3 miles
Distance
1,987 ft
Climb
-93 ft
Descent
00:53:33
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Rock Canyon Trail

Rock Canyon Details

  • Riding Area
    Utah Valley
    Orem, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #30849 in Mountain Biking

Rock Canyon has its name for a reason. Where there isn't loose gravel, count on there being lots of rocks to make things interesting. Be prepared for a constant, intense climb. The trail starts out wide and rather bland, but does taper and become a little more exciting after a while. Rocks and gravel make for decent wet weather conditions; sticky mud is absent.

Downhill this really isn't all that bad. A lot of loose rock and big shale sections make for very difficult climbing, but it is not very steep, so not difficult to keep things under control going down. Multiple bridge crossings, and creek crossings as you get higher to the top.

Check your speed at the bottom gate, cause, there is a gate. And there are typically people rock climbing the cliff right by the gate, and groups tend to congregate.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rock Canyon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,894 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,149 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,043 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,149 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,043 ft
  • Grade
    11.258%
  • Grade max
    -21.464%
  • Grade min
    34.146%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1,268 ft
  • Distance flat
    258 ft
  • Avg time
    00:53:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:55
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Status:
on Dec 3, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Other Other
Directions to rock-canyon trailhead (40.264410, -111.629260)
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Rock Canyon Trail Reports

datedescription
Dec 3, 2018 @ 8:35am
Dec 3, 2018
Lots of erosion and rock slides.
May 24, 2018 @ 9:39am
May 24, 2018
Jan 13, 2018 @ 7:32pm
Jan 13, 2018
Most of the upper section of the trail is covered in ice
Jan 13, 2018 @ 7:32pm
Jan 13, 2018
Most of the trail is covered in ice
Jul 31, 2017 @ 9:24pm
Jul 31, 2017
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Photos

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Jul 31, 2017 @ 2:09pm
Jul 31, 2017
Rock Canyon, Park City
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Jun 24, 2017 @ 9:56pm
Jun 24, 2017
Rock Canyon, Salt Lake City
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Jun 24, 2017 @ 9:56pm
Jun 24, 2017
Rock Canyon, Salt Lake City
40 |
Jun 24, 2017 @ 9:56pm
Jun 24, 2017
Rock Canyon, Salt Lake City

5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag Jairus101 (May 27, 2017 at 15:12)
 So many rocks! I biked down it, and if was fantastic. My arms are numb, but thats to be expected with so many rocks Wink
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  • + 0
flag ryanwilk (Jul 22, 2017 at 17:54)
 This is a very very technical ride up, simply because the trail is entirely loose rocks. Sliding a tire off the side of a rock or having rocks slide out from under your back tire are very common. The way down is fun, but again, very technical. Too much brake and your front tire starts to dig in.
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  • + 1
flag swamper1 (Jan 13, 2018 at 5:31)
 This should be a black diamond at best. It really isn't that bad.
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  • + 1
flag karljarvis (Jul 9, 2018 at 10:47)
 Agreed. Double black makes no sense. Maybe a blue for descending and a black for ascending.
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  • + 1
flag todd Mod Plus (Jul 9, 2018 at 12:08)
 Agreed, changed it and added some better details in description
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Rock Canyon Downhill on a Hardtail
46 | Apr 7, 2018 , Orem
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