Parleys Canyon/I–80 Road Ride

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Despite Interstate 80 being a major transportation corridor between Salt Lake City and all points east, Parleys Canyon is quite popular with bicyclists. Named after Parley Pratt, a Mormon Pioneer who first built a toll road up the canyon to Park City in the mid-1800s, Parleys Canyon mixes gentle and steep grades where you can perfect your high-cadence “tempo” riding or build raw climbing power. Granted, the constant whir of vehicles whizzing by is a nuisance, but you’ll get numb to it. Endurance junkies can use Parleys as a steppingstone for longer treks to Park City or up East Canyon Road.
Bicycling Salt Lake City

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Bicycling Salt Lake City

by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

Despite Interstate 80 being a major transportation corridor between Salt Lake City and all points east, Parleys Canyon is quite popular with bicyclists. Named after Parley Pratt, a Mormon Pioneer who first built a toll road up the canyon to Park City in the mid-1800s, Parleys Canyon mixes gentle and steep grades where you can perfect your high-cadence “tempo” riding or build raw climbing power.

Granted, the constant whir of vehicles whizzing by is a nuisance, but you’ll get numb to it. Endurance junkies can use Parleys as a steppingstone for longer treks to Park City or up East Canyon Road.

©  Gregg Bromka/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 22
Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Best March through October
Trailhead Elevation: 4,800 feet
Top Elevation: 7,000 feet
Local Maps: USGS Big Dutch Hollow, Fort Douglas, Mount Aire, Mountain Dell, Park City West, Sugarhouse
Driving Directions: Directions to Parleys Canyon/I–80 Road Ride

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