Big Mountain Trail Mountain Bike Ride
All photos by Outdoor Project Contributor, Brant Hansen
|Pros: Tram access. Long descent. Vistas. Flowy.
Preferable Season(s): Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required: Not Required
Dogs allowed?: No
|Total Distance: 8.20 mi (13.20 km)
Terrain Difficulty: BLUE
Trailhead Elev.: 10,960 ft (3,341 m)
Net Elev. Gain: -2,965 ft (-904 m)
Trail Uses: Biking
Trail type: One-way/Shuttle
Big Mountain Trail is a newer addition to the mountain bike trails at Snowbird resort. Although the trail is accessible by climbing a number of fire roads or other trails, Snowbird’s tram makes those options seem more like punishment than anything else. This gorgeous, fast, flowy, endless descent is suited for nearly any mountain bike. The views from the top are breathtaking, and the scenery as you descend will leave you in awe. The work Snowbird has put into the trail becomes immediately apparent with rollers on the straightaways and well built ladders over the marshy areas. You'll also encounter the occasional natural, but mellow, rock garden.