This trail can be done as a loop or if you have enough vehicles start ride at Coyote Hollow Trailhead parking.
Starting from the Thunder Mountain TH (aprox 7100 ft., restrooms, parking) ride E on the paved trail that follows river (#113) for 5.4 miles then turn on to dirt road and follow it 2 miles through a small campground to Coyote Hollow parking (8050 ft., restrooms, parking). The Thunder Mountain single track (#098) starts here winding through forest canyons climbing and descending the same 250 ft many times for the next 3 miles. The trail gradually climbs to roughly 8300 ft at 10.5 miles from the start (awesome views!) and then starts a rapid decent past red cliffs & hoodooï¿½s, switchbacking down the canyons. Some technical stuff as the switchbacks are rather tight & steep and some of the trail is very narrow along ledges. At mile 14.2 and roughly 7300 ft you intersect with trail # 066, go right and the trail quickly turns into a 20 mph downhill scream on a forested single track back to the Thunder Mountain TH almost 2 miles later.
This is an awesome ride! However if you are like me and from near sea level it will quickly remind you that you are at 7-8000 ft as the air is pretty thin and the climbs can be pretty tough. Big kudoï¿½s to the folks at the Dixie Forest dept (office in Panguitch, UT) for all the new signage and maintenance of the many trails in the area.