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Bunker Creek (Right Fork)

 4.0 (12)

10.8 Miles 17.4 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

331' 101 m

Ascent

-2,932' -894 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

11,060' 3,371 m

High

8,361' 2,549 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 1 day ago
Mostly Dry - A few spots of standing water to muck through but otherwise awesome ride the whole way down. History

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A nice intermediate shuttle downhill run out of Brian Head resort.

Kevin Christopherson

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

This is a fun shuttle run from Brian Head Peak to Panguitch, Utah. There is nice singletrack, great scenery, and the route is almost all downhill. The last five miles go from singletrack to doubletrack to pavement. After the 2017 fire, local mountain bike clubs have worked hard to clear the trail and cut new sections.

Need to Know

At these elevations, be prepared for cold or stormy weather. I listed the trail as intermediate difficulty, but there are a few spots that will test a good intermediate rider. You can catch a shuttle at The Brian Head Giant Steps lodge or George's shop and they will take you up to Brian Head Peak (11,300 feet elevation) and pick you up at Panguitch. The Burger Barn at the end of the ride is a pick up spot for return shuttle and has amazing bbq. As of the time of this posting, the shuttle was a bargain at $20. Of course, you can also self-shuttle.

Description

Most people start by the small restroom just below Brian Head Peak. Look for a short steep singletrack climb that leaves the two track heading east. Don't get discouraged by this short climb. This is a downhill run. After about a quarter of a mile of climbing, you'll hit the top and ride through the tundra and scrubby trees that live above timberline. There are views in every direction. Be sure to notice Cedar Breaks National Monument in the distance to the south.

As you start the gradual descent into Bunker Creek look for views through the trees to the east. There are several great overlooks along the way. Follow the sign to the Right Fork of Bunker Creek (your left). It's the better bike trail of the two forks.

Now you'll drop in into the drainage and the fun begins. It's a very fun singletrack descent through the trees with a small stream crossing. Be on your toes, there are a few steep and rocky sections that will test an intermediate rider. Near the bottom, the trail changes to two track, but it's fast and fun.

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Aug 15, 2018
Chris Sarot
Great time on the trail. Forest Service was out doing some tree work. Lots of deer despite it being part of burned area.
Aug 11, 2018
Rob Brown
Aug 9, 2018
Jim Hatton
Very fun ride with killer views. The short uphill sections were a challenge for our sea-level blood.
Jul 12, 2018
Ryan Harper
Newly renovated at the right fork. Really great trail. 95% downhill. Definitely recommend for new and seasoned riders
Jul 5, 2018
Ryan Gifford
All clear and nice. A little loose due to lack of moisture. 12.6mi — 1h 15m
Jul 4, 2018
Jan Balster
Bunker Creek (right loop) is open again. 12.2mi
Sep 17, 2016
Rich Jennings
Sep 16, 2016
James Kelsey
Great fun. Lots of fall colors. Beautiful scenery at the top, then challenging rock gardens through the trees in the middle section.

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  4.0 from 12 votes

#1555

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Currently closed for fire-trail repair. Check with the USFS for re-opening Jun 24, 2018
I saw the comment about this trail being closed for repair and wanted more information, so I called the Brian Head resort and they said that all area trails are open now. Can anyone confirm that? Jul 2, 2018
Glenn Evans
St. George, UT
Glenn Evans   St. George, UT
Trail is open! stgeorgeutah.com/news/archi… Jul 9, 2018

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