Park City Mountain Resort

Park City, Utah

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Answering the plea for more public access to private lands surrounding town, Park City Mountain Resort has graciously opened its doors, rather its mountain, to the community of non-motorized recreationists. To the resort, mountain biker’s are indebted and grateful. A newly designated network of dirt roads, doubletracks, and singletracks caters to bikers of intermediate ability and above. Unlike Deer Valley Resort across town, where you can “get a lift” and coast downhill all day, Park City Mountain Resort recaptures the original precept of cross-country mountain biking. Although nearly 30 miles of routes are available on the resort, this abbreviated tour features many of the newly constructed singletrack trails. Your goal is Shadow Lake, a glacial pond that reflects some of the resort’s steepest runs in Jupiter Bowl. But this route is more than simply logging miles on one- and two-lane dirt. It is a window to the bygone days when the clamber of picks and shovels shattered the still mountain air, and miners searched feverishly for pay dirt. You’ll pass a half dozen defunct mine sites along the way, many of which brought fortune to prospectors and mining magnates alike. Some brought only ruin. Tread: 1.2 miles of pavement, 7.3 miles of doubletrack, 6 miles of singletrack.
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by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

Answering the plea for more public access to private lands surrounding town, Park City Mountain Resort has graciously opened its doors, rather its mountain, to the community of non-motorized recreationists. To the resort, mountain biker’s are indebted and grateful. A newly designated network of dirt roads, doubletracks, and singletracks caters to bikers of intermediate ability and above. Unlike Deer Valley Resort across town, where you can “get a lift” and coast downhill all day, Park City Mountain Resort recaptures the original precept of cross-country mountain biking.

Although nearly 30 miles of routes are available on the resort, this abbreviated tour features many of the newly constructed singletrack trails. Your goal is Shadow Lake, a glacial pond that reflects some of the resort’s steepest runs in Jupiter Bowl. But this route is more than simply logging miles on one- and two-lane dirt. It is a window to the bygone days when the clamber of picks and shovels shattered the still mountain air, and miners searched feverishly for pay dirt. You’ll pass a half dozen defunct mine sites along the way, many of which brought fortune to prospectors and mining magnates alike. Some brought only ruin. Tread: 1.2 miles of pavement, 7.3 miles of doubletrack, 6 miles of singletrack.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Park City
Distance: 14.5
Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Season: June through October
Trailhead Elevation: 6,900 feet
Top Elevation: 9,300 feet
Local Contacts: Park City Mountain Resort 435-649-8111
Local Maps: USGS: Brighton, Heber, Park City East, and Park City West
Driving Directions: Directions to Park City Mountain Resort

Recent Trail Reviews

10/11/2001
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We were lazy and did the lift served riding at Park City. By far the best trail down is John's Trail, which has a turn off to the Tour de Suds trail or to Sweeney's Switchbacks. The whole thing is wonderful - great singletrack that twists through the aspens with plenty of roots and rocks to keep you entertained. There are several options to get back down - our favorite was the Sweeney Switchbacks route. Most of the options all take you into town just above the Main St. area - from there it's a downhill ride on the road back to the resort area. It would be a great ride without the lift service as well, but I know we wouldn't have gotten five runs in if we were pedaling up... We also tried the trails running under the lift (Moose Loose, Trestle), but they were significantly less challenging and fun.



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