Thunder Mountain Loop

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Thunder Mountain Loop is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Panguitch, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

15.6 miles
1748 feet

kid friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking




wild flowers



no shade

no dogs

We started off from the Red Canyon Campground along SB12, and rode the paved bike trail to Coyote Hollow and then started the loop at the Coyote Hollow TH. The initial ascent is slow going and quite a good warm up before hitting the main trail. The first part of the trail is an up/down ride with some good climbs, but very doable in the right gears. At the midpoint, the ride becomes a little more level with some great views and a few steep climbs. As you descend the mountain, you encounter some tight switchbacks, and then a really nice bomb downhill (no pedaling needed) for over a mile, that dumps you right back into the Red Canyon campground. Fantastic ride.

mountain biking
4 days ago

Amazing!! A good mix of fairly short/easy climbs and fun downhill sections. Initial descent loose, technical, and descent to highway fast and fun!!!

Would recommend for sure!!

5 months ago

more for mountain biking

road biking
6 months ago

The first 9 miles are suitable for road bikes as it's a paved pathway.

Top notch views, short but sweet!

10 months ago

Exceptional MTB Trail. I would not recommend for inexperienced riders.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

amazing bike ride but more of an expert trail.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

I was the only hiker on the trail. I didn't see another person until I was 5 miles in, and then just a few bikers. I left my bike on the west side and rode it 7.5 miles back to my car. Beautiful place. Eyegasms everywhere.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Very fun trail. If you start at the dirt trail to the right, it's very difficult and technical about a mile into it and you will probably be the only one going in that direction. Otherwise follow the boring cement trail to a rocky road on the right. Then follow the rock road to the back entrance. From here it's about an 8 mile ride w lots of switch backs. The last cpl miles is straight down hill.

6 days ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

mountain biking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Thursday, August 16, 2012