Bicycling Salt Lake City Guide Book

by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)
Bicycling Salt Lake City  by Gregg Bromka

208pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762740965

Bicycling Salt Lake City features 33 of the finest cycling opportunities in the area, from mountain bike rides in the central Wasatch Range to road bike rides throughout the mountains and valley. Each ride features: GPS-compatible 3-D shaded relief maps; detailed information about each ride, including directions, distances, elevation gains, traffic conditions, and hazards; and elevation profiles of each ride with terrain, trail surface, technical difficulty (mountain biking), and margin of comfort (road biking).

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Trails from the "Bicycling Salt Lake City" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 33.
... Preview: Alta Ski Area is a locals’ favorite even after the “Greatest Snow on Earth” has melted. During summer you can get an up-close look at the terrain that has made Alta legendary, but from the seat of you ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) is Salt Lake’s classic test of endurance and climbing prowess, blending gradual spinups and leg-cramping inclines. Just making it up and down BCC garners due respect in the ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29.4
... Preview: Inquire locally about the best intermediate-level mountain bike ride in Salt Lake, and the Big Water Trail to Dog Lake will be the unchallenged response. Newbies, veterans, locals, and visitors alike ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: Riding along a shoreline should be flat and easy, right? Not when you’re pursuing the Ensign Peak section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST), because getting to the actual bench requires strong l ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: This section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) breaks from the traditional dirt trails and follows paved residential streets through charming east-side neighborhoods. The Parleys Crossing sectio ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: The cornerstone of the entire 250-mile proposed Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST), the Salt Lake City section combines challenging climbs and exciting descents to and from the smooth-rolling “shoreline ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: If you’re going to battle the high-speed, six-lane traffic on Beck Street/U.S. Highway 89 and endure the visual blight of its industrial complexes and oil refineries, then you’d might as well have a g ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 29.2
... Preview: A gravel pit, an Army training grounds, and a state penitentiary. What more could you want? How about mighty views of Lone Peak and Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch, inspiring sights of the Oquirrh Mou ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Riverton, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 27.3
... Preview: Located only 1 mile from Salt Lake City’s central business district, City Creek Canyon is a treasured amenity for the valley’s residents. Within minutes you can escape the confines of urbanism and bec ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: Bust out this loop during lunch break or whenever you need a quick amp-out, and you’ll return feeling it was time well spent. After a gradual spin out of Draper, you’ll face a 0.8mile-long wall up Was ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12.3
... Preview: The goal of this ride is to connect biker-friendly Wasatch Boulevard with Sandy’s Porter Rockwell Light Rail Trail. The former hugs the mountains’ foothills beneath the mighty stance of Lone Peak, and ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.5
... Preview: Ask ten bicyclists how they ride the Draper Loop and you’ll likely get ten different answers. This core loop leaves open several options for shortening or lengthening your ride. It’s a simple ride on ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.2
... Preview: “Once upon a time” this classic loop took bicyclists along quiet country roads to the remote reaches of the Salt Lake Valley, where cattle grazed and horses galloped through pastures to challenge the ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25.1
... Preview: Whether ridden by itself or tacked onto either the Parleys Canyon/I–80 ride or Emigration Canyon Road, the East Canyon Road to Big Mountain Pass has a Euro feel, as the last several miles switchback s ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: Aptly named, Emigration Canyon was the final leg of the Mormon Pioneers’ historic trek to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, led by Brigham Young. Today the canyon’s paved road is one of the most popular r ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 15.6
... Preview: Running from Utah Lake through the heart of the Salt Lake Valley to Davis County, the Jordan River Parkway (JRP) offers pedestrians, joggers, in-line skaters, and bicyclists a safe, peaceful, scenic, ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Riverton, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26.2
... Preview: Bicyclists of all ages, interests, and abilities unite annually to ride in remembrance of cyclists who were killed in car collisions on Utah’s roads and to raise awareness for bicycle safety. Josie Jo ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.2
... Preview: “Little” Cottonwood Canyon doesn’t mean smaller or easier than Big Cottonwood Canyon. It means shorter and steeper. Unless you’re using a triple chainring, there are few places to “spin” so climbing L ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.4
... Preview: This is a challenging jaunt that is scenic and historic. The trail blends smooth-rolling doubletrack and singletrack with short, steep, rough hills, so you’ll get a solid workout in just over a half h ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: Although Mill Creek Canyon is the only central Wasatch canyon requiring a use fee (for motorists only), it is certainly one of the most popular summer destinations for car tourists, picnickers, angler ... From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18.8