8 miles
Distance
1,375 ft
Climb
-1,726 ft
Descent
01:23:27
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Gander Trail
  • BLM
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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
    #12203 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 55 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, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Gander mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -351 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,660 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,068 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,062 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,711 ft
  • Grade
    -0.87%
  • Grade max
    -110.876%
  • Grade min
    94.787%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,370 ft
  • Avg time
    01:23:27
  • Avg reverse time
    02:01:38
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Status:
on Oct 23, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Gander Trail Reports

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      Oct 23, 2020 @ 8:35am
      Oct 23, 2020
      Great trail with mix of single track, slick rock and some tech. Awesome views as you ride along the edge of the Mesa
      May 22, 2020 @ 11:16am
      May 22, 2020
      reporter Biting gnats are bad right now!
      Apr 20, 2020 @ 9:18am
      Apr 20, 2020
      reporter Perfect!
      Apr 6, 2020 @ 9:47pm
      Apr 6, 2020
      Trail is looking good. Nice weather, 10 degrees cooler up here vs Saint George.
      Mar 1, 2020 @ 9:06am
      Mar 1, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 57 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 193 rides
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      Photos

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      395 |
      Jun 6, 2017 @ 9:18am
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      275 |
      Jun 6, 2017 @ 9:02am
      Jun 6, 2017
      325 |
      Apr 29, 2017 @ 8:35pm
      Apr 29, 2017
      263 |
      Apr 29, 2017 @ 6:14pm
      Apr 29, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Gooseberry Mesa Loop: N Rim-Gander
      13 miles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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
      flag 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
      flag 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]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag 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
      flag 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
      flag 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]

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