7.7 miles
Distance
751 ft
Climb
-1,741 ft
Descent
01:42:19
Avg time
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Thunder Mountain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Red Canyon
    Panguitch, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (9 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #675 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2307 in Trail Running
    • #14041 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Thunder Mountain Trail is best known for its amazing scenery reminiscent of its neighbor Bryce Canyon. If you have ever wanted to ride terrain like Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks, this is the place. Red rock and smooth singletrack mixed in with some loose technical sections. Bring your camera
This trail is shared with horses. Please give them the right of way and plenty of room.

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More Stats for Thunder Mountain mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -992 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,083 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,271 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,075 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,083 ft
  • Grade
    -2.4%
  • Grade max
    -58.5%
  • Grade min
    30.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,323 ft
  • Avg time
    01:42:19
  • Avg reverse time
    02:18:16
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on Jun 11, 2024
Very Dry
Avg: 4.75 (75 votes)
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      Thunder Mountain Trail Reports

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      Jun 11, 2024 @ 10:25am
      Jun 11, 2024
      Riding great. Yeah a little dusty, but about typical for this time of year.
      Jun 6, 2024 @ 10:09am
      Jun 6, 2024
      Very dusty
      May 19, 2024 @ 7:16am
      May 19, 2024
      Getting a bit dusty but not bad.
      May 14, 2024 @ 9:22pm
      May 14, 2024
      Apr 28, 2024 @ 9:15pm
      Apr 28, 2024
      Dry and running great.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 212 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,917 rides
      • Last: Jul 14, 2024

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      May 12, 2018 @ 8:31pm
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