3,141 ft
Distance
314 ft
Climb
-24 ft
Descent
5,128 ft
High Point

Hell Canyon Details

  • Riding Area
    Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #48196 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a narrow piece of singletrack with very tight switchbacks beginning across the road from the trail from Ensign Peak. From the top, a narrow singletrack weaves around curves of loose rocks and through workable switchbacks. As the trail gets deeper into the canyon gully, the switchbacks get tighter, and two of them verge on unrideable. Finishes with straightaway singletrack leading to the easier Columbus trail.

Some loose baseball-sized rocks, tight corners, and rocky steps make this a challenging climb.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hell Canyon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    290 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,838 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,838 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,128 ft
  • Grade
    9.234%
  • Grade max
    -7.927%
  • Grade min
    33.039%
  • Distance climb
    2,425 ft
  • Distance down
    487 ft
  • Distance flat
    229 ft
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Status:
on Dec 29, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 1.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Hell Canyon Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 1:09pm
      Dec 29, 2018
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 6:50am
      Aug 19, 2018
      This should be a black diamond trail. Numerous very challenging narrow, steep, loose corners.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 22 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 46 rides
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      Photos

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      Hell Canyon, Park City
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      Apr 21, 2018 @ 3:26pm
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      Hell Canyon, Park City
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      Apr 21, 2018 @ 3:26pm
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      Hell Canyon, Park City

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      SLC Sampler
      24 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag deepdrypowder (Aug 9, 2018 at 12:35)
       Loose and dusty. Scrub oak near the top needs a trim.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Sailanarmo (Oct 20, 2018 at 21:32)
       Definitely a Black, possibly a Double Black Diamond. The switch backs are super tight, the terrain is loose and crumbling, and one mistake can send you down the cliff. Hardly a rideable trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag omahadivision (Dec 22, 2018 at 10:06)
       Hike-a-bike going up. Good views though, should be black diamond
      [Reply]

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