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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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    653
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: 4.65 (3 votes)
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      trail: Bobsled
      1:22 | 274 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
      Jun 12, 2018
      Bobsled trail, slc
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      trail: Bobsled
      9:01 | 300 | comments: 1 | favs:
      Apr 2, 2017
      @brownpowproductions #enduro #dj #bardragbounty #dirtjump #istreet
      SLC Freeride
      SLC Freeride
      trail: Bobsled
      6:25 | 786 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
      Mar 28, 2017
      Devin n' Nate

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      BST (Dry Gulch)
      Dec 22, 2018 @ 9:42am
      Dec 22, 2018
      Top is muddy and rutted. The rest is just fine with mostly packed snow.
      BST (Salt Lake City)
      Dec 22, 2018 @ 9:42am
      Dec 22, 2018
      Mostly ok if you go early. Top of Dry Gulch muddy and tire gouged. Need to hit it early.
      BST Access (Dry Gulch)
      Dec 22, 2018 @ 9:42am
      Dec 22, 2018
      Bobsled
      Nov 9, 2018 @ 10:45am
      Nov 9, 2018
      Covered with leaves but nice and packed down and amazing to ride
      Popperton
      Nov 4, 2018 @ 6:09am
      Nov 4, 2018
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