Heber Valley to Snowbird
Saturday, Aug 05
- Start 1:10pm
- Estimated Finish 3:45pm
Start Address: 2002 Soldier Hollow Drive, Heber City
Finish Address: 100 Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird
- Heber Valley (start) Come early to Soldier Hollow to cheer on the amateurs at 9:30 a.m. for the start of The Ultimate Challenge presented by University of Utah Health. Celebrate all week with the Wasatch County Fair Days, including the Mountain Valley Stampede Rodeo on Friday at 7 p.m. and country music concert with Jake Worthington.
- Snowbird Resort (finish) -- In addition to the Expo, all activities at Snowbird are available (admission fees apply) for the Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Mountain Flyer, Vertical Drop, Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall, Kid's Inflatables and more.
Little Cottonwood Canyon closes at 1 pm to vehicle traffic.
The Queen Stage, with its epic finish at Snowbird Resort, has always had a big impact on who wins the overall classification of the Tour. At 61 miles, the course is much shorter than previous editions. But don’t be fooled—this means riders need to handle a much harder, more dynamic race with less room for error. The stage begins, for a second time, in the shadow of Mount Timpanogos at Soldier Hollow, where Nordic competitions were held for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The entire area sits in the Wasatch Mountain State Park. After rolling out from the stadium at Soldier Hollow, the racers will only have a few miles around Deer Creek Reservoir before tackling the Alpine Loop, a Category 1 climb that runs beside Sundance Resort. Passing through American Fork Canyon and Timpanogos Cave National Monument, this route was first used on the Queen Stage in 2008. The route travels through the cities of Draper and Sandy before the final fireworks up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird Resort. This is the 10th consecutive year that Snowbird Resort has hosted a stage finish, with the signature climb featuring 8-12 percent gradients on the final six miles through Little Cottonwood Canyon.