 at 21:16)
Trail Bear Canyon
This trail is definitely not easy by any means. It earns its black difficulty. With that being said, it is one of my favorite technical downhills in AF canyon! Forget climbing up unless you want to hike 90% of it.
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Deez54 (Aug 31, 2019 at 21:16)
Trail Bear Canyon
This trail is definitely not easy by any means. It earns its black difficulty. With that being said, it is one of my favorite technical downhills in AF canyon! Forget climbing up unless you want to hike 90% of it.
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todd Trailforks (Aug 21, 2019 at 14:40)
Trail Bear Canyon
I changed it, enough people have chimed in. I first rode this trail 9 years ago on a hardtail 26er, and to me it seemed like a double black at the time. Ha ha.
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todd Trailforks (Aug 21, 2019 at 14:40)
Trail Bear Canyon
I changed it, enough people have chimed in. I first rode this trail 9 years ago on a hardtail 26er, and to me it seemed like a double black at the time. Ha ha.
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todd Trailforks (Aug 21, 2019 at 14:40)
Trail Bear Canyon
I changed it, enough people have chimed in. I first rode this trail 9 years ago on a hardtail 26er, and to me it seemed like a double black at the time. Ha ha.
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downhillbrill (Aug 21, 2019 at 13:04)
Trail Bear Canyon
I wouldn't call this a double black. It’s a pretty straightforward trail. Maybe black at the bottom but most of the trail is much easier than that.
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downhillbrill (Aug 21, 2019 at 13:04)
Trail Bear Canyon
I wouldn't call this a double black. It’s a pretty straightforward trail. Maybe black at the bottom but most of the trail is much easier than that.
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downhillbrill (Aug 21, 2019 at 13:04)
Trail Bear Canyon
I wouldn't call this a double black. It’s a pretty straightforward trail. Maybe black at the bottom but most of the trail is much easier than that.
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buster0535 (Jul 11, 2019 at 20:00)
Great views. Road is pretty rough so you'll be happy you have front suspension!
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buster0535 (Jul 11, 2019 at 20:00)
Great views. Road is pretty rough so you'll be happy you have front suspension!
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buster0535 (Jul 11, 2019 at 20:00)
Great views. Road is pretty rough so you'll be happy you have front suspension!
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Hyrumtasso (Mar 17, 2018 at 20:41)
Trail Pine Hollow
There’s always hikers
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jeffreycornwall (Jul 22, 2017 at 16:02)
This fire road is very choppy and unpleasant to ride. It does lead to a beautiful meadow and overlook before heading down to the top of G mountain. That was our initial end point but turned around at the meadow/overlook because of the poor conditions.
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jeffreycornwall (Jul 22, 2017 at 16:02)
This fire road is very choppy and unpleasant to ride. It does lead to a beautiful meadow and overlook before heading down to the top of G mountain. That was our initial end point but turned around at the meadow/overlook because of the poor conditions.
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jeffreycornwall (Jul 22, 2017 at 16:02)
This fire road is very choppy and unpleasant to ride. It does lead to a beautiful meadow and overlook before heading down to the top of G mountain. That was our initial end point but turned around at the meadow/overlook because of the poor conditions.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Bear Canyon Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,457 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,457 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,493 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -98.6%
  • Grade min
    48.8%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,923 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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