Park City Mountain Resort (Multiple trails) - Trail, Park City, Bikeparks

Park City Mountain Resort (Multiple trails) - Trail, Park City, Bikeparks

DESCRIPTION

There are several excellent trails which are lift served right here at the resort. All vary in length and difficulty, but all are excellent. Buy an all day pass and ride until the wheels fall off, this place rocks for all skills levels and riders. The following are just a few of the fun singletracks available: Sweeney Switchbacks: From the top of PayDay Lift, head right down Bonanza Access Road, then right onto Drift Road. Follow all the way across PayDay Run; then connect to Sweeney Switchbacks. You can also access the Sweeney Switchbacks from the Upper Norfolk, Lowell Avenue, and King Road Trailheads. Lots of sick - tight twisties, hairpins and huge rocks littering the trail, unforgiving to those in over their heads. I went over the bars 4 times in my first descent. Master the backseat for this one! [advanced] 3.6 miles / 19,000 ft. Steps Trail: From the top of PayDay Lift, head right down Bonanza Access Road. Connect briefly with Homerun; then take a right onto Steps Trail. When you get to the top, head left to 5-Way. Take a right on King Con Ridge and follow to Eagle Trail. This will connect with Spiro Trail, which will lead you to King Con Trailhead. To return to resort base, take Crescent Rd., then right on Three Kings Dr. Nice long singletrack with beautiful views of the area. The ridge get a bit rocky but anyone paying attention can navigate it. Watch for moose and deer! [advanced] 6.2 miles / 32,600 ft.

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[Aug 26, 2003]
Kevin The Geezer
Weekend Warrior

One of my favorite rides in the Park City area is to climb the Spiro Trail, then up to the Powerline Trail, on to the Comstock Mine Trail and then around Shadow Lake Loop. It's a good 3000-foot climb in 5.5 miles -- a steady aeroboic pace, mostly on gorgeous singletrack. And then there's the return ride! The Spiro Trail starts out as a steady climb with lots of well-designed switchbacks. Later it straightens out as it heads up Thayne's Canyon. Stay with it and you will be rewarded with perfect singletrack passages through aspen groves. The Powerline and Comstock Mine Trails are much straighter and steeper -- a solid workout in serene woods. The Spiro Trail also connects to the incredible Mid-Mountain Trail, which is picked up just a short way up the Powerline Trail. This beauty is a piece of singletrack heaven, weaving along for 11.3 miles (no exits) until you descend via 4 more miles of ski runs and dirt roads at The Canyons Resort. (It's another 5 miles back to your car by road/paved bike trail.) The Mid-Mountain retains a fairly constant 8000-foot elevation. No big climbs or rocketing descents -- just miles and miles of cross-country riding. The trail was funded in part by the Summit County Restaurant Tax, so say thank you to the local folks with a burger and beer in town.

Customer Service

(1) Spiro Trail to Thaynes Canyon Rd (dirt) to Powerline Trail to Comstock Mine Rd to Shadow Lake Loop (counterclockwise). Return the same way, or (2) Pick up Mid-Mountain Trail at beginning of Powerline Trail and descend at The Canyons Resort.

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[Oct 29, 2000]
John

The first thing you should know is that David is wrong--PCMR does not have lift-serviced trails. Now, if you've not been here, pick up a free trailmap at Jan's, Cole's or White Pine. Note that there are three heads: the first is Spiro (on the Canyons side of PCMR), the middle is Sweeny's (town lift area), and the third is up Daly ave, which dead ends into a fire road (this services trails between the resorts, and DV).

Whew! That said, this is the best system by far in the area. These trails are well thought out and designed for bikes, unlike the many area trails that are too steep, too wide, too straight, too ugly, unmaintained, unsecluded and short. This is the real stuff. Start at the trailhead, ride up, ride down to somewhere else, and repeat until you cry for your mom. If you don't ride a lot, once should suffice. The trails are not extreme, but there are plenty of technical trails, and certain areas are steep enough that you'll get use of your granny gear. Occasionally you may need to hike up a section (if you hit a predominanyly down area going up), but an in-shape rider can handle just about all of it. If you like drops, et cetera, you can make your way further into DV, and ride down some of their lift-served trails, some of which are rutted out quite a bit and contain drops. Other lift-served DV trails are for tourist families that don't want to get hurt.

Customer Service

There are three trailheads to the Deer Valley/PCMR trail system. See below.

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Don't waste your time riding the garbage trails of SLC. Real mountains provide real mountain biking. The ONLY five star riding in the area is here.

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[Jun 06, 2001]
Alex

2 things:

1) Unfortunately, David is right. As of last summer (2000), Payday lift at PCMR was carrying bikes/riders up, and the traffic was beating up John's and Trestle trails.

2) This is the best riding in the greater SLC area, but the map sucks, the signing is inconsistent, and the intersections hard to describe. If you're from out of town, or new to the area, hook up with one of the following weekly group rides:

Wasatch Mtn Club: Every Tues (late June - mid Sept.) at 6:00 PM, meet on roof of Municipal garage, by Muni offices off Guardsman Rd. Typically they break into a fast & slow group.

White Pine: Every Thurs. at 6:00PM (June-August), meet at shop off Main St. They break into 3 or 4 groups based on ability. Level 2 & 3 rides tend to be big (15-20 riders)

Jans: Every Tues at 6:00, meet at Shop. Never done their rides...

Customer Service

See below

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On an even day, get a friend to drop you off in Park City. Do a Park City/Deer Valley climb to Scott's Pass to Wasatch Crest to Great Western Trail to either Big or Little Water trails. Descend into Mill Creek. Descend road for 3 miles, then pick up Pipeline, descend to Rattlsnake Gulch, descend to road, drop down into suburban SLC.

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[Jun 01, 2002]
Mighty Marc

Great single track all the way till you descend at the Canyons ski resort. Appears to be a brand new trail (lots of tree stumps, freshly broken rock and downed trees). Killer single track on both the climb up Spiro and Mid-Mountian trial. Really enjoyed this ride and truly recommend.

Customer Service

Ride up Spiro Trail, on west side of resort. Take Mid-Mountian all the way to The Canyons ski resort. Go down and loop up with Farm trial back to Park City.

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[Oct 09, 2002]
Stan de Jong

This is one of my favorites, Ive been riding 15yrs. and this is one of the most senic, fun, and good outs I've done. The first mile is a fairly good climb and kept me breathing. After that it mellows but continues to climb. Its fun going across the ski trails I ski in the winter. The single track is not to narrow but be careful with the many switch backs along the way. Always stay on the single track vs. a few maintenance roads, it will be much more enjoyable. It was interesting seeing the many mine shafts and buildings along the way. This fall the leaves were great and even had alittle snow along the trail last weekend. It took myself and my wife alittle over and hour to get to Jupiter Bowl, I'm 50 so younger bucks and does may be able to ride up alittle faster. Great Ride, will do at least once per month next year. Also at the Thaynes lift is a turn off along the single track that will take you 14 miles to the Canyons Ski resort. Cant wait to do that next year.

Customer Service

Start at Resort Center or 3 Kings Road, up Spiro trail, stay on single track up pole line to Jupiter bowl. I came back same way but there are many options with some more climbing

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[Jun 17, 2003]
Big Al

Love this trail system, my favorite in the area. What I love about the riding in PC is that you hit aspens and pines as soon as you leave the trailhead. In Ogden, you have to climb quite a bit before you hit any aspens or pines.

Customer Service

Up spiro....many ways to go from there...

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Deer valley (use the public transit bus to take you up to Silver spring (it's free), ride up Big Bear to get to the top, ride down to town via Tour de Suds), TG1, TG2, John's, Sweeney Switchbacks, etc, etc....awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!

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