6 miles
879 ft
-3,299 ft
Avg time
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Big Mountain Details

  • Riding area
    Little Cottonwood Canyon
    Park City, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Jump, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

Snowbird's Big Mountain Trail descends from the top of the tram on Hidden Peak at 11,000 feet elevation. It's an intermediate-technical singletrack, opened in 2014. From tram to parking lot, the route is 7.6 miles with 3000 feet of descending. The Snowbird tram takes you quickly to the top. Hero types can climb to the top either (A) early in the morning so you reach the top before the upper trail closes to climbing, or (B) by climbing the tram road, which is a brutal proposition.

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More Stats for Big Mountain mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,420 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,419 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,847 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,847 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,428 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    471 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 1, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 3.65 (17 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to big-mountain trailhead (40.562270, -111.645960)
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Big Mountain Trail Reports

Sep 1, 2017 @ 2:47pm
Sep 1, 2017
Some trail construction, loose in spots, overall good condition
Aug 24, 2017 @ 9:01am
Aug 24, 2017
Damp, but not muddy in many places. Couple of standing wster spots, but you can go around them. Doing trail maintenance towards the bottom. ...
Aug 2, 2017 @ 10:37pm
Aug 2, 2017
Outstanding shape
Jul 30, 2017 @ 5:28pm
Jul 30, 2017
Rode 4 times in the last 2 days. The trail is in beautiful shape. No snow and no mud
Jun 21, 2017 @ 4:26pm
Jun 21, 2017
Big Mountain Trail is wet in many locations, and there are 6-8 snow drifts which must be Hike-A-Bike over/around. I turned around just before...
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Aug 28, 2017 @ 8:04am
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Big Mountain, My City
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Sep 26, 2014 @ 8:10am
Sep 26, 2014
Big Mountain, Park City

Routes with this trail

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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 4
flag scott-townes (Oct 22, 2014 at 18:06)
 A 6 mile lift serviced trail with over 3k of descent... really not much more to say. But if I had to... I'd say the only negative things you'll hear about this trail are either that its not smooth enough and you'll have to pedal in some short sections (on a bike! omg!!). Then again those people don't quite understand the point of this trail. Its not a flow trail, its not a trail for straight up DH bikes (you can do it but way more fun on a 4-6" trail bike). Its one of the longest lift-serviced trails in North America (possibly the longest), it will be rough on most but is nowhere near too tech. for intermediates and the scenery/trail itself changes 3 or so times on the descent. Best part is you can pedal to the top if you want to give yourself a really good ride with unreal views.
  • + 1
flag dbodoggle (Jun 27, 2016 at 17:58)
 Great description. Was on the fence about riding because I was listening to the whiners. Now I'm sold on checking it out this summer.
  • + 1
flag alekstkach (Jul 24, 2016 at 16:34)
 Scott-townes description is pretty accurate. Not a really a flow trial, not a DH trail, not really an XC trail. Not really much of a trail but it is long and you can take the tram up so I guess that is good? The view is awesome...
  • + 2
flag forrestgladding (Aug 29, 2017 at 10:23)
 I call this an endurance enduro/DH trail. Its rated blue, but if you attempt this trail at speed and without stopping it easily changes the character of this trail to a black. Put it this way it would be the hardest blue you have ever ridden. I mean the best strava time is around 25 minutes of continuous hauling ass, that isnt easy feat for that long, rate it a black.

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