1 miles
37 ft
-1,143 ft
Avg time
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Bear Canyon (179) Details

  • Riding area
    American Fork Canyon
    Sundance, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
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The first part of the trail starts from the bench parking lot right at the end of the Zipline at Mutual Dell. The switchbacks are tight and often have big loose rocks and successive root drops. Mostly hike-a-bike for the first part. The middle section provides a short rest, and the upper section is all ride-able if you have the cardio for it, but it is brutal.

Going down, this is a local favorite, and is very fast until the bottom. That is where some will walk the drops and switchbacks, but it is rideable with a good all-mountain bike or even a skilled rider with a slack hardtail.

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More Stats for Bear Canyon (179) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,106 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,481 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,587 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,587 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,481 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    529 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
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on Jan 28, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bear-canyon-179 trailhead (40.435770, -111.650720)
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Bear Canyon (179) Trail Reports

Jan 28, 2018 @ 7:00am
Jan 28, 2018
There's some deadfall. Not much snow left on the lower sections.
Aug 22, 2017 @ 9:12am
Aug 22, 2017
Watch out for a fallen tree approximately half way down the trail.
Aug 17, 2017 @ 6:20am
Aug 17, 2017
Small tree down across trail at the half way point, can ride over or around
Jun 9, 2016 @ 9:33am
Jun 9, 2016
Totally dry now, which actually makes it a bit more difficult as the loose sections feel even more loose.
May 31, 2016 @ 7:20am
May 31, 2016
Tacky and really fast. No puddles or mud at all
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