8 miles
Distance
1,019 ft
Climb
-2,013 ft
Descent
01:34:16
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Thunder Mountain Trail

Thunder Mountain Details

  • Riding Area
    Red Canyon
    Panguitch, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #475 in Mountain Biking

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!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Thunder Mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -994 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,080 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,291 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,077 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,083 ft
  • Grade
    -2.435%
  • Grade max
    -39.996%
  • Grade min
    23.179%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,901 ft
  • Avg time
    01:34:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:03
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Status:
on Oct 28, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (25 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 thunder-mountain trailhead (37.702580, -112.279370)
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Thunder Mountain Trail Reports

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Oct 28, 2018 @ 1:35pm
Oct 28, 2018
Trail was very dry other than a couple of low lying spots on beginning climb that were wet with some mud. Switchbacks on downhill side had a lot...
Sep 3, 2018 @ 4:29pm
Sep 3, 2018
The washed out sections at the very end are good to go, a couple tricky drops into washes and loose rock in spots.
Aug 7, 2018 @ 10:39am
Aug 7, 2018
Last mile of single track, before reaching trailhead, has large sections of trail missing due to rain/washout damage. Still passable, just no...
Jul 21, 2018 @ 10:23am
Jul 21, 2018
Jun 16, 2018 @ 7:20am
Jun 16, 2018
Very dusty on the switchbacks and sections with lots of loose rocks.
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Photos

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Nov 21, 2018 @ 7:40am
Nov 21, 2018
Thunder Mountain, My City
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Nov 21, 2018 @ 7:40am
Nov 21, 2018
Thunder Mountain, My City
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Sep 20, 2018 @ 9:30pm
Sep 20, 2018
Thunder Mountain, My City
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Nov 4, 2011 @ 11:21pm
Nov 4, 2011
| 1 comments Thunder Mountain, Panguitch

Routes with this trail

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Thunder Mountain Shuttle Yourself featured
15 miles

6 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag nomit (Apr 30, 2016 at 22:15)
 One of the best trails I've ridden. Incredible views, uniqueness and flows really well. Enough uphill to keep you honest and keep it from being shuttled like crazy via the highway.
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  • + 1
flag BrokenHandlebar PHP (Oct 18, 2016 at 15:26)
 October 18, 2016-Thunder Mtn is very dry. A fair amount of small baby heads on some of the tougher switchbacks.
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  • + 1
flag norcalspeeddemon (Jun 13, 2017 at 7:13)
 Unreal views! If you are a mountain biker ride this trail instead of going to sightsee nearby Bryce. This has 90% of the views of the national park, less crowds and is a blast to bike through. Even better if you have someone to shuttle you
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  • + 0
flag LainaDoll (Feb 14, 2018 at 10:59)
 What is the best direction to ride this?
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  • + 0
flag dhc8driver (Apr 28, 2018 at 6:47)
 Super scenic, dry on 4/27/18.
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  • + 0
flag Dunhamjay15 (May 19, 2018 at 21:20)
 Great trail i was puckered up but it eas fun for every square inch of the trail
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