Thunder Mountain Trail
Thunder Mountain Trail is located just outside Bryce Canyon National Park and is a gorgeous mountain bike trail with scenic views of the backside of Bryce Canyon. Pass through hoodoos, ride the mountain ridgeline and through pine forest on this 14.7 mile loop.
Length: 14.7 mile loop (if you include the Red Canyon paved trail to make the full loop)
Location: Bryce Canyon, Coyote Hollow trailhead or Red Canyon trailhead (if doing the loop)
Elevation Change: 1,748 ft
This is a singletrack trail with lots of switchbacks for climbs and descents, with close to 3,000 feet in elevation changes throughout the ride. The trail gets a little technical at the end with some drops and tighter switchbacks, but it should be fine for intermediate riders.
If you don’t have a second car or using a shuttle service, plan to start at Red Canyon paved bike trail and make it a loop.
Watch for horses. Horseback riding is also allowed on this trail. Dogs are not.
Best time to go: Spring, summer and fall