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Bunker Creek (Right Fork)

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

10.8 mile 17.4 kilometer point to point
80% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 331' 101 m
Descent: -2,932' -894 m
High: 11,060' 3,371 m
Low: 8,361' 2,549 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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

Kevin Christopherson

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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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Jul 14, 2019
Andy Logan
Jul 12, 2019
Hector Ortiz
Jul 4, 2019
Darren McCaulley
Sep 15, 2018
Sammy Olsen
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

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  4.0 from 13 votes

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#64

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#1,607

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Photos

Bunker Creek Trail
Jul 15, 2019 near Parowan, UT
creek crossing
Jul 7, 2018 near Parowan, UT
New trail after burn
Jul 7, 2018 near Parowan, UT
looking uphill. fast section
Jul 7, 2018 near Parowan, UT
Easy singletrack on top.
Aug 4, 2013 near Parowan, UT
Getting into the good stuff.
Aug 4, 2013 near Parowan, UT

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