8 miles
Distance
1,123 ft
Climb
-2,119 ft
Descent
01:25:28
Avg time
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Thunder Mountain Details

  • Riding area
    Red Canyon
    Panguitch, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #336

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!

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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
    01:25:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:03
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Status:
on Oct 29, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4.9 (19 votes)

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Thunder Mountain Trail Reports

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Oct 29, 2017 @ 3:41pm
Oct 29, 2017
Super dry, but still tons of fun.
Oct 13, 2017 @ 11:26am
Oct 13, 2017
First 75% of trail super loose with a couple inches of thick dust, boring trail, mediocre at best. Last 25% had mind blowing views and fast ripper...
Jul 24, 2017 @ 3:23pm
Jul 24, 2017
Jul 7, 2017 @ 11:04am
Jul 7, 2017
Jun 11, 2017 @ 4:52am
Jun 11, 2017
A little silty and loose in spots but bring the thunder! It's gtg and riding great.
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Oct 29, 2017 @ 3:41pm
Oct 29, 2017
Thunder Mountain, Salt Lake City
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Aug 1, 2017 @ 10:00am
Aug 1, 2017
Thunder Mountain, My City
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Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:07pm
Apr 24, 2016
Thunder Mountain, Caliente
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Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:06pm
Apr 24, 2016
Thunder Mountain, Caliente

3 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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  • + 0
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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Thunder Mountain 2
1:41 | 140 | Jan 28, 2017 , Panguitch
Thunder Mountain 1
2:12 | 76 | Jan 28, 2017 , Panguitch
Thunder Mountain (Gimbal)
0:55 | 320 | Nov 1, 2016 , Panguitch
Thunder Mountain POV Clips
1:59 | 150 | Sep 27, 2016 , Panguitch

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