Level: Advanced
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 18 riders

Mountain Biking Bells Canyon

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#234 of 693 mountain bike trails in Utah
#6,485 in the world

Bells Canyon does not see much Mountain Bike traffic, and for good reason! It starts out very steep and with a loose gravel trail base, it makes for a tough climb on a bike. There are steps that are all but impossible to ride up (or down). After reaching the very scenic Lower Bells Canyon Reservoir the trail is much better! It turns to a fun single track through the trees. After crossing the stream above the Reservoir the trail becomes snarled with large granite boulders and is tough for even a hiker to negotiate.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The trailhead is located at 10400 South and Wasatch Blvd. Parking is on the east side of Wasatch Blvd and is well marked.
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  • Smeiser

    I rate it a 2 because it's not really a mountain biking trail, but as for hiking, it's fantastic! Even if you somehow think you can enjoy the climb, you will run into a lot of people because it's such a popular area. There's just so much other great mtn. biking nearby that I wouldn't do it at Bells, imho.

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  • mtemple

    This would make a short biking trail, once you climbed the steps with your bike, up to and a little past the lower reservoir.

    My recommendation is to leave the bike at home, strap on some trail shoes, and walk to the UPPER reservoir and the falls.

    This is a gorgeous trail in all seasons (even snowshoeing in the winter)

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