21.9 miles
Distance
4,409 ft
Climb
-5,886 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Distance
21.83 mi
Vertical Gain
4305 ft
Description
The Snowbasin Ridge Traverse takes you up the Southside of the gorgeous ski resort of Snowbasin Utah, across the ridge overlooking the Great Salt Lake and Ogden to the West and Ogden Valley to the East.

Beginning at the Green Pond Trailhead, and ending at Snowbasin resort parking will leave you at 16 miles. Or, keep going on the road and exit out of Wheeler Canyon and take a little dip in Pineview Reservoir. Adjacent to a little brook, my favorite stretch of singletrack was found in that quaint little canyon.

The views are virtually panoramic as the ridge drops off sharply to the valley floor thousands of feet below to your left and right.

Make sure to keep your eyes on the trail though as it is scrambly at spots!

I meandered my way up the ski resort to the southern boundary and made sure to tag the Southernmost Peak, Strawberry Peak, before traveling Northward to Allen Peak.

You tag two other peaks along the way, De Moisy Peak and Mount Ogden. If you have enough time, go past the resort boundaries and hit Sardine Peak, it's gorgeous! I missed it this time but it's a must if you can.

THIS IS NOT A LOOP.

It's easy to link up the beginning and end with a bicycle cycling up State Road 167. Or you can shuttle it as well.

WARNING- It was very hot and I borderline bonked on about 4-5 liters of water over about 5 hrs 44 minutes. (Another hr w/ 1 liter of water for the cycling portion).

Have fun!

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  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Snowbasin Ridge Traverse mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,476 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,840 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,317 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,843 ft
  • Grade
    -1.3%
  • Grade max
    -85.5%
  • Grade min
    69%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Down Icebox Canyon
Down Icebox Canyon
trail: Icebox
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Jul 24, 2020
Sardine - Snowbasin
Sardine - Snowbasin
trail: Snowbasin
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Sep 3, 2012
Super fun trail when it isn't busy - Super unsafe when it is. Today, it was busy... Footage still made a good short.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Icebox
Sep 14, 2021 @ 4:53pm
Sep 14, 2021
Solid packed after a good weekend rain
Needles
Sep 12, 2021 @ 11:53am
Sep 12, 2021
Needles (Lower)
Sep 6, 2021 @ 6:47am
Sep 6, 2021
Needles (Middle)
Aug 15, 2021 @ 7:38am
Aug 15, 2021
Moonshine Trees
Jul 31, 2021 @ 6:43am
Jul 31, 2021
Nice & tacky after last night rain
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