8 miles
Distance
1,123 ft
Climb
-2,119 ft
Descent
01:27:43
Avg time
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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
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #356

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -997 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,077 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,275 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,075 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,078 ft
  • Grade
    -2.449%
  • Grade max
    -100.013%
  • Grade min
    92.365%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,178 ft
  • Avg time
    01:27:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:03
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Status:
on Apr 15, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (19 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to thunder-mountain trailhead (37.702610, -112.279363)
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Thunder Mountain Trail Reports

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Apr 15, 2018 @ 1:27pm
Apr 15, 2018
All dry throughout. Some ruts, in sections, on the eastern portion of the trail.
Apr 14, 2018 @ 6:47pm
Apr 14, 2018
Good shape, no mud
Apr 1, 2018 @ 8:46pm
Apr 1, 2018
Lots of Mud at the top as of the 29th of March , best to avoid , lots of walking to avoid mud and some snow in North facing areas
Mar 31, 2018 @ 4:08pm
Mar 31, 2018
Snow and mud from east trailhead to summit. Downhill section dry and fun, though some mud spots. Had to go to the car wash to clean off the bikes....
Mar 31, 2018 @ 4:05pm
Mar 31, 2018
Mud and snow from east trailhead to summit was snow packed (north facing) and muddy. Downhill section dry, though some mud patches.
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Photos

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Feb 14, 2018 @ 4:13pm
Feb 14, 2018
Thunder Mountain, Panguitch
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Feb 14, 2018 @ 4:13pm
Feb 14, 2018
Thunder Mountain, Panguitch
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Feb 14, 2018 @ 4:13pm
Feb 14, 2018
Thunder Mountain, Panguitch
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Nov 4, 2011 @ 11:21pm
Nov 4, 2011
| 1 comments Thunder Mountain, Panguitch

4 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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