Bonneville Shoreline Trail Salt Lake City Section

Salt Lake City, Utah

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The Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) is a ride through time. The trail itself takes advantage of the near-level “benches” on the Wasatch Range foothills that mark the remnant shoreline of ancient Lake Bonneville. During the close of the Ice Age, about 10,000 to 100,000 years ago, meltwater from receding continental glaciers filled the lowlands of northern and central Utah such that the Wasatch Range and mountains to the west were colossal islands. Today, these mountains stand in proud relief above a valley that is inhabited by over one million residents. As you ride, think back to an age when water lapped against the mountains, and reflect upon the relief of the weary pioneers as they entered the valley. Tread: Dirt singletrack with short segments of doubletrack.
Mountain Biking Utah

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Mountain Biking Utah

by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) is a ride through time. The trail itself takes advantage of the near-level “benches” on the Wasatch Range foothills that mark the remnant shoreline of ancient Lake Bonneville. During the close of the Ice Age, about 10,000 to 100,000 years ago, meltwater from receding continental glaciers filled the lowlands of northern and central Utah such that the Wasatch Range and mountains to the west were colossal islands.

Today, these mountains stand in proud relief above a valley that is inhabited by over one million residents. As you ride, think back to an age when water lapped against the mountains, and reflect upon the relief of the weary pioneers as they entered the valley. Tread: Dirt singletrack with short segments of doubletrack.

©  Gregg Bromka/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 20
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: March through November. Midday during summer can be very warm as temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 100 degrees F.
Trailhead Elevation: 4,650 feet
Top Elevation: 5,800 feet
Local Contacts: Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake Ranger District, 801-943-1794
Local Maps: USGS Fort Douglas and North Salt Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Bonneville Shoreline Trail (Salt Lake City Section)

Recent Trail Reviews

10/6/2010
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Love this ride, its a fantastic ride within biking distance of the city. Love the fact that I don't have to get into my car to do the ride, if you start from City creek, the climb is very streneous, thats the ride i prefer. Offers stunnding views of salt lake city.


6/17/2004
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