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Baby Thunder Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 443' 135 m
Descent: -5' -2 m
High: 8,365' 2,550 m
Low: 7,924' 2,415 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by Tomsen Reed

A series of short switchbacks through some classic Snowbird terrain with great views.

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Closed to runners (and all uphill traffic) during the ski season.

Runner Notes

This is a popular mountain biking trail, so just be aware of downhill traffic especially.

Description

From the split with the White Pine-Snowbird Link, the Baby Thunder Trail heads up a series of switchbacks that traverses through small forests and open slopes within the Snowbird ski resort. In the first couple of switchbacks, in the more forested section are a few fun plywood cutouts (off the trail) of mining buildings or hotels and things that make this trail fun and unique. The trail crosses some small streams and wet areas, but generally has some sort of foot bridge (or at least a pallet) to keep you from getting muddy or messing up the trail. Most of the trail, however, is pretty dry and somewhat rocky but still very manageable and fun for the ascent and descent. After the trail runs across a small ridge, it slowly drops down until it meets up with Rothman Way, just underneath the Gadzoom ski lift.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers (Indian Painbrush, bluebells, American Germander, etc.), and possibly moose

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