Park City Mountain Resort Professional Review and Guide
"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."