1 miles
Distance
37 ft
Climb
-1,143 ft
Descent
00:08:47
Avg time
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Bear Canyon (179) Details

  • Riding Area
    American Fork Canyon
    Sundance, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #31916 in Mountain Biking

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) 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
    -18.195%
  • Grade max
    -141.494%
  • Grade min
    22.28%
  • Distance climb
    529 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:08:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:54
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Status:
on Nov 6, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to bear-canyon-179 trailhead (40.435770, -111.650720)
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Bear Canyon (179) Trail Reports

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Nov 6, 2018 @ 1:22pm
Nov 6, 2018
Two trees down near the top after dropping in near the road. One larger rock sticking out in the middle of the trail that normally ain’t there
May 10, 2018 @ 7:44am
May 10, 2018
Cleared all the trees Premo Dirt all the way down!!
May 6, 2018 @ 1:58pm
May 6, 2018
Couple trees near the top, be careful
Apr 18, 2018 @ 1:02pm
Apr 18, 2018
Snow covered top to bottom with recent storm. Will be melted and then real muddy soon. 4 or 5 small trees down across trail, can ride over or around
Jan 28, 2018 @ 7:00am
Jan 28, 2018
There's some deadfall. Not much snow left on the lower sections.
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May 10, 2018 @ 7:47am
May 10, 2018
Bear Canyon (179), Draper

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