Bunker Creek (Right Fork)

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10.8 Miles 17.4 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

331' 101 m

Ascent

-2,932' -894 m

Descent

11,060' 3,371 m

High

8,361' 2,549 m

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6%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

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

Kevin Christopherson

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.

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 and they will take you up to Brian Head Peak (11,300 feet elevation) and pick you up at Panguitch. 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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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.
Oct 11, 2015
MATT FALKENSTEIN
Brilliant yellow/orange aspen trees.....early October - low season.....nobody on trail but us. 7 or 8 trees down and across the trail
Aug 29, 2014
Mark Davidson
Good ride. Single track was challenging due to the loose rock. The double track fun, scenic and pastoral with cows and cowboys. 10.8mi — 2h 17m

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