6 miles
Distance
1,271 ft
Climb
-1,180 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

The top of Bobsled is a challenging piece of trail.

The classic Bobsled loop. Park at Popperton, ride up Dry Creek to the Shoreline Trail (great views of Salt Lake), and drop down Bobsled to 11th Ave, and back to Popperton. Takes about an hour (give or take). A great loop for a quick after-work ride right in the city. Be warned: the climb up Dry Creek might wind you on a full DH bike, but this loop is a dream on a trail bike. Everything is easy-intermediate EXCEPT Bobsled, which is a solid "black diamond" trail (especially the top section). Intermediate/XC riders might prefer to keep going to City Creek.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Dry Creek to Bobsled Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,848 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,848 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,939 ft
  • Grade
    0.307%
  • Grade max
    -30.194%
  • Grade min
    36.64%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    965 ft
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)
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      Trail transparency
      Salt Lake Bobsled FAIL
      Salt Lake Bobsled FAIL
      trail: Bobsled
      0:24 | 239 | comments: 1 | favs:
      Sep 3, 2019
      Salt Lake City, Utah Bobsled, Drop, Nosedive, Endo, Wreck, Crash
      GoPro clip submission
      GoPro clip submission
      trail: Bobsled
      1:22 | 629 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
      Jun 12, 2018
      Bobsled trail, slc
      R@ Patrol Vlog- a day with reeder.
      R@ Patrol Vlog- a day with reeder.
      trail: Bobsled
      9:01 | 354 | comments: 1 | favs:
      Apr 2, 2017
      @brownpowproductions #enduro #dj #bardragbounty #dirtjump #istreet

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Bobsled
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 9:21am
      Oct 3, 2019
      Top section is a bit challenging due to water and mud in the very steep section, rest of the trail is great some lose sand bottom but that’s normal
      BST (Dry Gulch)
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 4:39pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      BST (Salt Lake City)
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 5:55pm
      Aug 16, 2019
      BST Access (Dry Gulch)
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 6:48am
      Jul 31, 2019
      Popperton
      May 14, 2019 @ 3:22pm
      May 14, 2019
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