3.2 miles
Distance
1,195 ft
Climb
00:57:17
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Little Cottonwood Canyon Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Sandy
    , Utah
  • Ref Number
    #1001
  • AKA
    Quarry
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1067 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1127 in Trail Running
    • #3792 in Hiking
    • #219 in Snowshoeing
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 100 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager

This trail is ridden either as an outback from the bottom parking lot or shuttle from the top (Lisa Falls).

With moderate sections of tech and a wonderful gradient this trail is a true gem. The water bars make for great whoop-di-doos, but be very mindful of hikers with young families on the main track which is also a popular hiking route.

The upper section of the trail (above the 3rd bridge) have alternate routes for expert riders.

Full of Sandy loam, grit and lots of gravel and rocks, Little Cottonwood Canyon #1001 handles moisture very well and is often still rideable when other trails in the area are not.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.
Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Little Cottonwood Canyon bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,195 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,422 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,616 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,422 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,617 ft
  • Grade
    7%
  • Grade max
    1.7%
  • Grade min
    32.8%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Avg time
    00:57:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:46:24
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Status:
on Nov 13, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (32 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Little... Trail Reports

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      Nov 13, 2021 @ 11:09am
      Nov 13, 2021
      a couple trees down on the power line on the lower sections, and one tree down at the Petroglyphs, you can ride over that one. Dirt is amazing.
      Nov 3, 2021 @ 8:54am
      Nov 3, 2021
      Trails are mostly clear, few wet spots that were mostly avoidable but seemed to be building as it was warming up
      Oct 27, 2021 @ 3:37pm
      Oct 27, 2021
      Wet with some snow but rideable.
      Oct 21, 2021 @ 5:38am
      Oct 21, 2021
      Hero dirty but slippery on the the rocks.
      Sep 29, 2021 @ 3:10pm
      Sep 29, 2021
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      Trail Lists

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      mkb5150 (Aug 25, 2015 at 19:48)
       intermediate, not black diamond. has unofficial black diamond offshoots that you have to know how to get to
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      atfarley (Nov 2, 2017 at 17:30)
       The black diamond side trails are really the only reason to go. If you ride those trails down it a 4 star. If you just take the actual trail it's a 1 star. The more difficult trails aren't hard to find in the upper quarter of the trail. Haven't found any below the upper bridge.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      NSmith11 (Sep 26, 2018 at 16:22)
       I think the climb is black for the combination of fineness and rock navigating skills required on the upper third. Descent is whatever color you chose to make it.

      I started out liking this trail because it was ridable at speed as a beginner(very few tight turns). Then I started to dislike it because I couldn't seem to climb it clean despite my efforts and I wasn't adding in any of the fun extras. Now I love it. The more I ride it the more my skills grow with it and it becomes more interesting/challenging. There are warp zones above and below upper bridge but the ones below are less interesting.

      Plan to cross paths with plenty of others on this trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ultraviolet-catastrophe (May 28, 2019 at 8:52)
       Good edits
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Inspector24 (Aug 10, 2019 at 20:03)
       Quarry Trail is a little bit beat up from the storm. If you want to read the whole thing you’ll have to take the road from the third bridge to the upper entry
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      utahlabrat (Aug 24, 2019 at 18:26)
       Whoever spent time energy and sweat to neuter the cool way, is an ass hole. Stop making trails easier! It doesn’t help anyone!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MaNicPeak (Apr 21, 2020 at 19:42)
       Good climb. Still a lot of snow on the upper end. Coming down was super fun. Well worth the exercise going up. Beautiful views and somewhat technical in parts. I plan to go back and run the trails.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jpinoymtb (May 25, 2020 at 23:46)
       First ride with my new full suspension mtb. As a beginner first time on this trail going uphill is pretty hard lot of rocks. I took my time just to be safe made it to top and did the fun part downhill.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Allison15uG1P (Jun 22, 2021 at 9:09)
       Hey! I found a pair of skis today (6/22) at the Quarry Mill parking lot. Tell me the name written on them and I’ll arrange to get them to you!
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