Mountain Biking in the Ogden Valley - Snowbasin, Pow Mow, and More

Located at the top of Ogden Canyon, Wheeler Canyon is an old dirt road is open year round for non motorized vehicles. It is a 3.5 mile out-and-back trail that connects to Icebox Canyon, which then connects to a several Snowbasin trails. Wheeler is easy enough for children or inexperienced bikers and offers cooler temperatures and unique geological features.

Skyline South Trail is a scenic trail perfect for biking, hiking, or snowshoeing. Begin at the parking lot just off of North Ogden Canyon Road and head south. The hike is a 5.4 mile out-and-back to Lewis Peak, or continue on to a point-to-point course ending at Windsurfer Beach at the edge of Pineview Reservoir. Lewis peak offers expansive views of Weber County and the Great Salt Lake while the latter option shows the Ogden Valley and Pineview Reservoir in all their glory.

Bonneville Shoreline Trail is popular because of easy access from Ogden and includes multiple trailhead access points. Begin at the bottom of the Ogden Canyon and head north, parking on the east side of the road in the parking lot and ascending steeply until the end. Once on the road, cross and continue north. The challenging trail provides stunning views and an excellent workout!

Snowbasin features 26 miles of easily accessible mountain biking trails complete with gondola access. Vouchers can be purchased for single riders or all day use as well as equipment rentals, and mountain biking clinics. All trails are well maintained single-track or maintenance roads. Enjoy elevated scenic views around every turn and fresh mountain air!

A part of Snowbasin’s trail systems, Needles Point trail is the “main artery” in which multiple other trails stem from. These include Green Pond Loop, Porcupine, Sunshine, Last Chance Loop, Elk Ridge, Becker, Moonshine Tress, Middle Bowl, and Philpot. Trail maps are available at the Grizzly Center Rental Shop at the base of the mountain or here.

Though Powder Mountain Resort only has one main trail, the incredible Brim loop provides views of Eden, rolling green hills, and incredible wildlife. The scenic, single-track trail is approximately 10 miles long. It features alpine meadows, groves of aspen and fir trees, and an abundance of wildflowers. From some points you can see the valley below including Pineview Reservoir and the Wasatch Mountain Range. Beginners can easily conquer the moderate trail, though riders should beware of the occasional bumps and jutting rocks.

North Fork Park is a 2600 acre gem located in Liberty, Utah. The park offers camping, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and biking trails, and more. The Mule Ear-Mule Shoe loop includes 2 separate trails combined into one ride. The single-track trail is approximately 5.5 miles long and has a moderate difficulty. Some of the turns are quite tight and provide a challenge to the experienced biker. This ride is also a frequent destination for equestrians but the trail is wide enough to pass easily. Half of the trail is decently steep, so beware of if coming down clockwise.

The Ogden Bike Park is a 30 acre-area full of mountain biking and BMX trails. Both beginners and experts alike can enjoy the many single-track trails and jumps. There are more than 10 different trails, all of which are gravity driven, that range in difficulty from easy to expert. Each is marked with green, blue, black, and double black, imitating ski resort difficulty rankings. Most trails are .5 mile long and the park also has picnic benches!

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