Sundance Resort, located at the base of Mount Timpanogos, offers 25+ miles of lift serviced singletrack mountain biking designed for both uphill and downhill riding. Mountain bikers ride through challenging terrain while taking in the stunning vistas surrounding this beautiful resort.
What Makes It Great
All Sundance trails are designed for mountain bikers with intermediate or expert bike-handling skills. Not all of the terrain is difficult, but beginners are encouraged to take a basic skills course before taking the lift. If you’re new to mountain biking, a course at the Mountain Bike School is recommended to develop bike-handling technique before you head into challenging terrain. Helmets are required while riding at Sundance. Uphill riders have the right of way and cyclists should yield to other trail users - there are hikers on the trails as well.
Sundance Mountain Outfitters offers top of the line Felt Full Suspension mountain bikes for folks that didn’t bring a bike or want to check out some of the latest mountain bike technology. These bikes give the rider more comfort and control while taking on the trails at Sundance. Road bikes and cruisers are also available for rental.
Fall is a great time to hit the trails at Sundance. The incredible changing colors add to the already mind-blowing experience of lift-access mountain biking. Leaf-covered trails can add to the autumn experience, but can also add a bit of a challenge to the ride because the leaves can hide features on the trail.
Liability waivers must be signed before bikers are allowed to ride on the mountain. If uphill riding is more to your liking, Sundance has a Trail Only Pass option for $12 which gives the rider unlimited access to the maintained singletrack. Weather can be cooler at Sundance since it is up in the mountains, so be prepared with jackets and warmer clothing—conditions can change at any time. Riding gloves are good to have if you plan on riding for the whole day. Bring hydration and snacks to keep your energy levels up and to keep properly nourished. There are several dining options at the resort that provide an opportunity to rest and refuel.
Who is Going to Love It
Sundance terrain is mostly geared toward intermediate to advanced mountain bikers. Beginners are encouraged to take a skills lesson.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
To get to Sundance from Salt Lake City, take I-15 southbound towards Provo. Take exit #272 (800 North in Orem) and turn left—heading east. Stay on 800 North through Orem to the mouth of the canyon. Stay in the left hand lane, which will drop onto Hwy 189. Continue up the canyon approximately 7 miles to Scenic Route #92 which is the first left after the tunnel. Sundance is 2 miles up the canyon on the left. Parking is free and plentiful.