7.6 miles
Distance
265 ft
Climb
-617 ft
Descent
01:21:37
Avg time
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Gander Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Gooseberry Mesa
    Hurricane, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13575 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #25344 in Trail Running
    • #69339 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Gander is a lot like Windmill in that it has varied terrain and rides the edge of the mesa. Get ready for lots of technical climbs and maneuvering. This trail is a blast.

This trail is unsanctioned.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Gander mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -352 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,705 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,060 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,057 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,705 ft
  • Grade
    -0.9%
  • Grade max
    -22.9%
  • Grade min
    14.4%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    01:21:37
  • Avg reverse time
    02:01:03
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Status:
on Apr 17, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.15 (19 votes)

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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Gander Trail Reports

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      Apr 17, 2021 @ 10:33am
      Apr 17, 2021
      Gorgeous. I like this trail better than the rim trails. Just go out and back.
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 10:31am
      Mar 22, 2021
      There was fresh snow in the shaded parts of the mountains across the valley and large puddles on the road. The trail was dry but not so dry that...
      Feb 20, 2021 @ 3:03pm
      Feb 20, 2021
      Feb 7, 2021 @ 5:31pm
      Feb 7, 2021
      Jan 17, 2021 @ 8:32am
      Jan 17, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 44 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 362 rides
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      Apr 29, 2017 @ 6:14pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      Gooseberry Mesa Loop: N Rim-Gander
      13 miles

      11 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      idmtbiker52 (Apr 9, 2017 at 14:14)
       A loop with gravel road mileage for start and finish from the main gooseberry TH parking area is total 12.4 miles
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      mtskilover (May 18, 2017 at 17:19)
       Fun trail. As an intermediate rider it was mostly ridable by me. Liked the challenge and the scenery. Compared to Wire Mesa this is slightly more difficult.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      W33ble (Sep 24, 2017 at 21:20)
       Great trail! I agree with the other review, it's more work that Wire Mesa, but I thought that made it more interesting. For being an unsanctioned trail, it's pretty well maintained.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Silentfoe (Oct 19, 2017 at 15:26)
       This trail is the hidden gem of Gooseberry Mesa. It's 8.1 miles from the Windmill intersection to where it crosses a dirt road and becomes the Grafton Wash trail. Most people do it as a loop with the dirt road or as a bigger out and back. Chunkier than the rest of Gooseberry but with much less slickrock. Views are amazing the whole time.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      tuffguppy (Mar 7, 2018 at 19:21)
       I rode this for the first time last weekend. I loved it as an out and back. I especially like that it has a primitive feel and is not as well marked as Gooseberry North and South Rims. I also like the challenge of the prickly pear cactus that often seemed to be reaching out across the trail to pierce your tires. Gotta be aware and in control at all times!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Ceckert12 (Apr 3, 2019 at 20:11)
       Trail is awesome!!! First time & the trail was great if your on boulders people have stacked rocks to show you the way.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Chrooth (Feb 15, 2020 at 18:34)
       Absolutely excellent trail! So much fun and gorgeous views. I'm a decent rider and this was much more technical than I expected. Not used to walking so many obstacles on a blue, but hey! I'm a better rider now than I was this morning!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MontanaMiller (Mar 6, 2021 at 12:28)
       Killer views, and less busy than other stuff up here
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MattinButte ATS (Mar 6, 2021 at 21:10)
       I rode a loop of Gooseberry Mesa, followed by a loop of Wire Mesa and linked them with this trail. (36 mile ride). This was my favourite trail out of the lot! More cliffs, more views, more remote!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Ak-Dan (Apr 13, 2021 at 7:32)
       Love this one.
      Never a dull moment.
      The perfect blend of dirt trail through the forest, jaw dropping views and potentially life-changing split second decisions. Awesome trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      robertellisw (Jun 27, 2021 at 19:10)
       Reminds me of the Secret Trail on Gooseberry...which happens to be a black.
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