Tour of Utah

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History

Snowbird is proud to host the Queen Stage of the 2017 Tour of Utah. Just like the road to Alpe-d’Huez in the Tour de France, Little Cottonwood Canyon will challenge the competitors with close to 3,000 feet of elevation gain over a six-mile climb with 8-12% gradients. 

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is one of only five UCI-sanctioned, multi-stage, North American pro cycling events in 2017. Showcasing some of the world’s most prestigious teams and cyclists for seven days in August, this event now attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event that follows the Tour de France. Over a decade since its opening circuit, the Tour of Utah, today, stands shoulder to shoulder with the most prestigious professional bicycle stage race events as our answer to the greatest cycling challenges the world has to offer. The event is free for all spectators.

Canyon Closure:
Little Cottonwood Canyon will close to vehicle traffic for a period of time between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Please be sure to be leaving/entering the canyon by 1:15 p.m. For the latest road info call 801-933-2100.

Stage Details 

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.

Tour of Utah Links

Media Contact

Brian Brown
Communications Manager
Direct: (801) 933-2047
Fax: (801) 933-2298
bbrown@snowbird.com

Quick Info

Noon-6pm, August 5, 2017