The Blackhawk Trail is a narrow singletrack that twists through aspen and pine along the top of the Nebo Loop in Payson Canyon. Almost unknown, this trail is among the nicest alpine rides in the state. The Nebo Loop is famous for its beautiful trees and mountain vistas -- especially in late September to early October when the red maples and golden aspens draw Sunday-afternoon gawkers from around the state. Elevation is 8000 feet.
The trail is best in the fall. Snow clears in mid-June, but the many sections stay wet with springs and bogs until late summer. Most of the creeks that cross the trial have a solid base, but if you see deep horse hoof prints, you'd better bail and walk.
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More Stats for Blackhawk mountain bike trail
Altitude change225 ft
Altitude min7,698 ft
Altitude start7,698 ft
Altitude end7,923 ft
Distance climb3 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat413 ft
Avg reverse time00:43:03
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Blackhawk Trail Reports
Aug 15, 2017 @ 9:39amAug 15, 2017
Jun 6, 2017 @ 11:14amJun 6, 2017
|Mostly dry with a few muddy sections. Small trees down across trail, can ride over or around.|
May 30, 2017 @ 10:20amMay 30, 2017
|I tried to ride this trail from south to north, but I couldn't make it more than maybe a quarter of a mile do to mud and fallen trees. I turned...|
Jun 3, 2016 @ 8:44amJun 3, 2016
|Large tree down across trail, blocking trail|
Routes with this trail
|blackhawk loop||11 miles|