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Bobsled

Average Rating:    (4.36 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

Very steep, washboard beginning. Fast, sharp banked turns in the middle(hence the bobsled name) and fast singletrack at the end. Oh, and a b**ch of a climb for 75 feet at the end.
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Latitude
40.79491945489551
Longitude
-111.85202121734619
Trail Directions
Drive East on South Temple St. Take the first left past the 1300 E. Stop Light. Drive North past the Shriner's Children's Hospital and turn left just past their property. Drive past Salt Lake City Cemetery and the crematorium. Take first right after crematorium and park in parking lot of school/park. Either shuttle or ride straight up the road for about a 1/4 mile and there will be a gate to enter the Bonneville Shorline Trail. Ride up about 1-1/2 miles to the big bend where there is a big sign prohibiting bikes, horses, atv's, etc. to the left. Turn right off the face of the hill(doesn't really look like a trail, but trust me, it's there)-this is the beginning of the bobsled.
Trail Length
7 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Salt Lake City
   


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Review Date
October 4, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: usstoledo ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This thing lives up to its name. I recommend caution, esp. coming off the main trail spur. The drop is as steep and rutted as it looks, and it looks like hell on a speedboat. The mid-portion of the Bobsled rewards those that cut loose and take the curves full-blast. Resist the urge to slowdown too much--for me, faster was actually safer. As for the climb, I didn't find it terribly taxing.



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Review Date
July 6, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Corey ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
2011 snow run-off has not been kind to the Bobsled downhill. As of July 4th the stream was still running thru the canyon and eroding the trail. The top of the downhill has suffered the most. Be cautious on your first lap, and don’t feel shame in stopping to scope things out. Hopefully the local crew will get things repaired when the stream dries up in late summer.



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Review Date
July 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jfairclough ,  Weekend Warrior , from SLC

Summary:
An old staple. Especially now that I have a 9 to 5 (or longer). Great for evening rides in the summer when it's 100 out (like today). Decent shade for much of the uphill. I used to do laps on this thing in my late teens. The beer belly needs to go before I'm doing that again, but I'm working on it. I bet many a people have eatin some serious sheeaaattt on the first 150 yard decent. It's loose, bumpy, rolly, and has erosion ditches everywhere. Gotta watch your assss on this part. After that, the true bobsled begins. Lots of burms and swooping turns and drops. It's pretty cool to feel yourself get nearly horizontal with only centrfugal force keeping your tires on dirt. You can bail out 1/2 way down by turning right on the dirt road heading back to mid Terrace Hills Drive or you can go down 7 car canyon and meet Chandler Dr. ending up just above the cemetary and 11th Ave. Still the same today as it was a decade (or more!) ago. DON'T RIDE UP IT or you'll get to kiss some titanium and drink dinner through a straw for awhile!!!

Recommended Route:
Terrace Hills to top, lift bike through gates, pedal your arse and don't turn left til you get to the saddle looking west to City Creek Canyon or east towards the "U". Head east and don't mess up on the first decent or you'll be bummin....

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pipeline (mouth of Emigration and Milcreek). Mueller Park



Comments
Vandizzy (06/15/2008)
k the mountain boarders have groomed out the top of this trail and it is smooth and fast with a few new large drop offs wood rails and car table jumps rollon
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Review Date
May 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Nathan , from Taylorsville, UT

Summary:
Don't be a wuss, work for the top :) I started riding with worn out brake pads from recent mud riding: WELL FUNCTIONING BRAKES ARE A MUST! I endod on the washboard part and ripped apart my front brake, and the front is generally the most important on this type of ride. I rode it probably twice as fast as I should've without that brake, but it was a hell of a ride. I'd reccomend it to anyone who rides the BST, it makes a great finisher.

Recommended Route:
Take the BST up to the top out of City Creek.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
BST, Mill Creek Pipeline, Wasatch Crest



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Review Date
August 4, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Steve , from Salt Lake City

Summary:
This route is for those who like a little climb. The ridge line trail of Dry Creek is a smooth fast ride with a lot of great views of the city. The beginning of the Bobsled is steep and wash board. The Bobsled itself is wild ride. Its got the bobsled style turns and a few decent drop off's. There are two logs you ride under on the lower half. You will ride under one log and come around a blind right turn to the second one. THE SECOND LOG IS NOW TOO LOW TO RIDE UNDER! So don't loose your head. It is over pretty fast, but worth it.

Recommended Route:
Park your car at the small park just north of Schriner's hospital. Follow the paved bike trail east. This will take you to the start of Dry Creek. Ride the Dry Creek trail to Bobsled trailhead. At the bottom of the Bobsled you can hook up with 11th ave. and ride to your car.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dry Creek to City Creek Canyon



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