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

  • Riding Area
    Snowbird, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Jump, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

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.

The trail itself seems to go downhill forever. In the beginning there are some big switchbacks with some small tabletops in between the turns. Next you hit the bowl area, which stays wet for long, so there are typically some kind of lattice woodwork (started out with pallets when it first opened). The second half is a mix of buff singletrack and medium to loose trail with some loose rocky sections, but nothing really steep. The only real feature is a bridge that takes you around a tight and steep turn. There are a few little table tops and lots and lots of very tight berms.


Downhill Only during operating hours. Signage indicates you can ride up it before 10am

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More Stats for Big 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
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 16, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3.8 (21 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
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 16, 2018 @ 2:11pm
Sep 16, 2018
More than the usual number of rocks on the trail. A lot of recent erosion has put baby heads all over the trail, could be a very bad day if you...
Sep 16, 2018 @ 2:07pm
Sep 16, 2018
Very dry conditions!
Sep 6, 2018 @ 4:08pm
Sep 6, 2018
Very dry and dusty!
Aug 28, 2018 @ 8:35am
Aug 28, 2018
Dry along the whole trail. Quite rocky and loose in areas, especially in areas where there is a dropoff. So, be careful. Actually saw people...
Aug 24, 2018 @ 2:57pm
Aug 24, 2018
Great conditions, but a few areas are rutted where thunderstorm runoff occured.
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Routes with this trail

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TSBD (LCC Enchilada)
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Stage 1 - MidWeekMTB.com MiniEnuro
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MidWeekMTB - Snowbird 1 race
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MidWeekMTB - Snowbird 2 race
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6 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...
  • + 1
flag dbendixen (Jul 6, 2018 at 9:09)
 It wouldn't technically be a DH trail unless you know of an official DH trail somewhere that is this long. Definitely not XC--take your spandex elsewhere. Like someone else said, it's more of an enduro trail. I did it three times one afternoon when it first opened and enjoyed it, but haven't been back since. Maybe I need to try it again.
  • + 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.
  • + 0
flag wildrover (Sep 12, 2018 at 20:10)
 Call it whatever you want but I call it mandatory fun

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